To Walk Under Palm Trees

The Germans in Samoa: Snapshots from Albums


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Dr George Sessous was a distinguished botanist who was appointed to Samoa by the German Colonial Office in 1912 as an agricultural advisor. He spent the war years in internment when this photo was taken. One of his children, son Otto, was born in Samoa in 1913.

After Dr Sessous returned to Germany in 1919 he worked as a seed scientist and was later a professor at the University of Giessen, where he served as chair of the Department of Agronomy and Crop Science.

Credit: Bunge Family Collection, photographer Reinhold Hofmann.

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