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Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

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I’m excited to share this Guest Post written by Randall Schroeder! The post originally appeared in My German America, a newsletter about German Heritage in America, put out a few times a month by Lukas Schroeder. Lukas who describes himself as the Fourth-Generation German American, Tubist & Manager BierkellerBoys, let his dad Randall, Third-generation descendant […]

Die Sendung mit der Maus! 50 Years of Explaining our World

Share your Story for a New Book on German History

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This post is a little different. I’m not sharing information, I’m looking for it.  In college I studied history, and I’m still a curious reader about the past. I firmly believe that we can better move forward by learning from what happened before. Stories must be recorded and saved, even the difficult ones. Because of […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

German Easter Nest Tradition- From Germany to Texas

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My friend Chuck grew up in Yorktown, Texas, about an 1 ½ hours south of New Braunfels (the heart of German Texas), where his great great grandfather Johann Jost settled in 1848 after leaving Womelsdorf, Germany. Much of his family is still there. Because of the pandemic stay-at-home order, his sister is sorting through Afflerbach […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

Shopping for German School Supplies- It’s Much Different than California

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My daughter, Katy, spent a Semester studying in Berlin. I’m delighted that she sent us a few posts about life as a California Girl in Germany. This week… shopping for German School supplies. Apparently, it’s not the same as it is here in California…  All photos taken by Katy used with permission.  There were many […]

German Basic Law – A short explanation of the Grundgesetz

Marianne’s Story- A Child Refugee from Stettin Tells her Story

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Recently, I received an email from Jane with her mother’s story. This could be my mother’s story… it could be the story told by far too many of our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Aunts. It’s the story of too many children during wartime. At the end of the war, Marianne Kriegbaum was sent west, to “safety”, […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder