1732 - Arrival of the "Salzburgers" - Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 52° 26.120 E 013° 15.586
33U E 381699 N 5810883
Quick Description: Place where King Friedrich Wilhelm I. of Prussia welcomes religious refugees from Salzburg.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 6/21/2019 10:48:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM10TC6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 2

Long Description:
Here Friedrich Wilhelm I, the Soldier King, greeted in May 1732 expelled Protestants from Salzburg with the words: "Me new sons, you a friendly fatherland." Most of the Salzburg Huguenots "(the Lutherans) were settled in East Prussia. The care, the proverbial tolerance of religious refugees and other migrants had of course to do with utilitarian considerations. People were the most important asset to the ravages of the Thirty Years War and later the plague.

The Salzburg Protestants (German: Salzburger Exulanten) were Protestant refugees who had lived in the Catholic Archbishopric of Salzburg until the 18th century. In a series of persecutions ending in 1731, over 20,000 Protestants were expelled from their homeland by the Prince-Archbishops. Their expulsion from Salzburg triggered protests from the Protestant states within the Holy Roman Empire and criticism across the rest of the Protestant world, and the King in Prussia offered to resettle them in his territory. The majority of the Salzburg Protestants accepted the Prussian offer and traveled the length of Germany to reach their new homes in Prussian Lithuania. The rest scattered to other Protestant states in Europe and the British colonies in America.

Source: Wikipedia

The plaque says:

IM MAI 1732 BEGRÜSSTE
KÖNIG FRIEDRICH WILHELM I.
IN ZEHLENDORF AUS SALZBURG
VETRIEBENE PROTESTANTEN
-
"MIR NEUE SÖHNE - EUCH EIN
MILDES VATERLAND!"

Translated in english:

IN MAY 1732 KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM I.
WELCOMED IN ZEHLENDORF
EXPELLED PROTESTANTS FROM SALZBURG
-
"ME NEW SONS - YOU A
FRIENDLY FATHERLAND!
Who placed it?: Heimatverein Zehlendorf e. V. (1886)

When was it placed?: 5/5/1982

Who is honored?: Salzburg refugees

Website about the Monument: Not listed

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