Subsequent waves of emigration to Brazil set off on a mass scale from Galicia and the Russian partition. This period is called “Brazilian fever”. (the most numerous emigration in the years 1890-1891).
It should be mentioned here that the population of these areas already had experience of emigration to North America. So where did this change of direction come from? What determined them to go so far? Did they know where Brazil is, what the ocean is? What was their journey like? Could they afford it? Did they realize what to expect on the spot? How did they find themselves in the new climate and social conditions, among native Brazilians and other nationalities (colonizers from Germany, Italy and France)? What problems did they have to face?
With the voice of the descendants of the Polish emigrants, we will find out what has been passed down to the fourth, fifth and even sixth generation. Who do they feel to be today – Poles? or “Brazilians”?
We will find out whether they know and look for their roots in Poland or whether they keep in touch. What is their image of Poland and Poles today. We will see what traditions they cultivate, and what Polish language lessons look like, because there are only 30% of Poles speak Polish better or worse.