Art and Food

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“Art and Food” is an enchanting new cookbook by Marliese Heimann-Ammon (the spouse of the German Ambassador to the United States). She was recently profiled by the monthly newspaper The Washington Diplomat in an article titled LIFE of ADVENTURE – From Fashion to Art, Wife Spotlights ‘New Germany’:

Marliese Heimann-Ammon

Marliese Heimann-Ammon

Since coming to Washington in 2011, Heimann-Ammon has showcased several artists at the German Residence while adding German and American paintings and sculptures to the sleek, modern residence on Foxhall Road to give it more warmth and softness. “I’m always on the lookout for new artists,” she told us.

It’s part of her desire to give Americans a multifaceted picture of her dynamic homeland.

We, from the Stoltenberg Institute for German American Forty-eighter Studies, a forum for German-American discourse, have begun to dream about a traveling exhibit based on this very special cookbook.

Please, go ahead, download the cookbook, enjoy, and try out some “Popular Recipes from the German Ambassador’s Residence.”

Stoltenberg Institute – General Information

Stoltenberg Institute for German-American Forty-eighter Studies
Friends of the Forty-eighters — the forgotten ideas and values in America’s past and present

Stoltenberg portrait black whihtThe Stoltenberg Institute of Forty-eighter Studies, a forum for German-American discourse, focuses on Germans who came to the U.S. after the 1848 European democratic revolutions, according to its Executive Director, Dr. Joachim Reppmann. The new institute is named in honor of Dr. Gerhard Stoltenberg (1929-2001), who served as Minister-President of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The institute’s first volume will contain the papers presented at a German-American History Conference (“The Legacy of 1848”) held at Wartburg College in late October, 2013. The conference was organized by Reppmann and Dr. Daniel Walther, Wartburg College’s Gerald Kleinfeld Distinguished Professor in German History. An advisory board for the new institute has also been formed. Chaired by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, its members include Henry Kissinger, Eric Braeden, Walter Pfaeffle, and others prominent in the fields of German-American Studies and U.S.-German relations. The Stoltenberg Institute’s goal is to “preserve the history of European democratic republican Forty-eighter immigrants by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting documents, artifacts and scholarly research and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.” The Stoltenberg Institute aims to be “a transatlantic institute, heritage center espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.”

The “Forty-eighters” were a relatively small number of individuals who emigrated from Europe in the late 1840s and early 1850s after fighting unsuccessfully with both pen and sword for liberty, democracy, and national unity. Many German Forty-eighters immigrated to the United States, with a large number from the present-day state of Schleswig-Holstein choosing Davenport in Scott County, Iowa, as their adopted home. After settling in America, unique and talented individuals such as Theodor Olshausen, Hans Reimer Claussen, and Christian Müller provided an intellectual transfusion affecting not only their fellow German immigrants, but also the political and social history of the United States during one of its most critical periods.

Many Forty-eighters left lasting marks in the fields of politics, education, business, journalism, the arts, and the military. Carl Schurz, perhaps the most well-known German Forty-eighter who settled in America, was an ambassador to Spain for President Lincoln, a general during the Civil War, a United States senator, and the Secretary of the Interior under President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Carl Schurz’s legacy has become more significant and timely. With the steady increase of immigration to the United States, it’s become more critical to establish the proper framework for the absorption of the newcomers. Schurz’s solution to this problem — assimilation with the retention of each newcomer’s ethnic heritage — although no longer put in these terms, remains valid. The fusion of ethnic identities and American values is extremely important, and the example set by Carl Schurz might well be upheld today as a model for all immigrants.

The moving 29-minute video, ‘Forty-eighters & Friends’, highlights the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.

Dr. Joachim (Yogi) Reppmann is Executive Director of the Stoltenberg Institute, whose goal is to preserve the history of the Forty-eighter immigrant group. 

