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Episode 6: Germans in Oklahoma

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

October 17, 2016

Show Notes

This episode explores the lives of three generations of German-American women. Listeners will hear oral history interview excerpts from Margaretha Harriman, who was drafted by the Nazis as a teenager, and her niece Margaretha Schwabe, who lived just half a mile from the Berlin Wall. Ilka Heiskell also talks about growing up in Germany two decades after the war. Finally, we’ll sit down with Dr. Richard Rohrs from OSU's Department of History and find out why Oklahoma became a center of German culture in the United States.

Show Host

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Iris Owens is a senior German and history major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her time at Oklahoma State University, she has been a part of many on-campus organizations and is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in history in May 2017, Iris plans to study abroad in Austria to complete her German degree. She hopes to continue podcasting post-graduation and to one day have a podcast of her own.

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Last Updated: 17 October 2016