The NEW New York: 19th Century Immigration – Kleindeutschland: Little Germany in New York City
This talk will explore a detailed history of the development of the German American community in New York City and the East Village/Lower East Side, within the larger context of 19th-century immigration as a whole. Various aspects of society and day-to-day life in the German community in New York will be discussed, providing insight into specific characteristics of this particular immigrant experience in the city, some physical remnants of which still remain more than a century later.
Richard Haberstroh is a native New Yorker, whose six German ancestors arrived in New York between 1835 and 1852 and resided in Kleindeutschland. He lectures and publishes broadly on various topics including the story of German immigration and settlement in New York City. He is also the author of the book, The German Churches of Metropolitan New York: a Research Guide. Presented in partnership with the Merchant’s House Museum.
This event is fully accessible.
- Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- 6:30 pm
Third Street Music School, 235 East 11th Street