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After the First World War: Articles from the Syracuse Union, available through the New York State Newspaper Project



Webpage 1 : November - December 1918:

  • Masthead for the November 14, 1918 edition, the first issue published after the artistice was signed.
  • October 4, 1917, p.2, editorial section. A Look Back at the Reaction to the Trading with the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917.
  • Newpaper address, founder, ownership, editor, subscription information
  • If the Cap fits, wear it! from the December 5, 1918 edition
  • Teacher's Journal on the Warpath against German Names from the December 12, 1918 edition.


Webpage 2 : January - April 1919:

  • January 2, 1919. Accusations against Foreign Language Newspapers misguided
  • January 2, 1919. A Refreshing Change
  • January 9, 1919. Obituaries for Theodore Roosevelt
  • January 9, 1919. It just makes sense!
  • January 9, 1919. Noteworthy Causes of Wars, The Classics in Yiddish, In Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors
  • January 16, 1919. Statement issued by the American Friends of German Demmocracy
  • January 16, 1919. "Friends of German Democracy" Banquet, Roosevelt's Last Will and Testament
  • January 30, 1919. History of the Parachute
  • February 6, 1919. Women in These New Times.
  • March 6, 1919. Louis N. Hammerling resigns, German Names
  • March 13, 1919. A Word opposing Unamerican Agitation
  • March 27, 1919. How We abused the Loyalty of Our Foreign Born, Our Boys in France and in Germany
  • April 17, 1919. The most successful Purification of the German Language


Webpage 3 : May - August 1919:

  • May 1, 1919. Signs in Buffalo Restaurants, Germans once again allowed to become Citizens
  • May 8, 1919. How Strong is the German Element in the United States?
  • May 29, 1919. Official Appreciation of the Patriotic Work of the Foreign Language Press, to the Readers of our Newspaper, Hyphenism is Dead
  • June 19, 1919. The German Language diligently studied at the Univerity of Pennsylvania, The Origin of the word "Pumpernickel"
  • July 31, 1919. A Balloon crashes through a Roof, Soldiers who were not U.S. Citizen receive Citizenship without waiting, The German Order of the Harugari 235 Years Ago, Fateful Days: A Poem by Hermann Hesse
  • August 14, 1919. The Foreign Language Governmental Information Service, The 73rd Session of the German Order of the Harugari
  • August 21, 1919. War Lies Once and For all
  • August 28, 1919. Shall German be Banned?


Webpage 4 : September - December 1919:

  • September 4, 1919. To Our Readers (raise in subscription prices)
  • September 11, 1919. All German Prisoners of War to be sent Home September 25th
  • September 25, 1919. German-Americans
  • September 25, 1919. Food Packages to Germany and German Austria
  • November 6, 1919. No Conversations in the German Language : A Decree from Police Commissioner Weir of West Hoboken, N.J.
  • November 6, 1919.Ban on German Opera, A Poem in Protest to the Ban on German
  • November 6, 1919. American Pilots to photograph the entire United States
  • November 13, 1919. Wagner's Meistersinger performed in Paris
  • November 13, 1919. Chinese see another War (unless all German territory returned to China)
  • November 20, 1919. Two large German Newspapers merge, A Lesson in Selling to Foreigners
  • November 27, 1919. The Myth of the Much-Touted German Propaganda
  • December 11, 1919. The German Language is Indespensible, Surveillance of German-American Letters to Germany


Webpage 5 : January - December 1920:

  • January 8, 1920. Ludendorff Sees Disaster Approaching
  • April 15, 1920. From the Life of Deadwood Dick
  • April 15, 1920. French Academy in Quandary
  • April 22,1920. The Letter from a Traveler
  • April 22, 1920. Due to Paper Shortage
  • April 22, 1920. Nowadays, Everything is "Less."
  • April 22, 1920. Notification to our Readers
  • May 6, 1920. The Germanic Tribes
  • May 13, 1920. Subscription Prices, The German Language Newspapers in America
  • July 29, 1920. Foolishness Costs A Life (Going over Niagara Falls in a Barrel)
  • September 2, 1920. Goethe and the Banned St. John's Eve Bonfire
  • September 23, 1920. America excludes Germans
  • October 7, 1920. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. Required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912.
  • October 7, 1920. German Pilot will attempt a Transatlantic Flight
  • December 2, 1920. The Zipfer in America
  • December 9, 1920. The Syracuse Union becomes Agent for the "United American Lines."


Webpage 6 : January - December 1921:

  • January 6, 1921. Pessimism in the German Press
  • January 27, 1921. Syracuse Union Banner
  • February 17, 1921. German Language Instruction reintroduced in the High Schools of Chicago
  • March 17, 1921. Opinion: I dispute the thoroughly American opinion that it is desirable for the German to stop speaking his mother tongue, German Instruction in Minneapolis
  • March 31, 1921. Dedication of the Harugari Temple in Buffalo.
  • April 14, 1921. The Revolution 400 Years Ago: On April 18, 1521 Martin Luther stood before the Diet of Worms and proclaimed Religious and Personal Freedom
  • April 21, 1921. The German Newspapers, Argentinian Declaration for the German People
  • April 28, 1921. Ladies' Dresses with "Pipe Pockets."
  • May 5, 1921. Prof. Einstein honored in Washington
  • June 23, 1921. A "Boche" with a French Military Medal
  • July 14, 1921. The Curse of Spiritualism, [Einstein] Criticizes America
  • July 21, 1921. Dr. Einstein describes his impressions of America in a cable as extremely favorable, Dreaded Indian Summer
  • July 28, 1921. Airplane with a Speed of 312 Miles per Hour
  • August 4, 1921. America To The Alien
  • August 26, 1921. Practical Advice for the Foreign-Born Population, Experiences of a German Physician in South America
  • October 13, 1921. German Culture, German Reinstated into High School Curriculum, The House Blessing
  • October 13, 1921. On the Comportment of German Nationals Abroad: Ten Golden Rules for Germans Traveling Abroad
  • October 20, 1921. Dr. Hexamer, Founder of the National Alliance (The Bund,") Victim of Wartime Propaganda, Women Studying in Prussia
  • November 24, 1921. The "Electric Chair" for Dogs and Cats


Webpage 7 : January - December 1922:

  • January 26, 1922. Free Masons Advocate for the German Language
  • February 9, 1922. The German Press: Despite Numerous Injuries It's No Less Influencial
  • April 6, 1922. The Mennonites: "Because Our Children Shall Remain German.", Tips for Everyone!
  • May 4, 1922. A Victory for Americans of German Heritage
  • May 11, 1922. German War Widows Want to Establish a Colony in Mexico
  • May 18, 1922. A German Newspaper's Lament
  • May 25, 1922. A Berlin Menu from April 26, 1922
  • June 8, 1922. Mayor of Buffalo fined for Prohibition Infraction
  • June 15, 1922. Men with Red Hair and Long Ears Sought, German-American Citizen's Alliance of the United States
  • June 22, 1922. 67,697 Germans May Immigrate, Brewer Busch versus Lasker, The Significance of Our Song Festival, Jean Jacques Rousseau: A Calculation to Contemplate
  • July 20, 1922. A Stork as a Greetings Messenger
  • August 10, 1922. Mr. Hoffmann's Impressions of His Trip, Straw Poll on Prohibition, A Library in Your Vest Pocket
  • August 24, 1922. The Zips, The Martydom of Wine Tasting, the Flea Trade
  • December 21, 1922. American Soldiers as Santa Claus


Webpage 8 : January - December 1923:

  • February 16, 1923. Incredible Rate of Inflation
  • March 23, 1923. Bazaar by the Syracuse Aid Society Committee, A New Gimmick, An English Witness: What Richard Lee saw in Germany
  • April 13, 1923. German in the Schools
  • April 27, 1923. Arrest Warrant for Hitler, General Degoutte and the Bordello Owners
  • May 4, 1923. Greetings!
  • June 1, 1923. The Criminal Culture
  • June 22, 1923. German Girl Turns to the Syracuse Chief of Police, Celebration for New Citizens
  • June 29, 1923. 60 German Girls in Syracuse
  • July 6, 1923. James R. McGuire on the German Community, Going to Church and Sunday Car Drives, German Maid will not sell Herself
  • July 13, 1923. Subscription Information, The Klan has a Newspaper
  • July 20, 1923. Among German-Americans There is a Lack of Racial Awareness
  • July 27, 1923. A New Portrait of Luther Found, Double Misfortune
  • August 3, 1923. The Revival of German Day
  • August 19, 1923. The Fliegende Blätter [The Flying Leaves Magazine], A Mysterious Shipping Accident
  • August 24, 1923. Buffalo's Germans Protest
  • September 28, 1923. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. required by the Act of Congress of August 24, 1912
  • October 12, 1923. Penniless Bride Abandonned at the Train Station, How the War Started: The Sixteen Theses of Count Max Montgelas, His Majesty, the Dollar in Germany, Desires to be Deported
  • October 19, 1923. Establishment of a new German-American State Association, Need Knows No Commandment
  • October 26, 1923. Goethe as a Jurist, Killed by a Poisoned Pipe
  • December 14, 1923. Testament of a Freethinker By C. Peil


