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  BMI Migration to Germany - Late repatriates
A special group of immigrants to Germany is the "late repatriates", ethnic Germans from the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc countries.
Their lack of German language skills has made it more difficult for members of this group to become integrated in Germany, which in turn has increased social concerns and reduced public acceptance for taking in additional ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The Federal Office of Administration is responsible for processing the admission and distribution of ethnic German repatriates.
www.zuwanderung.de /english/1_spaetaussiedler.html   (285 words)

  
 ethnic costumes: German tracht lederhosen
Folk or ethnic costumes are now somewhat romanticized versions of clothing styles that were once worn in Germany.
German immigration to America increased significantly in the mid-19th Century.
Ethnic costumes in Germany are generally thought as the various costumes worn in Germany by basically people all ethnically German and all speaking German, albeit with different accents and dialects.
histclo.com /style/ethnic/ethnicge.html   (1650 words)

  
 German translations: English to German translation and German to English translation
German is a leading language in business, science, technology, engineering, diplomacy, history, theology, philosophy, psychology, art, music, and literature.
German is the native language of approximately 100 million people and it’s the official language of Germany and Austria and one of the official languages of Luxembourg, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The necessity of German translations is indisputable, since the cooperation between the two countries leads to an interaction between the two languages.
www.lengua.com /german-translations.shtml   (587 words)

  
  german-canadian
The history of distinctively belletristic literature written in German in Canada until the end of the nineteenth century is negligible.
German-Canadian newspapers are important for the history of German- Canadian writing because they were organs of literary dissemination as well as carriers of literary texts some of which were written in Canada.
The letters were composed in the Pennsylvania-German dialect, a German dialect common among Germans of nineteenth-century Ontario.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /library/earlygermancanadian.html   (8045 words)

  
  Ethnic German
German Americans are the largest ethnic group in the northern United States (excluding New England), and form just under half the population in the Upper Midwest.
There are many ethnic Germans in the countries that are now Germany and Austria's neighbors to the east—Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia— but there are or have been significant populations in such areas as Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and Russia.
The result was German colonization as far east as Romania, and Slavic colonization as far west as present-day Lübeck (on the Baltic Sea), Hamburg (connected to the North Sea), and along the river Elbe and its tributary Saale further south.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/et/ethnic_german.html   (2736 words)

  
 The lost Germans of Kyrgyzstan, Life in Germany, Germany, Expatica
Several German villages were founded in Kyrgyzstan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but their populations were ravaged by Stalin's terror from 1937 to 1938.
Rot-Front was founded in 1927 by ethnic German families from Russia's Volga region and the Crimea.
Kyrgyzstan's German population was ravaged by Stalin's terror from 1937 to 1938
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  Germany's Expellees and Border Changes - An Endless Dilemma? Look into one of the least-known chapters of World War II ...
Last fall one German motorist was even shot and killed in a scuffle with Czech cops in the town of Pribram because he had left his car in a no-parking zone.
Actual expulsion and deportation of Germans from central Poland and the new territories started in April 1945, and from Czechoslovakia in May. All told, some 7.5 million from today's Poland and the Russian part of East Prussia were affected by flight and expulsion, of whom an estimated 1.4 million died or were killed en route.
The ethnic Germans of the former Soviet Union are descendants of colonists invited there in the 18th century by Czarina Catherine the Great, herself a German princess who didn't speak a word of Russian when she arrived to marry Peter III, whom she arranged to have murdered so that she could sit on the throne.
www.germanlife.com /Archives/1995/9506_01.html   (3789 words)

  
  Germans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Germans (German: die Deutschen) are defined as an ethnic group, or Volk, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, speaking the German language as a mother tongue and being of German descent.
In addition, a significant number of German citizens (close to 5%), although traditionally considered ethnic Germans, are in fact foreign-born and thus often retain the cultural identities and languages or their native countries in addition to being Germans, a fact that sets them apart from those born and raised in Germany.
Ethnic German repatriates from the former Soviet Union are a separate case and constitute by far the largest such group and the second largest ethno-national minority group in Germany.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/German_people   (2646 words)

