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The writing of Canadian history in the past has often overlooked several groups, one of those being the Germans. It is a little known fact that between 1750 and 1752 over 65% of the immigrants who arrived in Nova Scotia were of German origin. These people came from the Palatinate, southern Germany, and from Lower Saxony. Many of these early pioneers came to the British colony of Nova Scotia as soldiers, business people, farmers, and members of other trades. The link to the British royal family and their claim to Lower Saxony and England allowed German immigrants come to a land that upheld their Protestant religion and government.

Discover this unique group of immigrants which time has forgotten. Find out exactly who they were through a series of questions and unique images, which will open the door to this historical investigation.

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