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:

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

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  2. Very interesting blog Adam
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  3. Adam thanks as always for these interesting facts.

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  4. I didn't know that either. Cool fact!

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  5. 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."

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

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

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

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  9. 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.

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

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