German Americans

  • 2001
  • TV-G

A celebration of “this country's largest ethnic community”---and one of the oldest (Germans first settled in the U.S. in 1683)---features recollections from a number of German-Americans. Topics range from German-American proficiency in farming and brewing to carrying the burden of the Nazis. Interviewed: Susan Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower's gran (more…)

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A celebration of “this country's largest ethnic community”---and one of the oldest (Germans first settled in the U.S. in 1683)---features recollections from a number of German-Americans. Topics range from German-American proficiency in farming and brewing to carrying the burden of the Nazis. Interviewed: Susan Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower's granddaughter; conductor Erich Kunzel; Nobel biology laureate Gunther Blobel; actor Eric Braeden; and composer Hans Zimmer. “America is full of German philosophy,” he says. “It doesn't quite know it.”

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