Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Russian-German Settlers in Africa

I just found out that a number of Russian-Germans settled in German East Africa (today Tanzania) during 1906-1907 as part of an Imperial German government program to settle Europeans in the colony. By 1908 there were 67 Russian-German families in the colony out of a total European population of 2845 people (pp. 577-578). I was unaware that there had been any substantial settlement of Russian-Germans anywhere in Africa.

Source: V. Schmidt, "Emigratsiia rossiskikh nemtsev v Vostochnuiu Afriku (1906-1907 gg.): iz kolonial'nogo proshlogo Germanii" in Ethnicheskie nemtsy Rossii: Istoricheskii fenomen. Materialy XII mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii. Moskva, 18-20 sentiambria 2008 g. M., 2009,  pp. 561-580.

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