Ziegelböhm

English translation: Bohemian bricklayers

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German term or phrase:Ziegelböhm
English translation:Bohemian bricklayers
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD

18:30 Jan 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Ziegelböhm
Meaning: a worker at a brick factory before the union movement who practically slept on site; a migrant (could this be short for Böhmer); an Industrial Revolution phenomenon in the Industrial Revolution language.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 09:40
Bohemian bricklayers
Explanation:
Ziegelböhm is an a short form of Ziegelböhmer, i. e. bricklayers originating from Bohemia/ Böhmen: migrant workers
Explained in the following text :
Miesbach, der selbst aus Mähren stammte, beschäftigte vor allem Zuwanderer aus Böhmen ("Ziegelböhm"), mit deren Hilfe er in wenigen Jahren das größte Ziegelwerk Europas im
Süden von Wien aus dem Boden stampfte. Er ließ "seinen Arbeitern" Massenquartiere, ein Krankenhaus und eine "Kinderbewahr-Anstalt" bauen, stellte das notwendige Mobiliar,
Brennholz und eine Ausspeisung zur Verfügung, baute eine Volksschule und an einemZiegelteich ließ er sogar eine Schwimmschule für seine etwa 5.000 Mitarbeiter einrichten.
HTH!
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Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 00:40
Grading comment
You and Mats gave the best answers, I wanted to give the two of you points but I have no choice but the first-come basis. Thanks to everyone!
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Summary of answers provided
nabrickyard Bohemian
Mats Wiman
namigrant brickyard worker
Tom Funke
naBohemian bricklayers
Johanna Timm, PhD
naSeasonal migrant workers from Bohemia and Moravia
gwolf


  

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1 hr
Seasonal migrant workers from Bohemia and Moravia


Explanation:
In my research I could not find any translation for the term. You could describe a "Ziegelböhm" as follows:

A migrant worker from Bohemia or Moravia in Czechoslovakia who used to work in brick factories in Vienna, Austria during the sommer months and return to his family during the winter months. This all happened during the first half of the 19th Century.

Web link: http://www.pausenhof.de/referate/refges/refgesw001.asp


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1 hr
Bohemian bricklayers


Explanation:
Ziegelböhm is an a short form of Ziegelböhmer, i. e. bricklayers originating from Bohemia/ Böhmen: migrant workers
Explained in the following text :
Miesbach, der selbst aus Mähren stammte, beschäftigte vor allem Zuwanderer aus Böhmen ("Ziegelböhm"), mit deren Hilfe er in wenigen Jahren das größte Ziegelwerk Europas im
Süden von Wien aus dem Boden stampfte. Er ließ "seinen Arbeitern" Massenquartiere, ein Krankenhaus und eine "Kinderbewahr-Anstalt" bauen, stellte das notwendige Mobiliar,
Brennholz und eine Ausspeisung zur Verfügung, baute eine Volksschule und an einemZiegelteich ließ er sogar eine Schwimmschule für seine etwa 5.000 Mitarbeiter einrichten.
HTH!


    Reference: http://www.wzi.at/die_geschichte.htm
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 00:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7435
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You and Mats gave the best answers, I wanted to give the two of you points but I have no choice but the first-come basis. Thanks to everyone!
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2 hrs
migrant brickyard worker


Explanation:
If you need a fairly short expression that's descriptive of low social status and low income. The primitive industrial connotation comes through in the _brickyard_ part. The geographic origin may not matter to the audience. (Bricklayer usually connotes a brickmason.)


    Fine references provided by the other two answerers.
Tom Funke
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4 hrs
brickyard Bohemian


Explanation:
Fine answers! I think Tom has a point but you must of course decide depending on the setting.
Here's my contribution to the Bohemian part (Nationalencyklopedin (NE=Swedish National Encyclopedia)):

bohemian: Bohemia was regarded as the homeland of the gypsies, originally partly a circle of artists, authors, students etc., mainly in urban areas, partly a member of such circles. Nowadays generally about a person, who leads a free life different from the life of others. This word came to general use through the Henri Murger novel "Scènes de la vie de bohème" (1851). The libretto in Puccini's opera "Bohème" is based on this novel.



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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 09:40
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