German immigration in New York

By Brianna Novak 


In the 19th century more than 370.000 Germans came to New York City. They lived in districts like Kleindeutschland on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Yorkville on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. After both world wars they were given a bad image which is why today there is almost nothing left of German culture in New York. Our reporter Brianna talked to Hasia Diner, a historian of American immigration, to figure out more.