Webpage 9 : January - June 1925

  • January 16, 1925. Poet Spitteler is dead, Mother Jacobine Neuhardt, a reader of the Syracuse Union for many years, celebrates her 101st Birthday.
  • February 6, 1925. The Land of Endless Possibilities
  • February 27, 1925. Buffalo's German Citizens Busy: New Amalgamation of Associations and Individuals; Mayor Schwab becomes a Member, German-Americans and New Immigrants Establish a Strong Economic Organization, Maturity Comes Eventually
  • March 6, 1925. How Bock Beer Was Created in Germany
  • March 13, 1925. The First Victim in the War for American Independence was a German Boy, Why the Tree Frog is Green, The Musical Horse
  • March 20, 1925. George Washington responded in German to a Welcoming Address
  • April 3, 1925. New German Books at the Northside Library, A Successful Marriage, 25 Years in the Newspaper Business, Surgery in the Middle Ages, Multilingual Library for Ellis Island
  • April 10, 1925. Immigration to Brazil, A Modern Spirit, One Kind of Person, Enfante Terrible
  • April 17, 1925. How Many Germans live in the World? Citizens Military Training Camp, Fishing Licenses
  • April 25, 1925. Long Tall Plüskow dies in Kassel at the Age of 73
  • May 8, 1925. The Painter and the Poet, A Look at the New German Harugari Temple being built in Syracuse
  • May 22, 1925. The Most Recent Immigration Statistics, Two Germans supposedly played Traitors during the War
  • May 29, 1925. Ontario's Beer without a Kick, Musical Director Sousa sues Lorillard Co. because It used his Picture in an Advertisement, Tägliche Rundschau and Zeit merge
  • June 5, 1925. Adolph Hitler without a Country, The German Population in Venezuela, Remarkable Paths to Marriage
  • June 19, 1925. American Praise for German Culture
  • June 26, 1925. The Sängerfest in Buffalo followed a Noble Path — Utica Männerchor wins First Place — Syracuse Liederkranz takes 2nd and Arion, Syracuse takes 3rd Place.


Webpage 10 : July - December 1925

  • July 3, 1925. How "Huns" Acted
  • July 10, 1925. The Prehistory of Paper
  • July 17, 1925. Sensation Murder of a Deserter: Philip Knapp, Son of a Rich Syracuse Resident, being sought throughout the Entire State
  • July 24, 1925. Great Joy in the Ruhr District: Düsseldorf, the Surrounding Region to the Ruhr Valley, and Duisburg also abandonned by the Allied Forces
  • July 31, 1925. Intoxicating Drinks in the Life of Populations; Expansion of American High Finance in Germany
  • August 14, 1925. Brew Ha-Ha: The Bavarian Beer Tax; After 35 Years at the Utica Deutsche Zeitung [Utica German Newspaper] Mr. Otto Poepel searches for a New Sphere of Activity
  • August 21, 1925. The Mountain without a Railroad: A Satire about the Future in the Year 1995; The Man who burgled His Own Castle; Historic Advertisement
  • August 28, 1925. From the German Community in Siberia
  • September 4, 1925. Grand Lodge Meeting of the German Order of the Harugari; Visiting Lyons, N.Y.; Echoes from the Harugari Convention in Utica
  • September 4, 1925 page 4. On September 13th Standard Time Returns; To All Germans in North and South America
  • September 4, 1925 page 7. Hun — German Soldier; Let Our Children Learn German!; The Obedience of Wives
  • September 18, 1925. Examine the Injustice: Tarzan the Untamed; On Spies and Counterspies during the Time of the World War; In Search of the Treasure of the Incas
  • October 9, 1925. Ruppert Leads the Fight for Beer; Cunning, a Cartoon
  • October 23, 1925. The Conference of the Expatriated German Community in the Old Homeland. August 29 through September 2, 1925; In the Homeland of the Elephant: A Memoire on Old German East Africa; Snuff Is Popular Again
  • November 13, 1925. Concerning Immigrant Bonds
  • December 4, 1925. German Hardship in Bessarabia; Windmills as Instruments of Suicide
  • December 11, 1925. Stories about Germans cooking corpses during the War officially disclaimed in British Parliament


