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October 6 2012 German Culture Newsletter

October 6 is German-American Day, and this year is the 25th time it has been celebrated.

So this weeks article is about some FAMOUS GERMAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

German Americans make up the USA's largest ancestry group, almost 25 percent of the population, and the first immigrants to the country left Germany in 1608. Those who followed emigrated mainly to make an improvement to the way their life had been "at home", and the work and lives of many of them, and their descendants, have had an effect not only in America but worldwide. And Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Apollo 10 are in there somewhere.

Well Autumn, "Fall", has slowly but surely arrived here, the mornings and evenings now have a definite chill, which brings us to this weeks WORD OF THE WEEK.

HEIZPILZ - A "heating mushroom", the tall outdoor heaters with mushroom like tops which are beginning to appear outside all cafes, to ensure their customers stay warm......and longer. covers a wide range of topics and there is a forum:

So if there is anything you would like to see or if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to get in touch, either in the forum or via email.

Francine McKenna, German Culture Editor

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