05 July 2016

New Map - The Dobrudscha Colonies

A maybe lesser known group of Black Sea Germans from Russia were those who left settlements in Bessarabia and re-settled in the historical area called Dobruja, or Dobrudscha, which is now a part of both Romania and Bulgaria.  These Dobrudscha Colonies were settled in three distinct waves beginning in 1842 with Mother colonies. Daughter colonies continued to spring up well into the 1930s.