[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] how many of us were there?

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Thu Apr 20 20:46:43 PDT 2006

At 09:18 PM 20/04/2006, Vera-Lynne Benson wrote:
>Does anybody know how many Germans lived in Volhynia
>during the 1700's?
>And by WWII -- how many German's lived in that region?
>What was the percentage of German's in the Rowno area?
>  - vl

There were very few Germans of consequence in Volhynia prior to 
1800.  They were primarily doctors, pharmacists, lawyers, some 
soldiers, and other upper class people.  Farmers did not begin moving 
in until about 1816.  There were only about 5000 Germans scattered 
throughout Volhynia prior to 1860.  Best estimates for around 1900 
are 200,000.  That number went down prior to WW I due to emigration 
and expulsions.  I don't know if there are any WW II era 
estimates.  Don't forget that after WW I, Volhynia was split between 
Poland and Russia.

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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