German-American Heritage Museum
July 17 - August 30
Tue. - Fri. 11 am - 5 pm
German-American Heritage Museum, 719 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Stars and Stripes Over the Rhine: 
The American Occupation in Germany After World War I, 1918 - 1923

July 17 - August 30
Tue. - Fri. 11 am - 5 pm

Entry is FREE

Curated by Kai Sprenger for Wunderbar Together: DeutschlandJahr USA 2018/2019 and supported by the government of Rheinland-Palatinate
Visit our newest exhibit now through the end of August

No entry cost!

The majority of Americans learned about American military occupation of Germany following the Second World War, and the division of Germany thereafter, in school. However, did you know that there was an American military presence, specifically in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rheinland-Palatinate)beginning in 1918, directly after the end of the First World War? In fact, from between 1918 and 1923, the American military occupied a large swath of Rheinland-Pfalz, from the edge of Luxembourg through Trier up to Koblenz, following along the Moselle River.


Stars and Stripes over the Rhine celebrates the 100th anniversary of American presence in Rheinland-Pfalz and explores the social, political, and economic ties that were created among the German and American communities in Rheinland-Pfalz during this four-year span. Visit us at the GAHM to view this exhibit as we explore the foundation of the transatlantic relationship between our two countries.


The GAHM is proud to be hosting this exhibit as part of Wunderbar Together
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