Select Page

Author: Mark D. Van Ells

How Milwaukee’s German-Americans faced down fascism eighty years ago

As leader of the Wisconsin Federation of German American Societies, Bernhard Hoffman opposed the Bund. © Library of Congress During the Depression-ravaged days of the 1930s, Wisconsin’s German-Americans faced a vicious campaign of harassment. One Milwaukee businessman received an anonymous postcard with a picture of an exploding cannon on the front, and on the reverse was written: “When you ask for ads again look this over carefully.” A woman got a letter warning her to be careful about her public utterances or her relatives back in Europe “would have to suffer” for them. These threats came not from outside...

Read More

Photo © Notice

Original images published on this news platform are the editorial content and the exclusive property of the Milwaukee Independent. All usage is forbidden.

Snapshot

  • wwwmilwaukeeindependentcom

Follow Us

mkeind.com (Editorial Content): Video segment of the the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team performing at the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. mkeind.com/2FGgcAE ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Knezelism of the Week: January 15 mkeind.com/2Dxy9Ar ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Daily Tweets

Events Calendar

january

19jan7:00 pm- 8:30 pmJews, Blacks, and the Struggle for Civil RightsAllied in the Fight Series

21jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmBlack and Pink: Milwaukee

Show More Events
premade-image-mi

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates delivered directly to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!