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Why is St. Louis, Missouri so German?: An Interview with the German American Committee of St. Louis

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Missouri and specifically St. Louis has an incredible amount of German language and culture embedded within their own culture. Why is Missouri so German? How can you learn German in Missouri? What kinds of events are there in Missouri for German speakers and German learners?

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Dorris Keeven-Franke’s Website: https://dorriskeevenfranke.wordpress.com/
Some of her very extensive background: https://dorriskeevenfranke.wordpress.com/background-3/
Her Book About Warren County Missouri: https://amzn.to/3nfpYzI
An article about her traveling exhibit that went around Germany and the USA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/utopia-revisiting-a-german-state-in-america-on-exhibit-in-washington/2014/10/02/f73a5204-426d-11e4-b437-1a7368204804_story.html
Society for German-American Studies: https://sgas.org/
A bit of history about German-American Day: https://www.aatg.org/news/196464/October-6-is-German-American-Day
German Cultural Society of St. Louis: http://www.germanstl.org/index.html
Donau Park in St. Louis: http://www.germanstl.org/donau-park-rental.html
St. Charles Oktoberfest: https://saintcharlesoktoberfest.com/
German School Association: https://www.germanschoolstl.org/
Watch Herr Antrim’s interview with members of the St. Louis Stammtisch: https://youtu.be/U55aa54pdc8
A bit about the Anti-German sentiment of World War 1 and 2: https://www.history.com/news/anti-german-sentiment-wwi
Peace Lutheran Church (offers Christmas services in German): http://peacelutheranstl.org/
Teutopolis High School (with the Wooden Shoes): https://www.teutopolisschools.org/
Missouri Germans Consortium: https://mo-germans.com/
Giessen Emigration Society: https://mo-germans.com/2021/04/12/giessen-emigration-society/
Missouri History Museum: https://mohistory.org/
German American Partnership Program (GAPP Exchange): https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/spr/eng/gpp.html

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