German Corner: February/March 2000
Happy Valentines Day!! Welcome back to another edition. Our current magazine issue came out on 2 February and can seen at: <http://www.germancorner.com/magazine/>.
We have a special article from Phillip Chein about the first German in space on a US shuttle as an actual crew member. The shuttle flight is currently scheduled to take off on Friday, 11 February. Stayed tuned (via the links in the story) for more up to date news.
If there is ever a theme for our magazine, then this month's is camps. German P.O.W. camp in the US, internment of Germans in camps in the US during WWII, and concentration camps in Germany.
There is also a column about Fasching, the climax of which is right around the corner.
This month we also have a new writer, Amy De La Hunt, who lives in Stuttgart. There are many more informative and interesting articles to read, too many to list here.
Clothing from the Spring/Summer Alpentraum clothing line will ship from Germany 15 February, 1 March and 15 March. While it is not too late to order, keep in mind the closer you order to the ship date, the greater the possibility that the manufacturer will be out of stock of what you want. Since there is so much clothing, we only order a limited selection and sizes unless you order up front.
First Day of Spring Special: All orders received on March 20 will receive a 10% discount. Discount will be applied after order has been processed.
Please remember that you are supporting the German Corner with your purchase. These funds are necessary to continue our operation, and we do not receive governmental funds. Our store can be found at <http://store.german-usa.com/> Thanks for your support.
Best wishes, Katharina, Paul and Eve
German-American Question and Answer:
QUESTION: A German-American man from Wamego, Kansas, started out his career as a machinist's apprentice in the railroad industry when he was 18 years old. He was hires to revive the ailing Maxwell Motor Car company. He succeeded and renamed this company after himself. It quickly became one of the big three auto makers in Detroit. What was the company and who was it founder?
ANSWER: The company was Chrysler, and its founder was Walter Chrysler. Source, The German-American Answer Book: <http://store.german-usa.com/Books/German-Americana/index.html>
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German American Mall <http://store.german-usa.com/>
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