Webpage 11 : January - June 1926

  • January 22, 1926. Newspaper Banner
  • January 22, 1926. A German-American Unjustly Accused of being an Enemy Foreign National, The Myth about Children's Hands being hacked off
  • February 19,1926. Two Different Things, a Cartoon
  • February 26, 1926. A Short Biography of Mr. John J. Bausch, Founder and President of Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.
  • April 2, 1926. The Fate of Spies : How German Spies Fared in England during the War, The "Grandmother of the Ochrana" in the Prisoner's Box
  • April 16, 1926. Sometimes Americanizing Americans is More Necessary than Americanizing Immigrants
  • April 23, 1926. Canada Takes In Immigrants
  • April 30, 1926. German Aviator will make His Way across the Ocean to New York [Ernst Udet], The Adventurer Trebitsch-Lincoln, Mysterious Mansion Fires in England
  • May 13, 1926. England's Greatest Liars
  • May 28, 1926. A Petition
  • June 4, 1926. Mrs. Einstein's Astonishing Announcement, The Recluse Millionaire
  • June 18, 1926. A Bomb Attack, What do the Unemployed and the Employed earn? Schenectady's German Newspaper Publisher celebrates his Silver Wedding Anniversary, Female Police Officers in Service in Dresden, Battle with Skeletons : The Cabaret "Nichts"
  • June 25, 1926. The Islands of the Lepers


Webpage 12 : July - December 1926

  • July 2, 1926. "If I were a German," Booze Smuggling Flourishes
  • July 16, 1926. About French Foreign Propaganda
  • July 23, 1926. Accident-Free : The German Flight Service was accident-free in the Last Quarter, She wants to be a Good American
  • July 30, 1926. The Sunken Metropolis, The Contract of the Gold-Maker (Alchemst), Beware! New Regulations for obtaining Immigration Visas in Germany, Becoming a Gymnastics Teacher in Buffalo
  • August 27, 1926. Let Us Remember the Dead, Harugari Convention in Buffalo, Reception for the Syracuse Delegates, The German Mark can stand on its own
  • September 3, 1926. Protest against the Quota : German Immigration must not be adversely affected, Leipzig Fall Trade Fair opens
  • September 10, 1926. Rodgers, the hero of Hawaiian aviation, dies in an accident, All Religions are the same, Fire-damp [Flammable gas found in coal mines], Fort for sale, An Example for German-Americans to Imitate, Ku Klux Klan for Christman, Charter Meeting of the Western New York Gymnastics District, New Altitude Record Achieved
  • September 10, 1926. Secret Diplomacy, We're looking for these People, The "Hindenburg Haricut" is the latest in Women's Fashion
  • October 29, 1926. Women and the Rights of Citizenship, Frederick the Great and the Gold-Maker (Alchemist), Unusual Manifestations in the World of Birds
  • November 5, 1926. The Decision
  • November 19, 1926. Germany by the Numbers, A Prison Idyll, The Piano Record
  • November 26, 1926. Speed Photography in Germany
  • December 3, 1926. Lufthansa: Initiating some interesting innovations in their operations, Shaw's Nobel Prize
  • December 10, 1926. Adam Metzger dead : Civil War Veteran and Former Grand Bard of the State of New York German Order of the Harugari, Why Americans are unloved in France, Famous Jewels Disappear


