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    Auf Meiner Seite V├Ąter (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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    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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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I don't really care much

    for my heritage. But my dad's born in america from german parents. I guess i'm a mix between ( 25% Dutch, 25% Aruba(n) and 50% German. ) Not proud of my dutch heritage .-.
    MilotheCat MilotheCat 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 5

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 23

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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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    Well, i have been told by my dad just now.

    My dad's grand dad was German. So i really wanna know how much percentage i am. Maybe like a few percent, like 10%. Can anyone sort this out for me?
    WolfyBluepaw WolfyBluepaw 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 4

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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 ;)
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses May 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 5

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    My family names are Gl├╝ck (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 Gl├╝ck, born...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 70+, F 3 Responses May 8

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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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    My grandfather is German

    and he moved to Mexico where he met my grandmother. I am not ashamed to say that I am part German; Germany has a past but that is not it's present. I love my nationalities because they make me a richer individual.
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 19

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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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    I hate that I'm paranoid

    when I tell ppl I'm German. What if they think my family were nazi's... They weren't lol. My family lived in Mexico for a long time, until my dad was born and then they came to canada :) . So my heritage is mexican Mennonite... But I'm not mexican, and I don't look or sound...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 15

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    I have never been to Germany,

    but plan to visit someday. I am actually full-blood German (heritage; born in US). My great grandparents or something like that came to America and somehow the 100% German made it to me. Would have been crazy if I would have found a full-blood German to marry. lol
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Jul 23

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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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    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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    Anybody else from Germany?

    I live in america
    LightenSky LightenSky 16-17, F 13 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bjoern1997 Bjoern1997 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Ich bin in Berlin geboren und zog nach

    Gro├čbritannien, in die Schule zu gehen. Bin ich halb deutsch halb schottischen. Eines Tages werde ich nach Deutschland zur├╝ckkehren, es ist meine wahre Heimat.
    emilyjuk emilyjuk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Mousetrapreplica Mousetrapreplica 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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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...
    alyson1913 alyson1913 16-17, F 9 Responses Mar 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ich bin ein 15 Jahre alter Junge,

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