When your Parents Are German… Recognize these?

I was born in America shortly after my parents arrived from Germany. When your parents are German you don’t grow up like the other kids in your neighborhood. It might not be apparent at first, but then suddenly, there are loads of things that make you stand out. Like the accent, having a lot of extra stamps in your passport…

Sandwiches in Waxed Paper-German School Lunch in an American Cafeteria

  The school cafeteria in the 1970’s was one place where I always felt different from everyone else. Mom packed my school lunch for me almost every day, and I loved these lunches, but it’s amazing how different mine were from the kids around me. You see, although  I had a Scooby Doo lunchbox like the other kids, the contents…

Growing Up a German Girl in America

Eating Salami in a Peanut Butter World… Hi, I’m Karen, the voice behind German Girl in America, I was born in California, but my heart has always been in Germany. You see, my parents are German, and emigrated to the US in the 60’s to start a new life. Fortunately for me, much of the life they thought they’d left…

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