Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States during World War I

Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the United States during World War I

by Erik Kirschbaum, Herbert W. Stupp

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ISBN-13: 9781935902874
Publisher: Berlinica Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 691,236
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Erik Kirschbaum is a correspondent for the Reuters international news agency. He has written about entertainment, politics, sports, economics, and renewable energy, as well as disasters, earthquakes, and climate change in nearly 30 countries. He is the author of Rocking the Wall: Bruce Springsteen: The Berlin Concert That Changed the World. A native of New York City, he is a descendant of a German-American family and has been based in Berlin since 1993.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 The Lynching of Robert Paul Prager 15

2 On a Mission to Spread German Kultur 25

3 Beginning of the End: The Vanishing Germans 39

4 Bombs, Bullets, and the Rape of Belgium 47

5 500,000 Lampposts to Hang German-Americans 77

6 Hate and Censorship: The End of the German Press 87

7 War on the Hun Dialect: No German in Schools 101

8 Liberty Cabbage and Slaughtered Dachshunds 119

9 Banning Beethoven: The Howl of the Cave Man 125

10 Tarred, Feathered, and Killed 139

Postscript. Lessons from the Past 149

Afterword. German Life in America Today Herbert W. Stupp 155

Sources and Credits 163

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