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Migration Movements


Southwestern Germany as an emigration country

20th century

During the economic crisis after the 1st World War groups migrated to South America exactly to Argentina.


Österreichisch-Ungarische Auswanderer auf einem Schiff der Austro-Americana in Triest Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts
Austrian-Hungarian Emigrants
in the beginning of the 20th century

After Hitler's takeover of power in 1933 the persecution of Jews started and the suppression of any opposition. Those who recognized the danger in time left the country.


In the post-war period, after 1945, there was the economic prospects for another emigration wave. Among the emigrants were also perpetrators of the Nazi regime, such as Adolf Eichmann, Franz Stangl, Josef Schwammberger, Josef Mengele, Erich Priebke, Aribert Heim, Ludolf von Alvensleben.


spread of German language


If you want to look the spread of German language in Europe in the different eras (7th to 20th century), then click on the image click here






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