Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fact of the Day: Deutsch Kanada

During the 19th century, a town in Ontario, Canada was named Berlin because of the townspeople's German heritage. The name later changed because of World War I to Kitchener; after the British Army officer Herbert Kitchener, who died during the conflict. 

17 comments:

Christine said...

never knew that but I do know Kitchener, it's not too far from where I live.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Interesting!

mispapelicos said...

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Bob Bushell said...

Don't mention the war, lol.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Adam thanks as always for these interesting facts.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Dana said...

I didn't know that either. Cool fact!

Al Penwasser said...

People lost their minds in WWI. As you know, we changed sauerkraut to "Liberty Cabbage."
Thank goodness we went back to sauerkraut. And, just in case anyone thinks that Americans stopped being silly, all you have to do is remember "Freedom Fries."

stephen Hayes said...

I had no idea.

Gloria Baker said...

Of course I hadn't idea, Adam is so interesting new old these things!

Pilar Domínguez said...

this is so interesing! I have never heard about it. Kisses:)

Kati said...

How cool would it be to have a 'New Berlin' though?

Have a great day,
-Kati

Fundy Blue said...

I can't speak to post WW1, but I can say that after WW2, there was a lot of prejudice against people of German origin in Nova Scotia. It was a natural reflection of the fact, I guess, that so many had lost loved ones in the war.

Linda said...

Fascinating fact, Adam.

bj said...

So interesting, Adam.

Caro * said...

Amazing fact !
I love learn more facts on your blog :)