Brasilien schafft(e) sich ab

Deutsche Immigranten, Kanada, 1911

Hier sind einige interessante Informationen ueber deutsche Einwanderer in Brasilien:

[…]Even though the immigration of Germans to Brazil was small, it had a notable impact on the ethnic composition of the country, particularly of the Southern Brazilian population. Different factors led to this large influence. […]

Another factor was the high birth rates among German Brazilians. Research has found that between 1826 and 1828 a first-generation German Brazilian woman had an average of 8.5 children, and the second generation had an average of 10.4 children per woman. Birth rates among German Brazilian women were higher than those of other Brazilian women, resulting in faster growth of the population of German origin than of the population of non-German origin and a rapid increase in the population of German origin in the country.

In the book The Monroe Doctrine by T B Edgington is said:

“The natural increase of the German population in southern Brazil is marvelous. As a rule they rear from ten to fifteen children in each family. Blumenau, a colony which was settled by the Germans over fifty years ago, more than doubles itself every ten years. Southern Brazil is now called ‘Greater Germany’, and the Germans exercise there a commercial and financial supremacy.”[…]

[…]German immigrants preserved their language more than any other group of immigrants in Brazil. This was mainly due to shared cultural identity and the desire to recreate in Brazil an environment with characteristics of the country they believed they would never return to[…] (Quelle)

..und hier ueber deutsche Einwanderer in die USA:

[…] Beginning in the 1830s, large numbers of Germans began to settle in Cincinnati. During this period, Cincinnati was becoming a major American pork-processing center. Many Germans lived in the area of Cincinnati known as Over-the-Rhine. Like Lancaster and other German communities, Over-the-Rhine emerged as an important center of German immigrant culture. The neighborhood had its own churches, clubs, and German-language newspapers. The German immigrants were not always fully accepted by other residents of Cincinnati. Some people felt threatened by the Germans and blamed them for many of the city’s problems. Anti-German sentiment led to violence in 1855. A mob tried to invade the German neighborhood, but armed German-American militia units pushed it back.[…]

[…]Because of violent episodes like the one that occurred in Cincinnati in 1855, German immigrants tended to establish their own communities. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many native-born Americans feared outsiders. Some of these people objected to the immigrants’ religious and cultural beliefs, while others believed that the foreigners would corrupt the morals of United States citizens. These people also contended that the quality of life within the United States would decline, as there were not enough jobs to employ the millions of people migrating to America. Many native-born Americans hoped either to limit immigration or to force foreigners to convert to American customs and beliefs. It would take several generations before the immigrants became truly accepted by the vast majority of white Ohioans. […] (Quelle)