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New York
Most emigrants arrived at a harbour city on the East Coast - usually New York. Here they had to decide whether they wanted to stay or continue farther inland. In New York the new arrivals usually settled within the area known as "Little Germany" - the largest German community outside Germany itself.

Since many immigrants had no money to pay for further transportation, they were forced to remain in the city, and the number of slum dwellers rose sharply. As early as 1841, the newspapers in Bavaria contained a warning from the "German Association of New York", urging people to emigrate only if they had financial security.

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