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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


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Project initiated November 4, 2019

Translation by Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks