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I Am German

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    My grandmother was Ukrainian,

    my grandfather was German but lived in Ukraine, my dad was born in Ukraine. During WWII they came to Germany, fleeing from Soviet troops. They took their son with them, my father. So without WWII my father would have stayed in Ukraine, would never have met my German mother, I...
    UncleMatilda UncleMatilda 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    Where To Go Now

    I  have been with a guy for over a year in the first 3 months he was the most amazing person i had ever met  fell iin love head over heels for him. spent the rest of the year decovering i was wrong.  He was a drug addict a savier alocholic, bi polar with maina and an extreamly...
    catzeyes627 catzeyes627 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Auf Meiner Seite Väter (on My Father's Side)

    I've been trying to take the time and learn the German language for a long time. I don't know much about my heritage at all. Except my Great grandmother.. I got to meet her before she passed, she was 100 years old... and we have the same first and last name. She thought my...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Ich bin eine frau who is planning to move to

    Germany in 2 months!! I am taking lingo classes, so i want to talk to German people to practice. Any help would be appreciated
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Learning to speak German,

    weil es sehr interessant ist! Whats Germany like? My teacher said you have to live there for six weeks to get a degree in it.
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F 4 Responses May 6

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    German Nationality ...

    Im not native German but my bf is. We are getting engage and Im gonna have German nationality .. I speak German as well and I've been there .. Next year I'll be there permanently for my master degree ..
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Is Germany Still German?

    I kept asking myself this question for years, because the vision I had of the country came from my great-grandparents who were from there, and it was quite different than a lot of things I hear/see of Germany and German people today.Of course, this is the 21st century, and we are...
    MantisReligiosa MantisReligiosa 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    My last name is Rohr

    and its German, I think it's the coolest last name ☺
    Kirerhor Kirerhor 18-21 4 Responses Feb 9

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    Being German and Black

    I am a black german whom was born and raised in Germany. I am an all around down to earth outgoing person who loves life  
    tanagermany621 tanagermany621 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    My last name is Schuchter.

    .. Its pretty obvious that I am German.
    artgirl96 artgirl96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Hope Place

    Back from a failed love affair is not easy ............. but will appear soon with a new hope
    halyona halyona 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    im barley german my great great grandpa fought

    as german. he said before he bled out by a sniper that he never wants to be known as a nazi... i hate people who call me and him a nazi it irritates me
    wwefan332 wwefan332 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    Burned Biscuits

    When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned...
    1Nasty1 1Nasty1 51-55, M 11 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    I see all these posts about birth

    and citizenship and whatnot and I have to wonder if there is anyone else out there who has such a multicultural family. Anyways, I'm only 1/16 german, but I'm very close to my cousins (3 times removed or something but oh well) and I identify myself as German. I grew up speaking...
    purrfectrosie purrfectrosie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    Abuse

    im abused daily by my step father. i cant and wont go the cops and i dont want anyone else to either. but im hoping one day ill die. maybe he'll kill me. my life of horror will be over. i dont need this pain.
    brokenhearted1999 brokenhearted1999 13-15, F 18 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    My German

    So, my great great grandfather came to the u.s.before WWII. When they reached New York and filled out the paperwork, they misspelled or last name and changed an i to an e. I always thought that was interesting so I thought I would share.
    omnomzilla omnomzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    I'm German, so, uhm, yeah.

    I guess I am and there's nothing to say about it except : why the heck is the picture for the category "I am German" a man with Bavarian clothes and beer? There are other states too! I mean, Germany isn't just Bavaria.
    pianobookme pianobookme 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    Moving Out

    Hello to all of the wonderful friends here that have given me so much support and help. As many of you know I am moving out of the sexless marriage with my mentally ill wife. I know that when anyone steps out and does what they need to do, it give courage to the ones who have yet...
    OmyTVC15 OmyTVC15 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    German

      My Grandfather was German.  I believe they came over here to the US three generations ago.  Some of our Grandfathers brothers still live in Germany, near a place called Raiched or something like that.  Its in the country I believe. I didnt know my...
    Shellfinder Shellfinder 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    FAMILY

