National Geographic : 1946 Nov
© National Geographic Society Finlay by Wilhelm Tobien Costumes of Fohr's Maidens Once Charmed Summer Visitors The war halted resort business on the small island. Finery has been put away until vacationists may return once more. All the North Frisian Islands, with the exception of a few which belong to Denmark, are part of the German Province of Schleswig-Holstein (Plate V). Autochrome Lumiere byWilhelm Tobien Only Another Helgolander Can Follow Their Gossip German is the official language, butthese young folks speak aFrisian dialect of their own, preserved for generations. Even residents ofnear-by islands cannot understand them readily. Before thewar, about 2,800 Frisians lived here. All were evacuated as Allied air attacks became more intense.