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This article published in the Topeka Capital details the difficulties of Paul Frederick von Hindenburg, nephew of German Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg. Hindenburg's request for naturalization was denied by the U.S. Army largely because of his family ties to Field Marshall von Hindenburg, as well as his service in the German Army prior to coming to the U.S.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: June 1, 1918

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This article can be used to help students appreciate the difficulties German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I. In particular, this article can be used to introduce students to the experience of a single individual who was denied citizenship based on family-ties rather than any evidence of wrong doing.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges German Americans faced in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213514
Call Number: K 341.3, Clipp., v.1, p. 1-123, Espionage, sedition, etc.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213514

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