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From Both Sides of the Atlantic: Black German Adoptee Searches in William Gage’s Geborener Deutscher (Born German)

Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey-Camden, Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Genealogy 2018, 2(4), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy2040040
Received: 3 August 2018 / Revised: 18 September 2018 / Accepted: 24 September 2018 / Published: 1 October 2018
William Gage’s Geborener Deutscher, a print newsletter distributed by traditional mail from the late 1980s until 2003, and the eponymous Internet forum Gage established in 2000 on Yahoo Groups, provide search resources and community support specifically for German born adoptees. The archived newsletters and conversations offer early insight into the search and reunion activities of many who were transnationally adopted to the United States as infants and small children in the wake of the Second World War. Among Gage’s mailing list and Yahoo Group subscribers are members of the post-war cohort of Black German Americans living in Germany and in the US. Gage’s archive provides a unique opportunity to begin to explore Black German adoptee search, reunion, and community development over nearly a two-decade span. View Full-Text
Keywords: adoption; transnational adoption; reunion; reunification; African American; Germany; Black German; Afro-German; Afrogerman; Afrodeutsch adoption; transnational adoption; reunion; reunification; African American; Germany; Black German; Afro-German; Afrogerman; Afrodeutsch
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Peña, R. From Both Sides of the Atlantic: Black German Adoptee Searches in William Gage’s Geborener Deutscher (Born German). Genealogy 2018, 2, 40.

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