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Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German-speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Transfer of Memory Exhibition and Special Events
APRIL 9–30, 2018
Featuring the portraits and stories of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, this traveling exhibition documents the struggle for survival of European Jews during the rise and rule of Nazi Germany in World War II. 

The Germanic-American Institute is honored to host Transfer of Memory along with three related programs in April. Exhibition and events are free and open to all. 

Exhibition hours: 
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30– 11 a.m.

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Rescheduled to April 21
Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.–noon

Talk: Challenges for Germany Today
Barbara Müller, Honorary Consul to Germany

Sunday, April 22, 1–2:30 p.m.
Film and Talk: In the Shadow of the Acropolis
Laura Zelle, Director, Tolerance Minnesota

Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.– noon
Talk: A Holocaust Survivor Explores Forgiveness and Repentance
Fred Amram, author and storyteller

Waltz and Wine
Wednesdays, May 2, 9 and 30, 6:30–8 p.m.
Learn to dance the waltz!
No need to be a wallflower. Join us in the ballroom for three Wednesdays of waltzing and wine. Popular dance instructor Jimi the Polka Dancing Pirate will teach you how to glide across the floor in 3/4 time so you can be prepared for all occasions.
Waltz and Wine registration here

Music and History
Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
The Road to Berlin: The Russian and Ottoman Empires

Balkan chamber music by the Balkanicus Ensemble bookends a panel discussion by experts on the wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. This spirited musical and cultural evening includes a sampling of Central European brandies.
Music and History registration here

Haus Konzert mit Kaffee und Kuchen
Sunday, May 20, 1–2:30 p.m. 
Salonstücke: Romantic “salon music” of Germany, Russia, Austria 
Charles Asch, cello, and Irina Elkina, piano, will perform Salonstücke from Germany, Russia, and Austria. Composers include Schumann, Mendelssohn, Arensky, Tchaikovsky, and Fritz Kreisler. Coffee and German cake will be served at intermission.
Haus Konzert registration here

Registration is now open for Spring Spezial short courses & special topics classes. Classes include G100 Beginner German course, Grammar Review, Speaking & Pronunciation, and Gesprächsrunde and Oberstufe LK 'So ein Theater' for advanced speakers.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Events

JAN 27: Karneval Euro-Tanzparty

MAR 24: Pork & Kraut German Dinner

JUN 9-10: Deutsche Tage

SEP 14-15: St. Paul Oktoberfest

DEC: 1-2 Holiday Open Haus

DEC 15: Community Christmas Dinner

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