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Milwaukee Mystery: The Great Germania Statue Heist
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Milwaukee Mystery: The Great Germania Statue Heist

At one point in the its long and noble history, a statue sat atop the entrance of the Germania building. The statue, which took the shape of a goddess-like woman, celebrated Milwaukee’s dominant ethnic heritage. However, when America entered into the fray of World War I  and anti-German resentment reached a fever pitch, that statue … Continue reading

TDIMCH: August 7, 1929
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TDIMCH: August 7, 1929

This Day in Milwaukee County History: After being struck by a streetcar, Victor L. Berger, first socialist elected to the United States Congress, dies of his extensive injuries on August 7, 1929. Victor Luitpold Berger was born on February 28, 1860 in Nieder-Rehbach, Austria-Hungary (in what is today, Romania). He and his parents emigrated to the United … Continue reading