Sunday, October 18, 2009

Eberhard Reichmann Has Died

Dr. Giles Hoyt, former director of the Max Kade Center at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, reports that Eberhard Reichmann died 16 October 2009.

Dr. Reichmann, Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1926 and immigrated to the United States in 1953. He received his doctorate in languages from the University of Cincinnati, and was professor of German Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington from 1959-1989.

He is well-known to members of the Nationalities Council of Indiana for his tireless work with the Indiana German Heritage Society and the International Festival (that's him, in the green hat, in the photo above left).

He is the author of numerous books and articles on German immigration and Indiana German Americana. Some of his titles are Der Dichter spricht; deutsche Gedichte, Hoosier German Tales Small & Tall, Emigration & Settlement Patterns of German Communities in North America and Deutsche Romantische Prosa.

See also Publications of the Max Kade German-American Center at the Historic Deutsche Haus-Athenaeum, and Indiana German Heritage Society Publications.


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