This talk centers on migration schemes of a German-speaking group that used to live in Ukraine. After the 1880s, the worsening economic and political situation in the Russian Empire forced many of these people to move to other regions in the world, such as Siberia, Canada, Brazil or Germany. Eventually, Hitler's population policies put an end to German-speaking settlements in Ukraine, with the descendants scattered all over the world but still connected today.
Monday, November 5
Global Migration: The Case of the Volhynian Germans
History Department Lounge 3703 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center along with Department of History
Department of History