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Thousands Visit Germany and France for the 2017 EU Open House

May 16, 2017 |

Thousands of people visited the German Embassy during the 2017 EU Open House - an annual event at which European embassies open their doors to the public. This year's event featured a range of attractions from slackline performances to honey bee displays and a soccer station.

International Parliamentary Scholarship Winner Shares Her Experience

May 16, 2017 |
IPS Program

The International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag chooses American college graduates under 30 with a strong command of German to join around 120 young people from 41 countries for five months of immersion in the German democratic process. The program includes three months working in a Member’s office.

Mysterious Photos Returned to Schloss Rüdenhausen

Apr 21, 2017 |

The German Embassy recently received 17 old photos of an unidentified castle in Germany, along with a letter asking for help in returning the photos to the castle owner. The castle has been identified and the photos have been returned. The son of an American lieutenant and the brother of the castle owner spoke to about the history of the castle, the American occupation of the castle and what it's like to grow up in Schloss Rüdenhausen.

USHMM's Matt Steinhart Uncovers His German Heritage

Apr 14, 2017 |
Matthew Steinhart's archival family images.

Matt Steinhart grew up in New Jersey with the awareness that his German grandparents, Leo and Ruth Friedman, had lost most of their immediate family in the Holocaust. With information provided through the International Tracing Service, Matt was able to uncover further details of his family's history and regain German citizenship on behalf of his grandparents.

Do You Recognize this German Castle?

Apr 4, 2017 |
German Castle

The German Embassy has received a request to help a man return old photographs taken from a castle in Germany. In a letter received by the Embassy, the sender said that his father-in-law took the 17 enclosed photographs from a castle that he used as his headquarters during World War II. Decades later, the sender hopes that the Embassy can discover the location of the castle and return the photographs to the rightful owner.