Pennsylvania German Culture – Kutztown University

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Pennsylvania German Culture – Kutztown University

Dr. William Donner, professor in the Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology at Kutztown University, leads a discussion about the history of the Pennsylvania German Culture. He discusses the region’s strong approach to a multicultural education, which had a strong impact on the founding of then Keystone State Normal School. Dr. Donner’s book on the subject is recently released:

Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology/Sociology, discusses whether Pennsylvania German is a language or a dialect.

Patrick Donmoyer, site manager of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, speaks about the center and how the university plays a role in this distinct region.

3 thoughts on “Pennsylvania German Culture – Kutztown University

    TechnocraticDreadnought said:
    January 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    PA German sounds a lot like Swiss german, Bavarian german and Austrian german…
    I’m Swiss and I understand them almost perfectly only with some single words that have been too englished in their pronunciation…still..I would have to get used to it but it probably would not take long…

    TechnocraticDreadnought said:
    January 12, 2017 at 9:04 am

    17:40 what if the black person and the white person were brothers? or childhood friends? what if the black person IS well spoken? it is not racist if not meant so (BTW. the white person also did not mention anything concerning the skin-colour of the other…)…there is a saying in switzerland: “c’est le ton qui fait la musique” (“the tone makes the music”)…not everything a white PERSON says is racist…and I recommend stop being so wary of your speech… if it is not meant racist THEN IT IS NOT RACIST……

    Andrew Issermoyer said:
    April 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you KU and faculty in video for fostering our history and culture through the University’s educational programming and the Heritage center. I hope this can be advocated and preserved in posterity. Machs Gut.

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