50th History Salon: "More than Mecklenburgish. Linguistic (over)adaptation among immigrant displaced persons since 1945"

5/31/24 in Rostock

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The next dates:

  • Friday, May 31, 202416:00 - 17:00 clock
Lecture & Science

Lecture and subsequent discussion with Dr. Klaas-Hinrich Ehlers

The Geschichtswerkstatt Rostock e.V. cordially invites you to the 50th Geschichtssalon at the Kröpeliner Tor in Rostock.

Dr. Klaas-Hinrich Ehlers will speak on the topic: "More than "Mecklenburgish" - Linguistic (over)adaptation among immigrated displaced persons since 1945".


There is hardly a family in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in which one or more people did not immigrate after 1945 as refugees or displaced persons from Pomerania, Silesia or the Bohemian lands. In the villages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, this massive immigration led to an extremely complex mixture of dialects and colloquial languages of various origins. How did the population groups come to terms with this great linguistic diversity and how did the region's language develop over the post-war decades? The lecture explores this question on the basis of many interviews with contemporary witnesses from Rostock and the surrounding area. One surprising result of this research is that the members of the displaced families today often speak more 'Mecklenburg' than the long-established Mecklenburgers of the same age group.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity for discussion.

Admission costs €3 per person (€2 concessions)


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Good to know

Event dates
  • Friday, May 31, 2024 16:00 - 17:00 clock
Event Location

Kröpelin Gate

Kröpeliner Tor (Kröpeliner Straße 50)
18055 Rostock

Contact the organiser

History Workshop Rostock e.V.

Kröpeliner Tor
18055 Rostock



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