    MY MAIDEN NAME IS FUERSTENBERG!!!! MY FATHER'S FATHER IS PURE GERMAN! I FOUND SOME THINGS ABOUT MY FUERSTENBERG LIENAGE AND THAT WE DO HAVE SOME ROYAL BLOOD IN US! SO I'M PROUD TO BE GERMAN AND I DIDN'T EVEN DROP IT AFTER I GOT MARRIED! I USE IT WITH A HYPEN FUERSTENBERG-SPENCER...
    tigeressnova75 tigeressnova75 41-45, F Jun 13, 2008

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    Ich Komme Ous Stuttgart, Deutschland

    Hey "sprechen Sie Deutsch", I am from Germany born and raised there and have been in the US for 19 years. Heute geht es mir sehr gut, today I am doing very well. My parents are both  German, meine Eltern sind beide Deusche. so nun muss ich gehen Tschuess  ...
    mutti4 mutti4 36-40 4 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    latzjunge latzjunge 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 6

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    I never realized how German my Oma was

    when she asked why our chicken was already plucked and dead. 0_o
    HomicidalIguana HomicidalIguana 13-15 Jul 17

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    Bjoern1997 Bjoern1997 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm German by heritage

    although I don't look it at all. I get it from my grandma on my mom's side. She's a lovely lady. Blond, outspoken, and awesome. - just like the Germans ;)
    SabrinaB27 SabrinaB27 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I Love Being German

    My grandparents on my dad's side moved to Ohio from Germany. They bought alot of land here that they farmed. My dad loved to farm. However, some idiot teacher at some point told him he was a 'dumb' farmer and this made him really mad. So my dad worked very hard as an expeditor at...
    btronx btronx 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Rheinische Frohnatur

    Yes, I was born, raised and I live in Germany. The carnival stronghold Cologne is half an hour away from the tiny lil town I live in.
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 53 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    I am German and I'm ashamed of it.

    Very few weeks ago I read a novel called Night, by Elie Wiesel and it broke my heart. I was left crying my eyes out throughout every page I read. How could human beings do such a thing? How cold hearted can a person be? Throwing babies in the air and shooting them for targets...
    alysonmora alysonmora 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 14

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    I'm German along with some other things.

    I've never really considered myself to be German since I didn't know the German culture until a couple of years ago when we moved to Germany to help my grandma out. I was really scared of moving to Germany since I didn't know much about Germany but once we got to Germany, I kind...
    caribbeanbabe808 caribbeanbabe808 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My great great grandma was German.

    .. So that makes me 36th German I do believe
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Mar 20

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    My family names are Glück (Click),

    Sholtze (Shultz), and Petri. When it comes to percentage, I could never tell you, but I know that some of my very first ancestors were German.. and they almost always fancied French women! Here I am :) The oldest grandparents I know of were Bartholomaeus and Reesie Glück, born...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 70+, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I am one half German.

    My grandmother is from West Frankfort. She survived World War II. She is now 82 years old. She has told me amazing stories... Stories that I will never forget as long as I live. She is the strongest, most amazing woman I have ever known. I am very proud of my heritage...
    sapphirenight sapphirenight 31-35 2 Responses Jan 21

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    As German As Can Be

    Although natively born in the States, my grandparents from my fathers side were both born in Germany, and my mother is 3rd generation. When I was five, my dad got an overseas missionary position in Germany. Unlike most American army kids who stay sequestered in the sprawling...
    chiarascuro chiarascuro 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Mousetrapreplica Mousetrapreplica 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Ich bin in Berlin geboren und zog nach

    Großbritannien, in die Schule zu gehen. Bin ich halb deutsch halb schottischen. Eines Tages werde ich nach Deutschland zurückkehren, es ist meine wahre Heimat.
    emilyjuk emilyjuk 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Like, A Real German From Germany.

    It's funny how most stories in this group are  written by people who have never so much as set foot onto German grounds. Now of course I don't mind this at all, it's just an observation I've made. I mean, it's a great thing people are aware and proud of their heritage. And I'm...
    finaldeadline finaldeadline 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Where in Germany are you

    or your parents, or grandparents from. I am from a small town south of Stuttgart. Born after WWII where my family emigrated to. My father's family is from central Germany and my mothers family for generations from what is now Serbia (ugh) used to be Voyvidina-Banat.
    BiPolar21 BiPolar21 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 30

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    BACKGROUND ON WHERE I'M FROM AND WHERE I AM NOW

    March 5th, 1990 is the day I was born in town called Dormagen in western Germany. Lived there up until I was 9 years old, and then my parents decided to move to Pennsylvania, U.S. Since German was basically my first language learned (knew little English in Germany), it was kind...
    MrCouture MrCouture 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    On my mom's side I am German,

    Welsh, and Irish. At least that's what I've come to understand.
    CookieMischief CookieMischief 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Im Related To A German Dude Who Noone Knows Is Famous

    He was in Aferica and was the first to find a rare Aferican fish. Called an Imberi because he named it after himself. That was his last name. Thats my last name too. It means Beekeeper in German. Which is a person who collects the honey from the honeycomb and keeps bees...
    SupernaturalHunter SupernaturalHunter 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    My maternal great-great Grandfather was born in

    Germany and it's only recent that I've found out about this. I admit I want to learn more about my great-great Grandfather's culture and language because one of my goals is to travel to Germany and I don't want to be one of those bumbling tourists who need translators and...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 3

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    By birth and citizenship I am German.

    My mother was a black woman from the US and my father was a Czech who naturalized as a German Citizen, but I was born in Germany and consider it my homeland. I don't hold any other citizenship besides German(and EU of course), therefore I am a German National. It is sort of...
    IllusionWithGrayEyes IllusionWithGrayEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    Ich bin aus Bayern und lebe schon seit 20

    Jahren hier in den Staate, Deutsche meldet euch
    germanbenzman germanbenzman 56-60, M 5 Responses Mar 15

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    Ich bin ein 15 Jahre alter Junge,

    Schwedisch und Deutsch ist. Ich zog nach Großbritannien im Jahr 2005 aus Deutschland wegen einer Familienangelegenheit, und ich habe hier seitdem lebte.
    MyOwnSpectrum MyOwnSpectrum 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 15

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    Yeah Man I'M Actually German

    born and raised in Cologne, Germany. I still live here. I feel like I'm the only one who's not living in the States or only has some German heritage :'D
    sophieiero sophieiero 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Ancestory

    We are very traditional, tight knit family. One of the many things that draw us close, is researching our heritage. My father's family first came to America in 1740, immigrating from Prussia. There are many great stories to tell about what we've learned. He didn't really...
    sojo34OO sojo34OO 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    I Am German

    i am german and also i can speak it like u would ask a man sir want a nother cup u tea? and prety much thst is all i can really say right know why a still have a chance.
    unicorn111 unicorn111 22-25, F Feb 26, 2008

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    German Forefathers....

    Part German, hmmm...what do I say about this side of my heritage...bitter/sweet? Germans are great scientists and learners, but a bit oxi-moron on the psycho-social elements of their culture. Now, having said that, how do I elaborate without writing a book. My father was a WWII...
    MusicMouse MusicMouse 56-60, M 22 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    There aren't many thing I admire about my

    fellow Germans but on of them is their tolerance for sexual orientation. They're super nice about it :)
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 16-17, M 1 Response May 30

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    I mentioned before that my maternal Great-Great

    Grandfather was German and that I was excited to learn about the language and culture.... but now, I'm not so certain. I found out that my great, great grandfather left my grandmother to return to Germany. They had two children and the eldest boy was my great grandfather. He...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jun 15

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    I am the daughter of a German woman.

    I was raised mostly in Germany. My blood is German, in part, but my mothers family would also say they are Danish, as they are from Schleswig Holstein.When my parents split up, and got divorced, it was back to Northern Germany my mother fled. However, we soon started travelling...
    Desartes Desartes 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    Anybody else from Germany?

    I live in america