História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
DREHER, Martin N.. Hermann Gottlieb Dohms, a biographical profile. História [online]. 2004, vol.23, n.1-2, pp. 133-159. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742004000200008.
The article verifies the communities insertion of German Lutherans' descendents in Rio Grande do Sul trough the end of 19th century and Estado Novo, motivated by the biographical profile of Hermann Gottlieb Dohms, son of immigrants settled at the inner of the gaucho state. After his theological studies in Europe, Dohms returned to Rio Grande do Sul, where he had an important theological, educational and political role. During the first half of The 20th century he founded of a magazine, a school and proheminent theoretical of the German immigrants and their descendents' insertion in Brazilian society. Coming up with an apparently circunscript theme, the article points out questions that touch the whole insertion of immigrants in an historical moment which was marked by fascism and totalitarism.
Keywords : Hermann Gottlieb Dohms; German immigrants; Rio Grande do Sul; Philosophy.