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German immigrants settle Wolhynien
The emergence Wolhyniens
Wolhynien: in the northwest Ukraine, a historical, multi-cultural landscape of the size of the Land of the Federal Republic Bavaria and somewhat more.
Here about 250,000 German inhabitants lived 1915 ago.
This historical landscape between nose and Dnjeper is in the northwest of the Ukraine. The area belonged in 9. and 10. Century the Kiewer realm on and formed the independent duchy Lodomerien with the capital Vladimir Wolynskij up to the combination with Galizien 1188.
Geographically seen it concerns in the north an area, which is even and often swampy. In the south against it hilly up to a height of 400m NN, partly quilt with the main river Pripjat into the black sea flows and further smaller rivers how; Turija, tyr, Goryn, Slutsch, Ush, Teterew intersperses.
In the Ritter geographical-statistic encyclopedia of Johannes Penzler of the yearly 1910 is 13,000 Germans as capital Shitomir (7,700 km2) as a number of inhabitants of those of it were indicated of 434.725. Large Brockhaus of 1935 indicates that in Ukrainian portion the Wolhyniens of the yearly 1926 - 80,087 German inhabitants, converted 43% of the total population resided.
2. 1787 -1823 - Suedukraine, Krim, Bessarabien, northern Caucasus,
3. 1830 -1870 - Wolhynien, Volga area.
Most settlers came in the time until 1823. The Zarin Katharina II., the large one (born on 2 May 1729 in Stettin, died on 17 November 1796 in Zarskoje Sele - today Puschkin; Reign: 1762-1796) originating from the house notion Zerbst prince Christian August von notion Anhalt-Zerbst), let enlist due to its edict from 22 July 1763 in Germany settler (as Colonists were designated) and operated so an intensive settlement politics.
The soil was very fruitful and Katharina II. wanted with the settlement of Kolonisten, this wilderness to make arable. They created themselves under heaviest conditions, out before keep-drawn soil a new homeland and made from forest, sand and sump fruitful field.
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