Saturday, May 3, 2008


Riley and I have been reading Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. One of the themes from the story that we've talked about quite a bit is the treatment of German Americans during the WWI era. The book tells how names of various German things were changed: frankfurters became hotdogs and sauerkraut was called "liberty cabbage" (which spurred a whole other conversation about "freedom fries" in our more recent history!).

This morning, when Riley and I were at Findlay Market in Cincinnati to pick up our eggs from Thistlehair Farm, we stumbled upon this historic marker detailing some of the consequences of the "Anti-German Hysteria" in Cincinnati during that time period.

Riley took these pictures.

Right next to the sign is Krause's German food market, so we decided to browse through there. We bought some bratwurst and some "German wieners" -- despite the fact that Ri can't say "wieners" without giggling.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

That's reallyinteresting. I didn't know that the hysteria happened. Thanks for sharing!