Enjoy fellowship with other people with similar interests, establish contacts in the German-American community, and have the opportunity to learn about German-American history.

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WEST PRUSSIA HISTORY AND CUSTOMS

April 11th, 2015  West Prussia History and Customs and the part they played in the Hanseatic League (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League)

Presenter: Paul Sternberg

November 1st “German Language Death Knell: Archbishop Ireland’s Faribault Plan”

Intriguing Topic-Archbishop Irland of St. Paul initiated a system of renting the Catholic Schools of Faribault to the Public School District in order to prevent schools from operating in the German language.

October 4th==FEISTY LYDIA, MEMORIES OF A GERMAN WAR BRIDE

Presenter and Author:  Edna Thayer

This is the personal story of Lydia Ross from Neuötting, Germany (en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki.Neuötting), who survived World War II in her hometown and country to travel with her young son aboard a American troop ship in 1949.  Joining her husband in America, Lydia struggles to overcome the challenges of life in a new country making a home in Elysian, Minnesota.