Friday, December 05, 2008
Argentina...village of Brasilera
Brasilera was the first German Russia village we visited in Argentina. We were greeted at the church by a very enthusiastic group. My notes from my journal read as follows:
Left the Gran Hotel at 9:30 a.m. and drove to Brasilera.
We were welcomed by a group of German Russians at the church and Judy met Julia Gareis. Judy shared her Pleve Chart with Julia and it took many people to hold the chart as you can see in the picture below. Judy left the chart as a gift for her cousin Jose Gareis.
Brasilera was founded by Volga Germans who originally settled in Brazil and moved to Argentina for greener pasture. It is the second village founded in Argentina by German Russians.
Is it possible to get thirty Germans from Russia to stand still and be still? This photo proves it is highly doubtful.
And, the videos below adds further doubt to the stillness and quiet theory.
One quiet reflective scene by which to remember Brasilera...
Beautiful Brasilera...a wonderful village in Entre Rios.