Birth, Death and Marriage records of those German from Russia who lived in the colonies along the Volga can be researched and obtained through Dr. Mila Koretnikova. Dr. Mila Koretnikova works together with her sister, who lives in Saratov, to get the research done at the Saratov Archives. Mila Koretnikova (Request letter can be in English) email@example.com. Thanks to Mila - I have found my Volga German relatives!
Headcanon that one time they dyed their hair and put in contacts and dressed up as eachother and acted like the other, AND NO ONE WAS ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE (until Italy figured out why "Germany" was being so oddly affectionate and why "Prussia" was giving him death glares the entire time) <---YES
13 March 1943 - German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków - So-called Ghetto A was closed down and all remaining Jewish workers imprisoned in the Plaszow concentration camp. Next day the SS troops emptied Ghetto B killing its Jewish inhabitants in their homes and in the streets. Several hundred Jews were trucked to the notorious Auschwitz death camp in Oswiecim.
Two freezing Germans, the one carrying a MG-34 light MG, somewhere on the Eastern Front. The machine gunner wears alight weather smock, his comrade in just a greatcoat. Great numbers of German soldiers froze to death because they stepped into Russia without proper winter clothing.