Huck Photographs

Few photographs have been found for inclusion in this collection. None are known to exist from the early 1900 period, although they may be safely stored in an album or a shoebox in someone's attic. Hopefully, such photographs will someday be shared with those of us with an active interest.

In the mean time, we must be satisfied with pictures made during recent visits to the village. We are indebted to Steve Schreiber for his visit to Huck in May 2001 and to the work of Janie and Hart Postlethwaite who have produced a CD containing two pictures from Huck in addition to many taken in other Volga villages.

Lela Miller recently (July 2004) provided copies of 16 photographs taken during her 1993 visit to Huck. Some of these pictures were published in Volume 3, No. 2 of the Die Huckere but were difficult to see because they were dark. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of any of these pictures (Lela-1 through Lela-16), contact Dennis Zitterkopf with your mailing address and the request will be forwarded to Lela. Comments about the pictures are from Lela.

Sue Kottwitz was also part of the group that visited Huck in 1993 and wrote the Die Huckere Volume 3, No. 2 article. Ruth Mosby sent copies of Sue's pictures from the trip and several of those have been added to our on-line collection (see the SK pictures).  Mike Meisinger visited Huck while part of another group and three of his photographs have been added to the list.  There is a marked positive difference in the state of the village when comparing the 2016 images to those made in 1993

If you have other pictures taken in Huck and are willing to share them, please contact Dennis Zitterkopf.

Brick building believed to have been a school


brick building another view of the brick building

headstone-1 portion of a headstone from the Huck cemetery

headstone-2 another headstone fragment in the cemetery

new Huck cemetery

view of a Huck street

horse drawn wagon in Huck

Lela-1 the bus wait station near the entrance to Huck

Lela-2 view of a Russian house and geese


Lela-3 street scene in Huck and typical in all the villages we visited

Lela-4 a newer brick house with Russian influence

Lela-5 a garden with houses in the background

Lela-6 view of the stadium where the Huck church once stood before it was destroyed by the Communists

Lela-7 another Russian house with separate gates for persons and animals

Lela-8 a corner view of the 1857 school

Lela-9 another view of the school (note the 1857 between the two top windows)

Lela-10 the original school master's house

Lela-11 back of the school with a broken light pole leaning against it

Lela-12 tour group having lunch on seats near the rear of the school

Lela-13 horse and (typical) wagon filled with grass cut with a scythe prior to lunch

Lela-14 walking across the German graveyard (head stones were in a pile behind the person taking the picture)

Lela-15 typical Russian cemetery with iron cribs around the grave site (perhaps to keep animals off the grave)

Lela-16 human leg bone lying in the German cemetery (a medical doctor in the tour group identifed the bone as from a human)

SK-1 a typical street scene in Huck

SK-2 Maria Koch, from the only German family in the village

SK-3 another picture of Maria

SK-4 site of the former Huck church which was closed in 1933 and burned down in 1980

SK-5 a view of the outskirts of village Huck

SK-6 the home of Lydia Strauch, an aunt of Irma Eichhorn who was also part of the group visiting Huck. Lydia
Strauch taught mathematics and physics in Huck.


SK-7 a view of another typical Huck house

2016 - Orthodox church in Huck

2016 - New School in Huck

2016 - Main street in Huck

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