Discover your German-American Roots
Grassroots Relations is a digital platform for everybody interested in the influence of German culture and its profound impact on the life and development of the United States.
Our goal is to reach the German-American community and all those interested in the bond that connects Americans and Germans through culture and history. We address the question: who are the German Americans and what fundamentals underlie their appearance in U.S. society.
Bonn Brandt @BrandtBonn
Bonn Brandt, is an independent journalist, writer, and broadcaster working in traditional and new media.
He is the Editor in Chief for Grassroots Relations
Bonn was the editor of the online photo journal Visual Independence (2010-2013). Since 2015 he distributes the art newsletter Visual Independent/State of the art. He is a contributing writer for Art Investment for Dummies.
Jans Bock-Schroeder is the publisher of Grassroots Relations
After the passing of German photojournalist Peter Bock-Schroeder in 2001 he established the Bock-Schroeder Foundation. Since that time he markets the works of his late father on the international photo art market.
On January 27th 2021 he launched grassrootsrelations.com
German Immigrants on the U.S.
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German American Day
On October 6th, the heritage and culture of German Americans is acknowledged.see more | read more
From Barn to Skyscaper
The historic buildings are the work of the German immigrantssee more | read more
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