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flashback: A German in Brazil

In 1850, a pharmacist from Hamburg named Hermann Blumenau emigrated to Brazil. He founded a town called Blumenau right in the middle of the rainforest. Today the city still has some half-timbered houses, typically seen in northern Germany - and a population of nearly 300,000.

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