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This article, published in the Topeka Capital, details the efforts of Gustav C. Kothe to retain his property in Salina, Kansas. Kothe, an American consular agent in Germany, failed to return to the U.S. after the U.S. declared war on Germany. As a result, the U.S. government listed Kothe as an alien enemy and confiscated his property.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: November 9, 1918

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This article can be used in conjunction with other material on the experience of German Americans in Kansas during World War I to give the students a sense of the scope of the difficulties the German American community faced. Specifically, the article can be used when discussing actions taken against non-naturalized German Americans.

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

Item Number: 213517
Call Number: K 341.3, Clipp., v.1, p. 1-123, Espionage, sedition, etc.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213517

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