  
 Ethnic German - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, the Danube Swabians settled in Pannonia and the Bukovina Germans in Bukovina.
The status of ethnic Germans, and the lack of contiguity resulted in numerous repatriation pacts whereby the German authorities would organize population transfers (especially the Nazi-Soviet population transfers arranged between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, and others with Benito Mussolini's Italy) so that both Germany and the other country would increase their homogeneity.
Although the deportation of Germans from this northern part of former East Prussia often was conducted in a violent and aggressive way by Soviet officials who sought to revenge the Nazi terror in Soviet areas during the war, the present Russian inhabitants of the Kaliningrad sector (northern East Prussia) have much less animus against Germans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethnic_German   (4867 words)

  
 german
Germans contributed substantially to its growth: By 1841, 28 percent of the total population was German; 10 years earlier the figure was only 5 percent, By 1850, when Cincinnati was known as the "Queen City of the West," the German community (including those born in America) made up half its population.
German involvement in the labor movement did not sit well with nativists, who, in the last decades of the 19th century, were again seeking support for anti-immigration laws.
German Americans, the societies members insisted, were neither "mongrels with a divided allegiance" nor "hyphenates." In keeping with this goal, they named their organization after Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a hero of the War of Independence.
www.theseverts.net /German.htm   (13046 words)

  
 Ethnic German Minorities in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia - 23-04-2002 - Radio Prague
Amid the debate about the millions of ethnic Germans who were expelled from the countries of Central Europe after World War Two, it's easy to forget that there are also many hundreds of thousands of Germans who for various reasons remained in the region.
In neighbouring Poland the German minority is a great deal larger than in the Czech Republic, concentrated mainly in the south-western province of Silesia, where it was estimated at around 200 000 in 1990.
The school was established in 1995 on the impulse of the German minority in Prague.
www.radio.cz /en/article/27184   (1496 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Intermarriage has blurred ethnic lines, but the 1990 United States census revealed that 1,175,888 Texans claimed pure and 1,775,838 partial German ancestry, for a total of 2,951,726, or 17½ percent of the total population.
The Germans were ambitious farmers and artisans who believed their futures were cramped by the social and economic system at home.
Germans created new ethnic islands as late as the 1920s, but they were peopled from other areas in Texas, particularly the German Belt.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/GG/png2.html   (2162 words)

  
 Ethnic German - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ethnic Germans—usually simply called Germans, in German Volksdeutsche, are those who are considered, by themselves or others, to be ethnically German, but do not live within the present-day Federal Republic of Germany or hold its citizenship.
German Americans are the largest ethnic group in the United States, and form just under half the population in the Upper Midwest.
Although the deportation of Germans from this northern part of former East Prussia often was conducted in a violent and aggressive way by Soviet officials who sought to revenge the Nazi terror in Soviet areas during the war, the present Russian inhabitants of the Kaliningrad sector (northern East Prussia) have much less animus against Germans.
www.recipeland.com /facts/Ethnic_German   (4786 words)

  
 Warsaw-Berlin Tensions Rise Over Expellee Claims | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 06.09.2004
Germans were forced to flee Poland en masse after World War II Moves by Berlin to recover money paid to ethnic Germans who lost property in Poland at the end of World War Two, along with lawsuits threatened by expellee groups, threaten to hurt ties with Warsaw.
In recent months, German authorities have encouraged immigrants from Poland of German ancestry to sue for property they lost when they were forced to leave the country after World War II.
Over the weekend, the German newsweekly Der Spiegel profiled the travails of an ethnic German family that emigrated from Poland in 1978.
www.dw-world.de /popups/popup_printcontent/0,,1319213,00.html   (901 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Ethnic German
An ethnic German (usually simply called German) is someone who is considered by himself or others to be German.
Having ancestors who lived in Germany or an area that at the time was part of Germany or otherwise considered German
Ethnic Germans form an important minority group in several central and eastern European countries (Poland, Hungaria[?], Romania, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)) as well as in Namibia.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/et/Ethnic_German   (92 words)

  
 BioMed Central | Full text | All-cause and Cardiovascular mortality among ethnic German immigrants from the Former ...
It is of particular Public Health importance because the health status of migrants frequently differs from that of the general population of the country these people come to, the "host country", as well as from that of the population of the country they come from, the "country of origin" [2,3].
There are hints that life satisfaction among Aussiedler is indeed higher than in their German peers [45,46], something which could be favoured by the formation of an own specific "cultural identity"[25] during the transition from life in the FSU to life in Germany, providing strong social cohesion with beneficial effects on health [26,27].
The German population registry system is known to be not fully accurate [53], but potential mistakes in registration affect data from the cohort and the general population similarly.
www.biomedcentral.com /1471-2458/6/16   (6342 words)

  
 German-Russian Settlement Map
Despite restrictions, the German population in Kaliningrad is rapidly increasing (from 200 in 1989 to 4,000 in 1993).
One of the fundamental weaknesses of the recent ethnic German political movements in the former Soviet Union is their lack of an ethnically conscious mass base.
Ethnic Germans were thus far more likely to seek mates outside their nationality after the deportations than they were before the dispersal.
www.rollintl.com /roll/grsettle.htm   (6880 words)

