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From: Suzanne <>
Subject: Re: [GV] To Be Expected
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 21:17:36 -0800 (PST)
When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, I was just a baby. However, by the time I reached the 4th grade, there was still alot of animosity towards the German people, and anyone with a German surname (mine was Heinitz), got called all sorts of names in school. A couple of my classmates loved to call me "Hitler", or "German butcher". It was not a fun time. They wouldn't allow such things in school today.
Carla Wills-Brandon <> wrote:
I''m in London at the Slave Labour conference at the War Museum. I must say, I'm very disappointed, but not surprised. With all the lectures from academic types on slave labour, gulags, DPs and the holocaust, there has not been one word mentioned about our GR folk except the following from someone from some foundation:
Anti-Semiticism was very common among Germans in America during WWII. There is a large population of Germans living in the greater plains states and a friend of mine is writing about anti-Semitic attitudes in North Dakota.
I was saddened to hear such blanket mis-information, but not surprised. I present on Friday morning and will try to rectify this attitude.
Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D.
Michael Brandon, Ph.D.
"We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a forth dimension of existence of which we have not dreamed." Big Book pg 25
"The German is like a willow. No matter which way you bend him, he will always take root again."
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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