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I’m sure many of you are horrified at the latest attack by terrorists on our civilization, this time in Berlin. At the beginning of this month, my wife Marie and I visited that very Christmas market several times, as it was just down the block from our hotel where we were staying on business.
For Marie and I, this was our third brush with terrorism.
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Merry Christmas

The GAHF wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas. Many of the Christmas traditions practiced in the United States were introduced by German-Americans. Christmas trees were first popularized by German immigrants in Pennsylvania. While Christmas decorations and celebrations were banned in colonial New England for being considered sacrilegious, the display of Christmas trees among other practices gained widespread acceptance during the early 19th century.
Happy German-American Day!  
October 6, 2016
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® wishes you a happy German-American Day. Celebrated every year on October 6th, this day is dedicated to preserving the many contributions and achievements made by German-Americans to the United States.
Happy Day of German Unity! Today marks the 26th anniversary of the unification of East and West Germany. Although the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 symbolically united East and West Germany, the Treaty of Unification, signed by both states in August 1990, became effective on October 3, 1990. Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or the Day of German Unity, is a national holiday in Germany with official celebrations in a different city each year. This year, the celebrations take place in Dresden.
Photo courtesy of Michael Pindter. The opening reception for Lawyers Without Rights was a great success. We would especially like to thank our guest speakers, Judge Marian Blank Horn, Robert Gross, Phillip Carter, and Michael Stein for their personal familial accounts that tied perfectly into the exhibit narrative. In addition, we would like to thank the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (German Federal Bar) and the American Bar Association, who are responsable for the creation of this powerful exhibit. Please click here to see photos.