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(S+) Emigrants in the 19th century: why did so many return to Germany?


Thousands of Germans made their fortune in the Wild West, but one in five went back to Europe - like Emilie Peters from the North Sea island of Foehr. The returnees were not considered to have failed, on the contrary.

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Proud: Many islanders set up their own delicatessen shops in New York.

The North German recipes were not only well received by the German emigrants in the metropolis

Photo: Dr. Carl Häberlin Friesen Museum

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Source: spiegel

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