Lawyers without Rights Exhibit opens at GAHMUSA

The much expected exhibit of “Lawyers without Rights” opens at the German American Heritage Foundation of the USA™ (GAHMUSA).  In  collaboration with the German Federal Bar and the American Bar Association we will be hosting the exhibit until October 22.  The exhibit will be complemented with film evenings and very relevant presentations.

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#GAHF40Years Social Media Campaign

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® announces its 40th anniversary summer social media campaign – #GAHF40Years.

This summer we celebrate the GAHF 40-year anniversary with the launch of – #GAHF40Years. Look out for our photo contest for the chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to New York City and some exciting 40-year memorabilia!

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German-American General von Steuben – Hero of the Revolutionary War

Cookouts, fireworks, and good company often come to mind when one thinks about Independence Day. From a young age, every American has heard the stories of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the trials it took to become a sovereign state. However, we tend to overlook the German-Americans who had a large influence on the freedom the United States enjoys today.  On July 5, 1776, the German-American newspaper, Der Wöchentliche Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, was the first paper — in any language — to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence the day before.  The newspaper also published a German translation of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776.

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Hollywood goes to IOWA

The German-American Heritage Center will be hosting GAHMUSA’s own exhibit 100 years of Hollywood – The Laemmle Effect.  The exhibit will open on July 24th and will run until October 30th.  During the time of the exhibit the Center will be hosting a series of activities which include: a presentation by Deborah Fletcher Blum ” Films, History, Hollywood and Judaism: Carl Laemmle German-American Film Pioneer, German-Jewish Immigrant and WWII Humanitarian”;  the German’s in Hollywood Lecture Series; and a kids Short Filmmaking workshop.

We hope our GAHF members will visit the German-American Heritage Center and enjoy the many events associated with this historic exhibit.

Luther trip moves to 2017

“In the steps of Luther”,  the GAHF member trip has changed its date.   Delays in finishing the refurbishing of key buildings of the Luther trip have led to the decision of moving the trip to 2017.  We are excited about the interest shown by our members and hope that if you have not registered can do so.

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