Remembering German Roots

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Germericana

In the mid-to-late 1800s, millions of German citizens left their homeland and settled as immigrants in the United States. The 1900 U.S. Census documented that over half the citizens in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota were German immigrants or their descendents

The toxic history trump shares with all of us

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Germericana

In the midst of World War I (1914-1918) there was a campaign to cut German-language instruction from the public schools, on the theory that the language was a way to spread un-American ideas. Sometimes a German was forced to kiss the American flag, and, one day, in April, 1918, an Illinois mob of miners lynched a German immigrant.

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