Newsletter, May, 2007
I appologize to the more than 500 visitors I had on May first. My computer gave up on me. I had to buy a newone and now I am learning many things all over again. It takes time and I have to tell myself: Try and----.
We celebrate Mothersday on the 13th of May.
In Austria, Germany, and Switzerland Muttertag is observed on the second Sunday in May, just as in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Italy, Japan, and many other countries. During the First World War, Switzerland w as one the first European countries to introduce Mother's Day (in 1917). Germany's first Muttertag observance took place in 1922, Austria's in 1926 (or 1924, depending on the source). Muttertag was first declared an official German holiday in 1933 (the second Sunday in May) and took on a special significance as part of the Nazi motherhood cult under the Hitler regime. There was even a medal—das Mutterkreuz—in bronze, silver, and gold (eight or more Kinder!), awarded to mothers who produced children for the Vaterland. (The medal had the popular nickname of "Karnickelorden," the "Order of the Rabbit.") After World War II the German holiday became a more unofficial one that took on the cards-and-flowers elements of the U.S. Mother's Day.
I wish you all a very special mothersday
One Mothersday as I remember it
Poems made for Moms, (German)
More poems for Mom (German)
Fruehlingsgedichte und Lieder
English peoms for mom (English)
Truemmerfrauen, Rubble women
A Tribute to the German Mothers, World War II
World War II Alien Enemy Cotrol Program
Helmut Jahn, Architect, Chicago Airport+
Other German American Architects
The Lenzen Brothers, San Jose, Ca.
Schmitz Bruno, Architect
John A Roebling, Brooklyn Bridge
Cluss, Adolph, Architect in Washington DC
William Schickel, Architect, New York City
Golden Plough Tavern, oldest house inNew York city
German Colonial House
Br.Adrian Wewer, Architect of many Churches in the States