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Dreißig Jahre Fall der Berliner Mauer

Von Peter Pabisch Dreißig Jahre sind vergangen seit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer; bekanntlich ereignete sich dieses historische Datum am 9. November 1989 und folgte dem Ende des Eisernen Vorhangs in den Monaten davor. Das bedeutete auch das Ende des Kalten K... Read More...

German and American Genealogical Differences

By James M. Beidler Just as “time and place” are a set of cross-hairs that determine what records exist for a particular era and locality during the life of a particular ancestor, there are a fair number of contrasts between German and American genealogists... Read More...

Old World Wisconsin: Time Travelers Wanted

Slip back into the 19th century when many Germans migrated to the U.S. By Don Heimburger Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger There’s a place in Wisconsin where German history in America comes alive in a dramatic and eye-opening way. Three German immigr... Read More...

GL 25 Years and Counting

For 25 years, we at German Life have been hearing stories—via telephone, handwritten letter and email. Inevitably they stem from a story about a town in Germany that we may have just featured or a recipe that brings fond memories of loved ones and special occa... Read More...

Theodor Fontane

In 2019, Germany honors its 19th century master of realism. By Jackie Guigui-Stolberg   We German-Americans today can so easily forget how different the Germany of our grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents was from the Ge... Read More...