Alexandru Nemoianu: „The Early History of the Romanian“
Without exaggeration, the early history of the Romanian-American group can be characterized as heroic, because it is heroic to come to a New World, to settle there, to adopt the ways of a totally new and unknown environment, and to lay the foundations of a community which continues to develop to this day. It is a historical period that should be admired for its brave and remarkable deeds, and a generation that remains as an example and a source of inspiration. It is a fact that the first Romanian-Americans were those who accomplished the most in the history of our group.
Romanians started to come to the New World in a larger number after 1900. They started to come after they heard through letters from their Saxon and Hungarian neighbors that America was a very rich country with unlimited opportunities. Those who immigrated at the beginning of the century intended to stay in America only for a limited period of time, enough to earn some money and the fare home. With that money, they planned to pay debts, buy land and build houses. In fact, that dream and that „plan“ illustrated how little those immigrants knew about the New World.
Only a fraction of those immigrants fulfilled the „dream“ of returning home; and, unfortunately, historical events made them bitterly regret that.
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