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German Emigration to Canada and the Support of its «Deutschtum» during the Weimar Republic

The Role of the «Deutsches Ausland-Institut, Verein für das Deutschtum im Ausland» and German-Canadian Organisations


Grant Grams

Between the years 1919 and 1933 the German government tried to control the flow of Germany’s citizens emigrating abroad. During this time period of German history there existed a vast array of unofficial organisations, some with semi-official status, others being purely private, that were vying for power and influence. Each organisation had its own opinion on emigration and how to culturally support ethnic Germans living outside of Germany’s borders. This study analyses the role of two private German cultural institutions, the Verein für das Deutschtum im Ausland and the Deutsches Ausland-Institut, their influences on German emigration to Canada and assessment of ethnic Germans already residing there.
Contents: The German and the Canadian position regarding German emigration – The changing conditions and influences regarding European emigration – Unusual factors and pressures that emerged and altered the migration of Germans to foreign lands – The role of private agencies.