World in Ukraine: German heritage alive in Transcarpathian Ukraine

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Oct. 14, 2010, 11:32 p.m. | Ukraine — by Kateryna Grushenko

Maria Strauss shares the memories of her life as a German in Transcarpathia during a Kyiv Post interview on Oct. 5. Her grandson, Norberd, does his homework in the background. )
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MUKACHEVO, Ukraine – It may be 7 a.m. in Kyiv, but for Maria Strauss in Mukachevo, the dawn has already broken. Along with thousands of other families living in Transcarpathian Ukraine, she considers herself German and sets her clock to German time – one hour behind Kyiv.
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