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Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: A work shift of German prisoners at a prisoner of war camp marching to trucks to be conveyed to work at a local cannery.

Date: 2007-10 

Description: Two women (Frauleins) in costume pose for a picture at Oktoberfest.

Date: 1953-09-18 

Description: Alfred Hopf, a German Jewish refugee, wearing his uniform and sitting in his taxi, says driving a taxi in Madison is a far cry from his old career as promi...

Discover the connection between P.T. Barnum and the 1853 statewide referendum on liquor sales and why it failed.

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: German prisoner of war pitching pea vines into a viner at a cannery.

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Photograph

Nazi Bodies

Date: 1939 

Description: Bodies of Germans killed by Poles in Lemberg when the Nazis invaded Poland. American journalist Alvin Steinkopf was one of a number of journalists from neu...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Home Front

Using photographs and accounts, students will learn about German POW camps in the United States and Japanese American internment

Date: 1914 ca.

Description: Panoramic group portrait of German Sängerfest. A number of the seated figures have been identified in the margin beneath the image field. The identifiable...

Photograph

Oktoberfest Parade

Date: 2007 

Description: Women in costume smiling and clapping in Oktoberfest parade.

Photograph

German Bodies

Date: 1939 

Description: Digging for bodies in a mass grave near Lemberg, Poland, where German civilians were killed by the Poles during the Nazi invasion. American journalist Alvi...

Date: 1934 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Kellermeister Beer, made by the Oconomowoc Brewing Company. Includes an image of a Ge...

Date: 1944-09-18 

Description: Prisoner of war cage at the 2nd Division Camp at Guipavas, France. Groups of Nazi prisoners are being guarded by Allied soldiers.

Historical Essay

19th-Century Immigration

Read how improving transportation and the opening of lands formerly held by Indian tribes brought immigrants from Europe and eastern states to Wisconsin.

Date: 1950-02-21 

Description: Members of the Madison Maennerchor, the oldest singing society in Wisconsin, stand around their accompanist, Mrs. Grace L. Snell, at the group's ninety-eig...

Photograph

The Village Green

Date: 1956-10-09 

Description: View into a German wooden shoe-making shop in The Village Green, a Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit. Shown in the shop are Marcia Harrington and Koroth...

Date: 1945-07-13 

Description: Two German prisoners of war, at a prisoner of war camp, cutting rye bread. The food preparation area includes large quantities of bread on another table co...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: This map is ink on tracing paper showing all the counties of Wisconsin. The upper right hand corner contains a legend for distinguishing Wisconsin counties...

Date: 1971-04 ca.

Description: Large cartoon of a German man in lederhosen, eating sausage.

Date: 1952-03-06 

Description: Peter Storch, engineer at Ann Emery hall, and his children are shown at the Milwaukee Road depot where they met their son and brother, Alois Storch with hi...

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