Exhibit: In Their Own Words – German Americans in WWI

Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 8:00am to Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

This traveling exhibit from the Max Kade Institute showcases German-language documents published in the United States during the World War I Era. It offers a glimpse into German-Americans' view of the world, as well as their position in American society. 

Oct. 15 - Nov. 5
2nd Floor

Did you know… Before war broke out in Europe in 1914, more than 400 newspapers and periodicals in the United States were published in German? A common theme was German pride, but that gradually changed after the U.S. entered the war in April 1917. In this exhibit, documents from four distinct time periods are beautifully displayed and explained: before the war in Europe, the early war years, the years of American involvement, and the era immediately following the end of armed conflict. Deepen your understanding of the Great War and how it still affects us today. 


Special exhibit presentation
In Their Own Words: German Americans During the World War I Era
Mon., Nov. 5 | Lower level meeting room | 6 p.m.

 

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