Pennsylvania Germans, who were among the earliest American settlers, still abide as an American folk group and have had a profound effect on American culture.
If you cracked open a beer in Fourth of July, history might not be the first thing on your mind. But for Theresa McCulla, the first brewing historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the story of beer is the story of America.
The memory of the victims of German-operated concentration camps during World War II should be kept alive as a reminder of the evils of war. Unfortunately, unscrupulous characters have been exploiting this tragedy to gain fame and, yes, make money. Rosemary Pennington writes about one of them.
It was a contentious time. People saw enemies everywhere, streets were renamed, German-sounding names changed, and Cincinnati was not immune.
Our Pennsylvania Dutch people who had immigrated to the American frontier were on the cutting edge of discovering New World goods and opportunities to create new Americana ways of life.
There’s a certain level of peace Andy Alison said he feels when he reads his great grandfather’s journals.
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
A video by a German talk show comedian hopes to introduce the new American President to Deutschland, hoping he’ll make his motto ‘America first, Germany second’.
More than 70 years after the defeat of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, it’s still hard for many Americans to imagine what the world was like before we fought alongside Britain in two brutal wars against the Germans.
Dr. Ludwig Rehfuss (1806-55) has the honor of setting up the first Christmas tree in Cincinnati in the early 19th century. A German immigrant from Baden-Württemberg, Rehfuss was a medical doctor who came to Cincinnati in 1833 and opened a pharmacy. Pictured above: Don Heinrich Tolzmann, the author.