Photos as Historical Witnesses

The First Ethiopians in Germany and the First Germans in Ethiopia, the History of a Complex Relationship

By Wolbert G.C. Smidt

Contributions by: Richard Pankhurst

Historically speaking, Ethiopians traveled to Germany at a surprisingly early time period. Examples include Abba Gorgoryos, the co-founder of Ethiopian Studies in Germany, who resided in Gotha in 1652, or former Oromo slaves in the early 19th century. Germans also migrated to Ethiopia, whose Ethiopian-German descendents sometimes played an important role in cultural exchange, politics, and diplomacy over generations. As a result of many years of research, this book presents historical images and texts documenting the history of German-Ethiopian relations. Capturing crucial historical moments, some of the research material in this book is previously unknown to historians. (Series: Afrika Visuell - Vol. 2) [Subject: History, African Studies, German Studies] Text in English, German and Amharic.


144 pages

Publication Date: 8/17/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643101952