  
 Sample Chapter for Kazal, R.A.: Becoming Old Stock: The Paradox of German-American Identity.
German Philadelphians had long known that they were white, although that identification was less salient at the turn of the century than it would later become.
What began as a suspicion of German Philadelphians as potential spies and saboteurs mushroomed into a general assault on German ethnic expression itself and on the very legitimacy of views of the nation--like the National Alliance's--that allowed for a degree of ethnic separatism and, hence, cultural pluralism.
For German America, and the National Alliance in particular, was the strongest bearer of what today would be called multicultural concepts of the nation--including the notion that an evolving United States was continually shaped by the contributions of its different ethnic groups.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /chapters/i7741.html   (5310 words)

  
 Bromberg: ethnic German victims of Polish hatred   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Protestant German Minister of the Heart of Jesus Church in Bromberg, in silent prayer before the bodies of murdered ethnic Germans from Bromberg.
The bodies of 10 ethnic Germans, beaten to death and mutilated.
One of the murdered ethnic German farmers from the towns Langenau and Otteraue near Bromberg.
litek.ws /k0nsl/detox/Bromberg1.html   (728 words)

  
 Ethnic Cuisine: Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Typical German cuisine varies according to each German state's culinary tradition, to its regional agriculture, and to the new tastes of new Germans who have settled in the reunited Germany.
Principal crops grown now throughout the German states and used in its regional way of cooking include hops (Germany is the second largest producer in the world), sugar beets, barley, wheat, potatoes, oats, and rye.
German wines are produced throughout the wine growing regions of Ahr, Mittelrhein, Mosel-Saar Ruwer, Rheingau, Nahe, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Franken, Hessische Bergstrasse, Wuerttemberg, Baden, Saale-Unstrut and Sachsen.
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/germany.htm   (2734 words)

  
 German Police Assn. Pushes Fraternalism
Never-the-less, the German American Police Association (G.A.P.A.), a 22-year-old fraternal society comprised of 400 second, third, and fourth generation Germans, honors Lauer with an annual scholarship award bearing his name, and continues to press the city to place his name in the Board of Honor.
The ethnic and racial composition of the city has markedly changed in a hundred years since the Germans and the Irish vied for power, but as G.A.P.A. attempts to preserve the traditions of the past, it also builds upon a solid foundation for the future.
It is the smallest and least attended ethnic festival sponsored by the City of Chicago, but the real celebrations carry on long into the night in the living, breathing heart of the old German quarter along Lincoln Avenue.
www.ipsn.org /german.html   (1407 words)

  
 Ethnic German
An ethnic German (usually simply called German) is someone who is considered by himself or others to be German.
Having ancestors who lived in Germany or an area that at the time was part of Germany or otherwise considered German
Ethnic Germans form an important minority group in several central and eastern European countries (Poland, Hungaria[?], Romania, CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)) as well as in Namibia.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/et/Ethnic_German.html   (67 words)

  
 The NDSU Libraries: Germans From Russia
Indeed, just what is "Russian German?" This ethnic category is closely tied with the problem of defining "Russia's" geographical and cultural boundaries, which have always been subject to change and interpretation.
By the mid-1950s, at the latest, nearly four decades of persecution and physical destruction had bestowed upon the surviving ethnic Germans deported to Central Asia a relatively more coherent ethnic identity: "Soviet German." This broader identity, though by no means the only one, was partly forged out of adversity, death, and chaos.
The history of German refugees and deportees from Silesia, East Prussia and from the Sudetenland is well-known through frequent political discussions in the media.
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu /grhc/order/german_language/stricker.html   (1870 words)

  
 WWW.WAFFEN-SS.NO "7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen"
The ethnic German population of Vojvodina was settled during the reign of Austrian archduchess and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, Maria Theresa, who ruled from l740 to l780.
Before World War II, the ethnic German population of Yugoslavia numbered approximately 700,000,most of whom resided in the Serbian Banat.During the interwar years, ethnic Germans enjoyed full civil and cultural rights,had their own schools and representatives in the federal and local governments.
Large concentrations of Chetniks formed a constant threat to German forces in the event of an Allied landing, and the Commander-in-Chief, Southeast, directed that Operation Schwarz, under the Commander of Troops in Croatia, be undertaken in May and June to destroy the Chetniks in Herzegovina and Montenegro.
www.waffen-ss.no /SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division-Prinz-Eugen.htm   (2016 words)

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