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The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® serves as the national membership association for German-American heritage. GAHF cultivates a greater awareness for German-American heritage and history through outreach efforts that deepen cultural understanding. 

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Gov. Jerry Brown – 2022 Distinguished German-American of the Year

Save the Date – Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022

GAHF is pleased to announce that Jerry Brown, the former two-time governor of California, will receive the 2022 Distinguished German-American of the Year Award at the Sutter Club in Sacramento, Calif. Brown was born and grew up in San Francisco as the only son of California’s 32nd governor of Pat Brown. His great-grandfather August Schuckman, was a German immigrant, who settled in California in 1852 during the California Gold Rush.

Special Presentation, June 28 | Shared History Exhibit: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands

Special Presentation, June 28 | Shared History Exhibit: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in German-speaking Lands

Please join us on Tuesday, June 28 at 6PM (presentation will begin at 6:30 PM EST) at the GAHM in Washington, DC for a special presentation with Dr. Jana Schmidt, GHI, and David Brown, from LBI in NYC to learn more about the fascinating topic of our latest exhibit featuring almost two millennia of Jewish history in central Europe.
Commemorative Brick Campaign

Commemorative Brick Campaign

German immigrants helped build the United States through their labor, their ingenuity, and their sheer determination. Many of these German settlers from the East Coast to the Midwest used brick masonry in the construction of their buildings as the material is known for its beauty and durability.
“Modern German Food – Exploring Culinary Germany” with Cook Book Author and Chef Kit Schulte

“Modern German Food – Exploring Culinary Germany” with Cook Book Author and Chef Kit Schulte

Food is central to every culture, and different regions or even localities are often renowned for traditional dishes and ingredients. How have Germany's unique history with independent principalities, and its geography ranging from the coastal plains of the north to the Alps in the south influenced what we call German food today?
The Inspiring Story of Scattergood Hostel: 1939-43

The Inspiring Story of Scattergood Hostel: 1939-43

A Grassroots Effort to Save European Refugees from Hitler's Grasp | Saturday, Feb. 26, 6-8PM EST Reserve your ticket
International Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2PM ET

International Holocaust Remembrance Day | Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2PM ET

77 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1945 at 3 pm local time, Soviet Forces liberated the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and revealed the full horror of the Nazi regime's atrocities to a shocked world.
Congressional Resolution on German-American Friendship

Congressional Resolution on German-American Friendship

Representative Keating, one of the co-chairmen of the Congressional German-American Caucus, has submitted the following resolution reaffirming German-American friendship and cooperation to the 117th Congress on Nov. 4, 2021.

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