Historian Award for Central Germany goes to Tiefenort
16th Central German Historians Award "Ur-Krostitzer Jahresring
Excerpts from the media information of the Radeberger Group KF c / o Krostitzer brewery for the award ceremony on December 11, 2019 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig:
"Our Ancestors are German" - Research on Emigration from Thuringia to the USA in the 19th Century
Astrid Adler wins the 16th Central German Historian Award "Ur-Krostitzer Jahresring"
"Astrid Adler from Bad Salzungen/Tiefenort in the Wartburgkreis won the 16th Central German Historian Award "Ur-Krostitzer Jahresring." With her works on migration from Thuringia to the USA, the hobby historian convinced the jury and received prize money of 1,500 euros and a golden one replica of the ring of Swedish King Gustav II Adolf. Another 3,000 euros was shared by the winners of the six thematic categories: local history, biography, culture of remembrance, documentation, life's work, and sports history. "... In addition, a special youth prize (500 euros) was awarded.
"The works of Astrid Adler with the titles Forgotten People, Goodbye Forever - Life Beyond Germany - Emigration in the 19th Century and Our Ancestors were German - Emigration in the 19th Century from the Grand Duchy of Saxe- Weimar-Eisenach impressed the jury the most. The works illuminate the emigration from Thuringia all of its facets. The books impress with their exact description and reconstruction of family relationships based on very labor-intensive archive studies in Germany and the USA. Astrid Adler also describes the reasons for emigration in a way that is easy to understand and appealing," explains Wolfgang Welter of the jury's decision.
The books above mentioned can be purchased on this website.