From the Neumark, from Bohemia, from Galicia, from the Danube, from Transylvania and from different regions of the Russian Empire came a large number of emigrants who, at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, sought a better life overseas. In order to escape poverty, unemployment, land shortages, religious or political persecution in their homeland, many German-speaking inhabitants of these areas also set out to America, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Canada. The contributions in this volume trace their emigration figures and also the economic, cultural and political phenomena that the emigrants brought with them.
With contributions by Ingrid Bertleff, Wolfgang Grams, Wilfried Heller, Klaus Hödl, Göz Kaufmann, Anitta Maksymowicz, Jochen Oltmer, Halrun Reinholz, Harald Roth, Eric J. Schmalz and Tobias Weger.
Off to Sea!
German-speaking Emigration from Eastern Europe around 1900
Issued by the German Cultural Forum for Central and Eastern Europe
Translated from German by Sheila Brain
E-Book with illustrations, detailed registers and maps. Published by Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, Potsdam 2019
€ 2,99 | ISBN 978-3-936168-80-8
Deutschsprachige Auswanderer aus dem östlichen Europa um 1900
The german print edition of the book