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Centennial

WW1 Centennial

A hundred years ago, the Great War raged in Europe. The sequel to my emigrants’ story At home on the Rhine and in America, set in the Rhineland between 1914 and 1922, depicts the hardships [...]

Introduction

  • Bergmann brothers at Castle Garden
    History books tell us a lot about  emperors and kings, princes and archbishops, but not about people like you and me. Little is known about those people who in the early modern age left their beloved homeland because they suffered hunger and hardships, or persecution for their beliefs. This story is about Rhinelanders who left their home to build up and new life for themselves in America. Nonetheless, they always kept in touch with their German relatives. We will accompany them through German and American History from the time of Louis XIV of France until the Great War and the Allied Rhineland occupation.

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Subjects and Citizens

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American Forces in Germany