My broadcast on national radio

The gravestone of Robert Prager, a German who was lynched by a mob in Collinsville, Illinois in 1918.

I was honored to be one of those who spoke during an eight-minute segment on the anti-German hysteria of World War I broadcast Friday, April 7, on NPR. In it, I discussed the names of streets with German streets that were Anglicized. The in-depth piece showed the typical excellent of NPR and included stories from historians throughout the country. To listen to the part where I’m quoted, go to the third link that says “listen.” You may also want to the other two links, too.


Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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