March 17, 2016

The Stoltenberg Institute of Forty-eighter Studies, a forum for German-American discourse. The Institute is named in honor of Dr. Gerhard Stoltenberg (1929-2001), who served as Minister-President of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. An advisory board for the new institute has also been formed. Chaired by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Cincinnati, Ohio (, its members include Henry Kissinger, Eric Braeden,...

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 who came to the U.S. after the 1848 European democratic revolutions, according to its Executive Director, Dr. Joachim Reppmann. The new institute is named in hono...

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 this heritage through educational programming and community outreach.



To be a transatlantic heritage center espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that w...

October 23, 2015

from the February/March 2014 issue of the German Life magazine.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Mr. German-Americana, is the editor of book reviews at the German Life magazine.

April 5, 2013

Barbara (Basia) Neil öffnete Türen und Herzen –

Gerhard Stoltenbergs Zigarrenkiste und Fonds

(Rede - Verabschiedung von Frau Neil, Staatskanzlei, Kiel)

Damals, im Januar 1978 trafen sich der Lübecker Dietrich „Didi“ Eicke und der Flensburger Joachim „Yogi“ Reppmann in ihrer Kieler Studentenbude am Sophienblatt, um systematisch eine erste gemeinsame Forschungsreise in die USA vorzubereiten. Unser Ziel war es „Schleswig-Holsteinisc...

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