Emigration research

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  • Research on emigrants from southwest Germany

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Many Germans left their homeland in the 19th century. The reasons for this varied depending on the region. North America was not the only coveted destination for emigrants. Those willing to emigrate also sought their fortune in Central and South America, Russia, Central Asia, Siberia or even in parts of Africa.

Not to be forgotten on the subject of emigration are the "Displaced Persons" (DPs), who were in Germany in large numbers at the end of World War II. Apart from former forced labourers, freed prisoners of war, there were also survivors from concentration camps who for various reasons could not return to their home countries. Many made the decision to emigrate. Until the mid-1950s it was mainly Jews who emigrated to the USA.

The offer of research on emigrants is focused on the southwest of Germany, mainly on the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.

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