The majority of us have learned about American military occupation of Germany following the Second World War, and the division of Germany thereafter, in school. However, did you know that there was an American military presence, specifically in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Palatinate), beginning in 1918, directly after the end of the First World War? In fact, from between 1918 and 1923, the American military occupied a large swath of Rheinland-Pfalz, from the edge of Luxembourg through Trier up to Koblenz, following along the Moselle River
Stars and Stripes over the Rhine celebrates the 100th anniversary of American presence in Rheinland-Pfalz and explores the social, political, and economic ties that were created among the German and American communities in Rheinland-Pfalz during this four-year span. Visit us at the GAHM to view this exhibit as we explore the foundation of the transatlantic relationship between our two countries.
The GAHM is proud to be hosting this exhibit as part of Wunderbar Together! Find out more about the Deutschland-Jahr here: https://www.wunderbartogether.org.
from 11 am – 5 pm
July 16 – August 30