This week’s story comes to us from the German Heritage in Letters project. The German Heritage in Letters project digitizes hand-written correspondence between German immigrants in the U.S. and their family back home. The project helps preserve preserve and tell an authentic story of immigration from Germany. The letters are primarily from 1840s – 1880s, where at the peak, more than 3 million letters were sent each year.
While the US and German Women’s National Teams are both off to great starts at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, the national U-19 clubs will face off in two international friendly matches in Fairfax, Virginia at George Mason University on June 14 and 16.
Each month, Wunderbar Together features the food and culture blog of Nadia Hassani, German immigrant to the United States and author of the German regional cookbook, Spoonfuls of Germany. In “German food on the go, made in USA,” Hassani spotlights two restaurants in the United States with German owners that serve German fast-food staples: currywurst, schnitzel, and döner.
The third Field Station, “Anthropocene Vernacular,” will feature the work of artists, researchers, and community organizers. Through a series of projects, they will tell the multigenerational story of how this region’s people have cultivated a distinct everyday culture in the midst of the intense convergence of social, environmental, and economic crises.
On June 5, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump joined World War II veterans and the heads of state of 13 other countries for a moving ceremony dedicated to those who stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord. The efforts of these brave soldiers led to an Allied victory that turned the tide of the war on the continent and built the foundation for our current German-American friendship.