Was wondering who has a parent or parents who were not born and raised in the country you are in.
My mom (or mum) was born and raised in Bavaria in a resort town called Tegernsee. Here's their website, I translated it but most is still in German, but there are some pretty pictures.
She speaks American English was amazingly with very little accent. She went back to Germany about 30 years after being in the States. Dad was in the Army and stationed there in the mid-50s and took her home.
It was interesting having a German mom. I was the only one I knew that liked saurkraut and liverwurst. Plus she made a great apple and plum strudle.
My best friend's mom in college was Korean. I still eat kimchee to this day because of her. It was she who introduced me to the joys of ramen noodles.
Apr 21, '04
My parents were Sudetendeutsch from what used to be called Czechoslovakia. After WW2 they were forcefully expelled from their country along with millions of other ethnic Germans. Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were murdered or died of other causes during the expulsion. Those lucky enough to survive lost their homes and everything else that they could not carry with them. The posessions my mom still owns from her life in Czecholslovakia can be held in one hand.
It's a human tragedy buried in history and remembered by few.
Edited to add: Sorry for the depressing post. It's not something I've thought about in a long time and I just wanted to share.
Last edit by Angelica on Apr 21, '04