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Cultural Life
The German immigrants brought important elements of their own culture with them, and this had an important influence on American culture.

At first the new arrivals joined forces to support each other, and also formed clubs and communities. They fostered the German language, set up German-speaking schools and published German newspapers. The traditional clubs and associations for gymnastics, choirs and orchestras were also fostered, and German festivals and holidays were honoured. At first a necessary prerequisite for their survival, over the years this gradually became a nostalgic reminiscence of their forefathers' culture.

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