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Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States during World War

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I get messages all the time from people lamenting the lack of German shops and Restaurants… worries from people because the German clubs are getting fewer… sadness from people wondering why German isn’t being taught in their schools. Regret that they never learned the language from parents or Grandparents… that it was even “forbidden” in […]

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

The Train to Crystal City review- German Families Locked Up in WW2

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I recently read about Democratic Representative from Texas Joaquin Castros Congressional Bill: The Wartime Violation of German American Civil Liberties Act of 2022. Like many American school children, I learned about the Internment of thousands of Japanese who lived in the US, but my teachers never told us about the over 11,000 German Americans locked […]

A Visit to the Heurich House Museum in Washington DC

Bierkeller Boys Oompah Band Release their Debut Album -Dive In!!

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Lukas Schroeder reached out to me with some great news!  Just in time for the Festival Season, the Bierkeller Boys are releasing their first CD… Dive In! This Polka playing Tuba Quartet has been entertaining people with their fun renditions of German Folk Music, Waltzes, Marches, and of course Oompah music at German venues and […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

Johannes Kepler, His Mother Katharina, and Witchcraft!

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Johannes Kepler… German mathmatician, astronomer, astrologer… he wrote the laws of planetary motion, was appointed mathematician to the Holy Roman Emperor, and he is considered the father of modern optics. But also….the son of a WITCH? It’s hard to believe, but Johannes Kepler put his career on hold, and spent 6 years defending his widowed […]

Francis Daniel Pastorius- The Pennsylvania Pilgrim

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