Dr. Wolfgang Plenio - Future of Mankind

December 30, 2018

Eric Braeden at Northfield Conference 2017

June 8, 2017

In short, the Legacy of 1848 Conference will attempt to highlight the timeless legacy of democratic and moral values the Forty-eighters brought to Ame...

Legacy of 1848 Conference Talks, Wartburg College, 2013

March 16, 2017

Stoltenberg Institute - General Information

March 16, 2016

Der Wilde Westen beginnt in Flensburg: Über Amerikas Seele und die deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaft

March 15, 2016

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Dr. Wolfgang Plenio, 89, north Germany's last great humanist and philosopher, lives near Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. In 1973, Wolfgang was my Latin tutor in secondary school, and since then we have stayed in close touch. One of our most rewarding times toge...

The 2017 Northfield Conference, “Legacy of 1848 & Holocaust Education”, concluded with “Thoughts on Being German,” a poignant and heartfelt address delivered by Hans Jörg Gudegast, aka Eric Braeden. Born in Bredenbek, Schleswig-Holstein, Gudegast experienced firsthand...

March 16, 2017

In short, the Legacy of 1848 Conference will attempt to highlight the timeless legacy of democratic and moral values the Forty-eighters brought to America.

We have the collection of talks of distinguished scholars from both Germany and America from the 2013 Wartburg Col...

March 16, 2016

Stoltenberg Institute for German-American Forty-eighter Studies
Friends of the Forty-eighters — the forgotten ideas and values in America’s past and present



The Stoltenberg Institute of Forty-eighter Studies, a forum for German-American discourse, focuses on Germans w...

March 15, 2016


Der Journalist Dieter E. Wilhelmy, Flenburg Journal, spricht mit dem in Northfield, US-Bundesstaat Minnesota und Flensburg lebenden Historiker Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann über das deutsch-amerikanische Verhältnis. Sie analysieren das Amerikabild der Deutschen, die “Seele...

February 3, 2016

The German Forty-Eighters: A 165th Anniversary Assessment

By Don Heinrich Tolzmann

The following essay is by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the new Stoltenberg Institute of Forty-Eighter Studies. Well known as “Mr. German-Americana,” due to...

February 3, 2016

Virginia Degen, 90, Holstein, Iowa – Kurzportrait / biographical sketch (for iBook, Best of Two Worlds):
From Princess of Pigs to World Ambassador /
Weltbürgerin aus dem Schweinestall



It’s difficult to imagine the tiny, delicate woman with the curly white hair and smi...

February 3, 2016

Forty-eighters and Friends: 1848er Democratic Revolutionaries from Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) in America (Iowa) — video financed by Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle.
Travis J. Bockenstedt, Wartburg College, Iowa; Scott C. Christiansen, Iowa City; D...

February 3, 2016




To preserve the history of European 1848er immigrants by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting documents, artifacts and scholarly research and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of...

January 22, 2016


Davenport / Flensburg, Germany. Many of us have dreamed of finding a treasure chest filled with riches. For Dr. Joachim “Yogi” Reppmann (Flensburg, Germany/Northfield, Minnesota), that dream came true. The chest he discovered contained a treasure far more valuable to...

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