In Their Own Words: German Americans in the World War I Era
Drawing on the resources of the Max Kade Institute Library & Archives, this exhibit showcases German-language documents published in the United States during the World War I Era. It offers a glimpse into German-Americans' view of the world, as well as their position in American society. The exhibit was created in conjunction with an international conference titled "Outside the Kaisserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era," held at the Max Kade Institute in October 2015.
The following are eight posters that accompany the exhibit. They interpret German-American materials from four distinct periods in the World War I Era: 1) the years preceeding the beginning of the war in Europe; 2) the early war years before the entry of the United States; 3) the war years after the entry of the United States; and 4) the years immediately following the end of armed conflict.