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Decampment from Jima, Ethiopia, 1938
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University of Southern California. Libraries
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University of Southern California Digital Library
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
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Archiv des Evangelisch-lutherischen Missionswerkes (ELM), Georg-Haccius-Str. 9, 29320, Hermannsburg, Germany
Evangelisches-lutherisches Missionswerk in Niedersachsen (ELM)
Hermannsburg Mission
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To the left a black car, to the right a tent. Hermann Bahlburg, Dietrich Waßmann sen., and Jürgen Bahlburg packing up for the continuation of the journey to Agaro.
The picture was taken on a travel to Bedele in order to assess war damage. -- Hermann Bahlburg (1892-1962) was the leader of the Galla [Oromo] mission of the Hermannsburg mission in Ethiopia from 1927 until his internment in 1941. He was based mostly in Addis Abeba, where he promoted the founding of a German school and church. He was part of the first caravan to Aira and undertook several journeys to the newly established mission stations in Aira and Bedele. From 1941 to 1948 he was interned by the British occupying forces. Afterwards he returned to Germany, where he continued his work as missionary until he was banned by the leadership of the Hermannsburger Missionsanstalt. He was posthumously rehabilitated in 2007. -- Dietrich Waßmann (1897-1954) was a missionary of the Hermannsburg mission in Ethiopia from 1927 on. In 1928 he married Martha, née Asmus. He worked at first at the mission station of Aira, where he established a protestant church and built an infirmary together with his sister Martha Waßmann. In 1935 he had to leave Ethiopia. He returned in 1938 and went back to Aira. In 1942 Waßmann went back to Germany. He returned again to Ethiopia in 1951.
photographic prints, 8.6 x 5.9 cm.
impa-m59269 [Legacy record ID]
Motor vehicles
General views
Time Period
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs of the Hermannsburg Mission, 1888-1958

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