A Homeland Transplanted
German Bohemians in America
A Two Hour Documentary
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, immigrants from German-speaking Bohemia came to America, with many settling near New Ulm, Minnesota. There, they lived on farms in the surrounding townships or in neighborhoods like Goosetown and the Wallachei. They brought the folkways of their homeland with them to the new world. Today, the traces of that culture ? their Heimat ? linger. Many recall the use of the ?B?hmish? dialect at home or in the fields. At the family table, bread dumplings with horseradish gravy or schmierkucken are still a part of their family fare. Older members of the community carry on crafts such as music-making and kl?ppeled lace. Based on oral history?interviews, this documentary tells the story of a homeland transplanted.
German-Bohemian Heritage Society
Produced and written by Daniel John Hoisington