Goodbye Forever - Life Beyond Germany
In the 19th century, thousands of people from the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach emigrated to America, Australia, Canada, Columbia, and elsewhere.
What really happened during the 19th century in an ordinary town in the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach is the subject of the book Goodbye Forever – Life Beyond Germany.
Information about emigration from the town of Tiefenort was collected over a ten year period of time and is presented in English for the reader to understand and enjoy. Tiefenort is representative of similar emigration patterns found in many other villages and towns of the region. Authentic historical accounts are reproduced and illustrated through original German newspaper clippings from the local press. Letters between relatives in Germany and America and reports from the town treasury give the reader a special understanding of the time of these emigrations, in particular the hardships of the era and the euphoria felt by many emigrants upon finding a better life abroad. Excerpts from ship manifests, family trees, and a detailed analysis of local emigration between 1840 and 1900 make this book even more unique.
Publication: 2017 (English)
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Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-9818232-3-3: 29,90 Euro ($32.00)