Happy German American Day

DMN article: How a German Jew inspired an annual celebration of German heritage in Texas. Gershon Canaan worked for peace and understanding between Germans and Americans.

We are proud to share Dallas Morning News article written by our own DGC President, Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt titled “How a German Jew inspired an annual celebration of German heritage in Texas.
Gershon Canaan worked for peace and understanding between Germans and Americans.”

October is rich with German celebrations. Many of us will visit one of the local Oktoberfests in North Texas in the coming weeks. Additionally, Oct. 6 is German-American Day, commemorating the founding of Germantown, Pa., in 1683. But did you know that the holiday’s origins are connected to Dallas and a man named Gershon Canaan, who had a particularly inspiring vision of what it meant to him?

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