Tag Archives: Germany

Matilda Spilger

The Germans: Spilger Family (Grandfather is 2nd from right and Grandmother is 5th from left) The German family is more current as my grandmother, Matilda Spilger, emigrated from Stuttgart, Germany sometime in the 1880’s. She was married but I never met my grandfather Spilger as he died before I was born. He was born in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany. I do ... Read More »

Christian Back

Christian tells a story of growing up in Germany and then the U.S. and being labeled as “different” due to his looks and later his accent. He relates the decisions he made based on prejudices he encountered. Watch his video story at:  Read More »