The German Threat: Vargas’ Nationalization Project and the German Minorities


Date: Apr 02, 2015

Speaker: Vinicius Bivar Marra Periera, MA candidate in the Modern European Studies Program, Columbia University

The 1930s witnessed an unprecedented rise of nationalist ideas, which had a decisive impact on the way nations perceived themselves and related with others. Vargas’ Regime can be included in this trend, especially after 1937 when the previously constitutional ruler converted himself into a dictator. Brazil was, however, a nation of immigrants who, in different levels, remained connected with their roots abroad. The aim of this talk is to analyze the interaction between the Brazilian authorities and one of these groups, namely the Germans, who due to their poor assimilation, became one of the main targets of Vargas’ nationalization campaign.

Sponsored by the Center for Brazilian Studies

Date: Apr 02, 2015

Speaker: Vinicius Bivar Marra Periera, MA candidate in the Modern European Studies Program, Columbia University

The 1930s witnessed an unprecedented rise of nationalist ideas, which had a decisive impact on the way nations perceived themselves and related with others. Vargas’ Regime can be included in this trend, especially after 1937 when the previously constitutional ruler converted himself into a dictator. Brazil was, however, a nation of immigrants who, in different levels, remained connected with their roots abroad. The aim of this talk is to analyze the interaction between the Brazilian authorities and one of these groups, namely the Germans, who due to their poor assimilation, became one of the main targets of Vargas’ nationalization campaign.

Sponsored by the Center for Brazilian Studies

SHARE PAGE: