Swiss emigrations


NEW YORK

NEW YORK/Ellis Island is on the upper N.Y.Bay.

In the following audio by Swissinfo.ch it is very well explained when the Swiss emigrated mainly to America and that happened. We’are also informed about the Processing Centers “Castle Garden” and Ellis Island. (As the said audio is not available anymore) I’m adding the link to the transcript! 2014 and to more information about Swiss/Ticinesi emigration.)

http://origin.swissinfo.ch/eng/when-the-swiss-made-america/6784658

1. How many people passed through the Processing Center “Ellis Island” during the huge emigration to America  in the 1880s which has now become a museum?

2. When were the processing facilities at Ellis Island opened and why?……………………………………………
3. The number of Swiss almost ………………… to 82’000 in………………………………………………………………

(There would never again be so many Swiss people knocking on America’s door.)
4. In what way were the people helped at the processing center „Castle Garden“ and in what way was it   different  from „Ellis Island“?
– List some points, such as information about boarding houses, possibility to speak in various languages and ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5.  How were the health controlls at „Ellis Island“?…………………………………………………………………………..
6.  How were the Swiss received in America?…………………………………………………………………………………..
7.  What did they have or bring with them?………………………………………………………………………………………
8.  Why did so many Europeans try to emigrate  between 1880-1914, but especially in the
1880s? and what were they promised?………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

9. What changed, however, definitely in America after that wave of immigration? .

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

10. What is your opinion of nowaday’s immigration into Switzerland? Do you consider it as

huge?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Impressive documentary about immigration through Ellis Island

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