Familiengeschichte Müller - Humphreys

 

Lina Darm

geboren am 4. Oktober 1888  in Metz
gestorben am 5. Februar 1981 in Harsewinkel
 
DarmLinaPortr2aKlein.jpg
UK-Flagge.gif
UK-Flagge.gif
UK-Flagge.gif
US-Flagge.gif
This page in
English
 
©   Kurt Müller 2012
UK-Flagge.gif
FlaggeBRDklein.jpg
UK-Flagge.gif
FlaggeBRDklein.jpg
Homepage auf
Deutsch
 
UK-Flagge.gif
UK-Flagge.gif
UK-Flagge.gif
US-Flagge.gif
Homepage in
English
 
 Homepage
Lina Darm
2DSC04327 (33).jpg
 

Lina Darm wuchs zusammen mit ihren drei Geschwistern in ihrem Geburtsort Metz in Lothringen auf. Die Familie stammte ursprünglich nicht aus Lothringen, sondern aus dem angrenzenden Saarland, von wo die Eltern erst nach 1871 zugewandert waren; der hugenottisch-stämmige Vater

Konrad Darm

war als Bahnbeamter nach Metz versetzt worden. Konrad Darm stammte aus dem Hugenottenort Ludweiler, seine Frau

Katharina Groß

aus Engelfangen im Köllertal. Zu ihren Verwandten blieb immer ein enger Kontakt bestehen; nach dem 1.Weltkrieg zog sie zurück ins Saarland.

Die Entwicklung von Metz


um die Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert


 
beschreibt der anglofranzösische Autor
Hilaire Belloc
folgendermaßen:

 
Bismarck was overruled in the matter of Metz.
He had
proposed to draw the new frontiers, after the victories of 1870, so as to include whatever was (much as it detested Prussia) German-speaking (and in social life and custom German) upon the eastern frontiers of Napoleon Ill's Empire. He would have taken all Alsace, but of Lorraine only the  German-speaking portion.   He  would  have  left Metz unannexed, and still attached to the French culture of which it forms a part. For Metz in 1871 was as French as Canterbury is English. Its architecture, its social custom, its civic language (allowing, of course, for the fact that many German- speaking people from a few miles away would come into the town) were all French; and indeed, there is no more striking example   (within my experience  at least)   of the power of the modern state, with its crushing machinery of universal compulsory education,  than the transformation of Metz into a German- speaking town. I have myself seen the process going on decade by decade during my own lifetime, and it has been of absorbing interest. For here you now have a population transformed in fifty years. Metz is to-day in the main  German-speaking and reading its papers in the German tongue, yet inheriting social traditions wholly French and living in houses and worshipping in churches as French in spirit and design as those of Amiens and Beauvais.
(Fortsetzung unten
)
FamilieDarm1892Mmkse

Links: die Familie Darm ca. 1892/3:
 
Lina Darm links vorn, stehend,

rechts sitzend die mittlere Schwester Sofie,
links, stehend, die älteste Schwester Emilie (Milchen), hinter den Eltern Konrad Darm und Katharina, geb. Groß, stehend der Bruder Konrad)

Als Lina 6 Jahre alt war, starb ihr Vater. Natürlich hatte sie später nur wenige, ungenaue Erinnerungen an ihn, aber sie erinnerte sich noch sehr an seine lange Bettlägerigkeit, bevor er 1894 an seiner Magenkrebserkrankung starb.

MetzGesamt1klein.JPG
Well, it was the fact that Bismarck allowed his wisdom to be overruled by the folly of the generals which ultimately led to the German disasters after his death. For though the proposition may be vehemently denied, I cannot but judge (for my part) that if Metz had been left French and the Prussian annexation in Lorraine had been confined to the purely German-speaking districts, time would have consolidated these with the rest of the Reich; and this, even when we have allowed for the incapacity of the Prussian official to govern. For he suffers, as do most good administrators, from a singular insuccess in ruling; for ruling is based upon persuasion but administration upon mechanical order.
 
(aus: "The Albatross Almanac 1933", Hamburg 1932)