Webpage 13 : January - June 1927

  • January 21, 1927. Interesting Words, Old German Empire Banknotes Swindle Attempt, An Expensive Hunting Trip
  • January 28, 1927. Kissing Shortens Life-Expectancy, German-American elected Bank President
  • February 4, 1927. Report from The Onondaga County Savings Bank, Newspaper Banner, German Comrades Invited to join the New York State Militia
  • February 11, 1927. Dr. Francis E. Engelhardt Dead, Advertisement for Onondaga County Savings Bank
  • February 18, 1927. Germany-Austria Merger
  • February 25, 1927. Tagore on Europe: The Great Indian Poet paints a bleak picture, The Metropolitan "Freight Train", The Closing of the 18th German Federal Shooting Tournament
  • March 11, 1927. Smoking protects against Flu
  • March 25, 1927. Political Parties against the Return of the former Kaiser
  • April 1, 1927. Luckner's Lecture, Young German Woman [from Buffalo] becomes Lawyer
  • April 15, 1927. The Number of Germans in Soviet Russia
  • April 29, 1927. Advertisement for Saul's Garden Store
  • May 6, 1927. Gerard in Utica, Syracuse Union Subscription Rates, Mother's Day
  • May 13, 1927. Alert: The Political Situation in Europe is similar to that before the World War, The "Czeching" of German Bohemia
  • June 3, 1927. Article 431 and the Evacuation Question, The Voice of His Dog, The Westliche Post: 70 Years Old, A Great Loss for a Church Newspaper: William Harrer


Webpage 14 : July - December 1927

  • July 8, 1927. Egg on his Face
  • July 22, 1927. German Wartime Aviator will fly to New York and Back : Ernst Udet
  • August 12, 1927. Died in Exile : Emil Kant
  • August 19, 1927. On the forthcoming State Convention of the German Order of the Harugari, "Lest We Forget", Convention of the German Order of the Harugari, Boulevard opened, Brazen Burglars, German Aviator in Syracuse
  • September 9, 1927. 75 Years Old : The Syracuse Union, The Critics, a Cartoon, For Mr. Schoeck on the Occasion of his 59th Birthday
  • September 23, 1927. The Old Question [War Reparations], Further Congratulations!, The Weekend, A Poem, A Farewell
  • October 7, 1927. A Cautious Woman, a Cartoon
  • October 14, 1927. With an Empty Pocket : Many a Legionnaire from Paris returns to his Homeland, George H. Gebauer dead
  • October 21, 1927. Count Luckner must sell the "Vaterland"
  • October 28, 1927. The Phony Colonel
  • November 11, 1927. Eradication : The Last Remnants of the German Language in South Tyrol
  • December 2, 1927. Saul's Seed Store on the Northside
  • December 23, 1927. Revolt in the Desert : T.E. Lawrence
  • December 30, 1927. Robert Paschke † : Earlier Publisher of the Troy German Newspaper, A Look Back : The Syracuse Turn Verein


Webpage 15 : January - June 1928

  • January 6, 1928. Lieutenant Könnecke will continue his Flight to the United States, Berlin Today : The Much Beloved Humor Disappears, Thea Rasche's Plans : German Female Aviator will fly over the Ocean
  • January 20, 1928. A German Day in the Brazilian Jungle
  • January 27, 1928. Count Luckner and Ford
  • February 3, 1928. America and the Spirit of Steuben, Third National Bank offers new Customers a Beautiful Premium
  • February 10, 1928. Count Luckner wishes to spend the rest of his life in America and become an American citizen
  • February 24, 1928. American in Germany tried for Industrial Espionage
  • March 9, 1928. German Female Civil Servants must wear Clothing that extends up to eight inches below the Knee
  • March 16, 1928. Reassurance, a Cartoon, Troy Freie Presse (Troy Free Press) saved from Extinction for a Second Time
  • March 23, 1928. Louis Kossuth : The Indirect Cause for the Founding of the Syracuse Union, Carl Dannhauser wishes to have the Circumstances concerning the Sale and Purchase of the Troy Freie Press placed in the proper Light, Miss Stinnes on her Auto Journey around the World arrives in Peking
  • May 4, 1928. Germans in America!
  • May 11, 1928. Airmail Flight Plan Published : Service for Syracuse begins June 1st
  • May 18, 1928. Important News for Our Female Readers : Richmond's Ladies Salon
  • May 25, 1928. Suspicious : Phosgene Gas Leak in Hamburg
  • June 15, 1928. Thea Rasche : German Female Pilot angered by Delay
  • June 22, 1928. The First Woman has flown over the Ocean : Miss Earhart and Companions complete Easterly Flight in 20 hours and 49 Minutes


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Project initiated November 4, 2019

Translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks