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I Am German

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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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    Ok so I'm not German

    but I can order a beer in German, "Ein bier bitte"
    Jake2014jake Jake2014jake 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    We are the last ethnicity

    that is stereotyped by the mainstream media. Sure we took down the Roman Empire and started two world wars, but that was the past. When will people stop portraying us as heartless Nazis and see us as the hard working moral ppl that we are?
    seasonedspy seasonedspy 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 12

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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 4 Responses Mar 19

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    My father's side of the family originally came

    from Austria and Bavaria, Germany. So far, I have found that everyone on my dad's side have relatives from Germany. My mother is from England. Her side is English and Irish.
    fluffyfox45 fluffyfox45 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Quarter German. My Great-Grandmother was born

    and raised in Baden-Wurttemberg. Grandmother was also born in Germany.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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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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    Ich bin aus Bayern und lebe schon seit 20

    Jahren hier in den Staate, Deutsche meldet euch
    germanbenzman germanbenzman 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Born in Frankfurt an der Oder in 1996.

    Lived there for two years then moved to Georgia, USA.
    Hatu29 Hatu29 16-17, M Jan 26

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    Although i was born in southern ontario in

    Canada, i have German heritage in my bloodline and i decided to start learning German in high school. Auf wiedersehen!
    sodapop1234 sodapop1234 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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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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    I'm about a half German.

    I'm still learning the language in hopes I can one day visit Germany and some other German-speaking countries like Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. It's kind of funny, though probably in a bad way, that my boyfriend is half Polish. Our relationship just sort of became a...
    ZephyrLied ZephyrLied 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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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 6 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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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 23 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Just Me

    I live in Germany. I love riding motorcycles. I go to Florida every 2 years for 6 month to visit my Family and friends. my last girlfriend left me after 4 years. she was 18 when we met. I found out she was just a material Girl when her parents said she has to Choose between me...
    neandertaler neandertaler 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    My great grandfather

    and grandmother lived in Germany as my great grandfather fought an died fighting, and my grandmother was in camps for work (not death camps) and came to America with her mother. I'm half German and half Italian;)
    nicoco28 nicoco28 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Need A New Man Or Be Single........

    I don't know what it is but everyday i'm disliking my bf the thing he do so freaking annoyed me... Just one thing I don't like be alone ugh but I need to be a lone so i can do things for my self and so on, idk..lol
    naget004 naget004 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    I sat through Canadian remembrance days feeling

    like ****. I feel Canadian but still do not belong. Both parents were from pre-war Germany. Grandfather fought in WWI. Lost other grandfather and most relatives in WWII to fighting and bombing. Lost whole family history with the war. It's a struggle to keep any identity anymore
    AndrewVZ AndrewVZ 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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 a town called Dormagen in western Germany. Lived there up until I was 9 years old, and then my parents (for whatever reason) decided to move to Pennsylvania, U.S. Since German was basically my first language learned (knew little English in...
    MrCouture MrCouture 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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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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    Bjoern1997 Bjoern1997 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    callidus99 callidus99 41-45, M Jan 9

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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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    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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    I am an American with lots of German heritage.

    I am stubborn and short. Also very math based and analytical. So yeah kinda normal for Germans but there's so much more about me.
    gordythegecko gordythegecko 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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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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    Live In Germany

    Guten Tag or Good day ;p Hi i live in Germany in the near of cologne. Who else is or live in germany and is on this side ? Greetings from the land of beer and saugages XD
    Kevin1800 Kevin1800 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I was born in Oklahoma

    but my grandparents were German along with their families. Nobody believes me as if I'm just making it up.. Kinda depressing I'm really German guys!
    SavannaLeigh SavannaLeigh 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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 7 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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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.
    CharlieSchreiber CharlieSchreiber 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 15

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    My German Side

    My great grandmother gave flowers to Hitler and he patted her on the head. All your stories are now invalid lol
    Dazaan Dazaan 18-21, M Nov 15, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 20

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    I Want To Meet My Family In Germany

    My grandfather (mom's dad) is German, but died before I was born. I always see this picture of him on my grandma's nightstand, and wonder what he was like. You see, my father is African American, and my mother is German. I know my father's family very well, and I am close to them...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    kohljohn kohljohn 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I am not 100% German

    but my great grandmother was of German and Spaniard ancestry and i used to live with them and my family in Germany but I moved to the US once my daughter was born.
    kalaniesmommy143 kalaniesmommy143 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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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 3 Responses Feb 27

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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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    My last name is Rohr

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

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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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 4 Responses Apr 10

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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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    seasonedspy seasonedspy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    I think my grandma is German

    so I'm at least 25% :P
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M Jan 26

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    I am not German.. But I did live in Bitburg

    for 3 years and my youngest son was born there.. Such a beautiful country!!!
    jela001 jela001 46-50, F Jan 24

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