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Les Alsaciens-Lorrains à Nancy entre 1871 et 1914 : une intégration réussie

Abstract : The 1870 defeat led to the annexion by Germany of Alsace, part of Lorraine and two disticts of the Vosges. For those who refused germanization, emigration was the only possible choice. Nancy, located about 20 kilometers from the new border, became the first city of eastern France. It was a privileged destination for those who wished to live close to the annexed territories. It had to face the massive arrival of emigrants in 1872 and remained a sought after haven until the 1914 war. The city benefited from the implantation of particularly dynamic and socially innovative industrial and commercial corporations. The transfer from Strasbourg of the Medicine and Pharmacy Schools allowed Nancy to become a prestigious university center, which opened the way to new domains in response to the industrial needs of the time. In addition, a large workforce, already in great demand before the war, could easily settle in a city in full development. strongly attached to the motherland, the Alsaciens-Lorrains shared with the long-established Nancy residents a passionate patriotism with regard to the border. The relations they retained with the lost provinces helped to maintain a french feeling throughout the period of annexation. They took part in all activities and projects and achieved their integration whilst successfully upholding their particularism. With the hindsight of almost a century, their influence appears to have been mainly that of a moral elite, which in Nancy was recognized, appreciated and very often loved.
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Hélène Sicard-Lenattier. Les Alsaciens-Lorrains à Nancy entre 1871 et 1914 : une intégration réussie. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 2000. Français. ⟨NNT : 2000NAN21008⟩. ⟨tel-01776247⟩



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