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Amish

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Transcript of Amish

Amish
FONTS
clothes
life and religion
rules of the church --> "Ordnung"
shunnig
very important: heterosexual families with typial gender roles
own private schools --> children go 8 years to school
young adults --> baptism (=Taufe)
most amish people work as farmers
reason for lifestyle: want no distraction from working and praying
technology
amish households have no electricity --> have to use e.g. gas lamps
fridges (battery operated) are allowed
owning a car is not allowed --> carriages
telephones just sometimes
history
began in 1693
leader were Jakob Ammann
18th century --> migration to Pennsylvania
reaction to religious persecution in Europe
hopes for religious liberty in the USA
Group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships
came primary from Germany, Austria, Switzerland
now live in the USA
total population: 300.000
are known for simple living, typical clothes and that they refuse modern technology
language: Pennsylvania Dutch
humility (=Bescheidenheit) --> simple and funktional
most clothes are self-made
men:
- jackets from suits, long trousers, braces
-black bowler hats, in summer --> straw hats
-young men --> no beard
-married men--> beard without a mustache
women:
-dresses (reach to knees or ankles, long sleeves), apron, no pattern
-withe caps or bonnets
-hair--> pigtail or bun
-jewelry, make-up --> forbidden
socks an shoes are black

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amische
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/amish
www.tagesspiegel.de
www.taeufergeschichte.net
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