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HUNGARIANS IN GERMANY

There are approx. 120,000 Hungarians living in Germany. They have emigrated since the Middle Ages, but since WW1, numbers have increased at a higher pace. Today, around 75% of them live in Bayern (Bavaria), Baden-Württemberg, and Hessen. Only about 60% arrived with a Hungarian passport; many came from areas of the former Kingdom of Hungary (look up the Treaty of Trianon from 1920).

About 30,000 Hungarians arrived after 1945

About 25,000 arrived after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

25,000 came as Gastarbeiter (guest workers) from Yugoslavia after 1960

Around 5,000 migranted from Czechoslovakia after the Prague Spring of 1968

Approx. 30,000 Hungarians came from Transylvania / Romania after 1975

About 15,000 arrived fleeing communism in general in Hungary

15,000 moved to East Germany (until the 1990 German reunification)

Notable people of Hungarian descent:

— Albrecht Dürer, painter (his father moved to Germany from Hungary, his surname refers to their old Hungarian village)

— Béla Ernyey, actor

— Joschka Fischer, politician, foreign minister, his family was expelled from Hungary in 1946

— Imre Kertész, writer, recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature

— Kevin Kurányi, football player (Hungarian on father)

— Philipp Lenard, physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905

— Franz Liszt, classical composer

— Leslie Mándoki, musician

— Dzsenifer Marozsán, football player, captain of the Germany women’s national team, Willi Orban – football player, Niklas Süle – football player

— George Tabori, writer

For the reversed situation of Germans in Hungary, also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germans_of_Hungary

Emine sevgi özdamar, a Turkish immigrant …

Emine sevgi özdamar, a Turkish immigrant who writes about life as an immigrant in Germany

Thanks for the pointer, here‘s the Wiki:

„Emine Sevgi Özdamar is a writer, director, and actress of Turkish origin who resides in Germany and has resided there for many years. Özdamar’s art is unique in that it is influenced by her life experiences, which straddle the countries of Germany and Turkey throughout times of turmoil in both. One of her most notable accomplishments is winning the 1991 Ingeborg Bachmann Prize.

Özdamar’s literary work has received much recognition and scholarly attention. A lover of poetry, she found great inspiration in the works of Heinrich Heine and Bertolt Brecht, especially from an album of the latter’s songs which she had bought in the 1960s in Berlin. She later decided to study with Brecht’s disciple Benno Besson in Berlin, where she currently resides.“

More about her: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emine_Sevgi_%C3%96zdamar

What is the state of Rheinland Pfalz like? Is …

What is the state of Rheinland Pfalz like? Is it cheap to live there? Are there a lot of Muslims/refugees? Is it a safe place to be? Thanks! 🙂

Rheinland-Pfalz in Southwestern Germany has a lot of villages, smalltowns, countryside, farmland with vineyards, and rural areas. With about 4 million people, it‘s Germany‘s 7th-most populous state out of 12. Mainz with about 200,000 people is the capital and largest city, other cities include Ludwigshafen, , Koblenz, Trier, Kaiserslautern, and Worms. Around it are 4 German states — it also borders France, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

Significant foreign resident populations (as per Jan 2018, highest to lowest number) included people from Turkey, Poland, Syria, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Croatia, Russia, and the Kosovo.

41% of the population are officially Roman Catholic, 28% are officially Lutheran/Protestant, 31% of the population claims they are not religious, As in most of Germany, under 3% of the population is Muslim.

As most of Germany, it‘s a „safe“ place to be, especially compared to many other countries. The unemployment rate was 4% in late 2018, lower than the German average. „Cheap“ is a relative term, but yes, depending on exact location, cost of housing etc. would probably be lower than in larger cities.

Get ready to drink good wine, eat Saumagen und listen to Donald Trump and Helmut Kohl jokes. 😀 Trumps ancestors came from Kallstadt here and Helmut Kohl (former German Chancellor) liked to serve international guests Saumagen (pig’s stomach), a local specialty not everyone might consider a desirable food to eat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saumagen

Click the Rheinland Pfalz link below for pictures from this state.

Hi! What do you think is the best city of Germ…

Hi! What do you think is the best city of Germany for foreigns who wanna find good works with Working Holiday Visa? I'm thinking about Stuttgart, but I don't know, I need some advices 😀 thank youuu! 😀

Hi there, good question. It would depend on several factors including what kind of „vibe“ you prefer — Germany is a small country but local atmosphere varies wildly between the different regions. Also language skills. The obvious choices (even without speaking good German) would be the largest cities, such as Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt… but anywhere could work, including Stuttgart. Generally speaking, the larger the place, the more foreigners with and without language skills will already be there, so if you are looking to get by on English, you probably can, while if you plan on perfecting your German, a smaller place with total immersion in local culture might be the best bet.

Ultimately, you wil have to go where the jobs are.

If anybody reading this has been part of the programs and has some practical tips, feel free to chime in.

Here are a few links on the topic of working holidays in Germany for anyone interested:

https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/life/work-and-travel-in-germany-information-about-the-working-holiday-visa

https://www.nomadenberlin.com/single-post/2018/01/16/What-you-need-to-know-about-the-German-Working-HolidayYouth-Mobility-visa