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Dr. Joachim Reppmann
Executive Director
103 North Orchard Street
Northfield, Minnesota
MN 55057, USA
yogireppmann@gmail.com
http://www.Moin-Moin.us

Stoltenberg Floor Plan

Stoltenberg Floor Plan

THE STOLTENBERG INSTITUTE IN A NUTSHELL

Mission

To preserve the history of European 1848er immigrants by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting documents, artifacts and scholarly research and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.

Vision

To be a transatlantic heritage center espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.

Values

Education: To share and advance European-American history by providing visitors and students with exhibits and programs that enlighten, inspire, challenge, and teach.
Research: To increase our collective knowledge of the Forty-Eighters and their many contributions to all facets of life in America.
Preservation: To preserve our collections of artifacts, archival papers, and research for the enjoyment and education of future generations.
Integrity: To present historically accurate information and encourage the articulation of multiple viewpoints.
Cooperation: To cooperate with other organizations with similar goals such as the German Heritage Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio; the German-American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa, and the German-American Heritage Museum in Washington, DC.
Fiscal Discipline: To operate as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that develops, budgets, and spends public contributions with maximum effectiveness within the parameters of our mission and vision.

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For more general information on the Stoltenberg Institute, see the entire PDF.

(This floor plan represents our hope for a future building to call our headquarters.)

Forty-eighters and Friends

Forty-eighters and Friends: 1848er Democratic Revolutionaries from Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) in America (Iowa) — video financed by Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle.
Travis J. Bockenstedt, Wartburg College, Iowa; Scott C. Christiansen, Iowa City; Dr. Joachim (Yogi) Reppmann, Flensburg / Northfield, MN.
by the Stoltenberg Institute for German-American Forty-eighter Studies.

Friends of Forty-eighters – the Forgotten Ideas & Values in America’s Past and Present

The “Forty-eighters” were a relatively small number of individuals who emigrated from Europe in the late 1840s and early 1850s after fighting unsuccessfully with both pen and sword for liberty, democracy, and national unity. Many of the German Forty-eighters immigrated to the United States, with a large number from the present-day state of Schleswig-Holstein choosing Davenport & Scott County, Iowa as their adopted home. After settling in America, these unique and talented individuals provided an intellectual transfusion affecting not only their fellow German immigrants, but also the political and social history of the United States during one of its most critical periods. (e.g. Theodor Olshausen, Hans Reimer Claussen & Christian Müller).

Many Forty-eighters left lasting marks in the fields of politics, education, business, journalism, the arts, and the military. Carl Schurz, perhaps the most well-known of the German Forty-eighters who settled in America, was an ambassador to Spain for President Lincoln, a general during the Civil War, a United States senator, and the Secretary of the Interior under President Rutherford B. Hayes.

The significance of the legacy of Carl Schurz has become more timely. With the steady increase of immigration to the United States, it has become more important than ever to establish the proper framework for the absorption of the newcomers. Schurz’s solution to this problem, assimilation with the retention of each newcomer’s ethnic heritage, while no longer put in these terms, is still valid today. The fusion of ethnic identities and American values becomes of the utmost importance, and the example set by Carl Schurz might well be upheld today as a model for all immigrants.

The video is espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.”

Der Wilde Westen beginnt in Flensburg: Über Amerikas Seele und die deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaft

Sign displaying "Welcome to Flensburg"

Der Journalist Dieter E. Wilhelmy, Flenburg Journal, spricht mit dem in Northfield, US-Bundesstaat Minnesota und Flensburg lebenden Historiker Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann über das deutsch-amerikanische Verhältnis. Sie analysieren das Amerikabild der Deutschen, die “Seele “ Amerikas, und was sich hinter den Vorstellungen vom jeweils anderen verbirgt.
Sie sprechen über die Recherchen, die Reppmann seit 30 Jahren über die Rolle von Republikanern der demokratischen 1848er Revolution aus Schleswig-Holstein in den USA macht, über das Deutschlandbild der Amerikaner, ihre deutschen Traditionen.

Reppmann, Amerikas Seele? US-Deutschlandbild? Broschüre, 48 S. mit informativen Fotos & 1848er Appendix.

 

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