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 Fulbright Professor Christina Ziegler-McPherson On German Immigration and Xenophobia 

Submitted by Eric W. Fraunholz on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:39

On December 9, 2014, Fulbright scholar Professor Christina Ziegler-McPherson gave a talk on German Immigration to the US and American anxiety toward Germans after World War I.

Around 20 students joined Prof. Ziegler-McPherson to listen to her thorough analysis of anti-German sentiments in connection with World War I.

Prof. Ziegler-McPherson pointed out the ambivalence of the topic. While Germans immigrants represented one of the biggest parts in the American social fabric, they experienced immense xenophobic sentiments after the turn of the century. A key element of these sentiments was of course World War I, which rendered Germany an ideological antagonists to the United States.

The event was then concluded with an extended and vivid discussion.

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