Student and Alumni Voices
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The Anne Frank Tree: Taking Root in Iowa
On April 29, 2022, a new tree will be planted on the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest—a sapling propagated from the immense horse chestnut tree that grew in the courtyard behind the annex where Anne Frank and her family hid for 761 days during World War II. This living symbol of Anne’s spirit and humanitarian message is the 13th Anne Frank Sapling to be planted in the United States.
In recognition of this special event, we invite you to join in a year of events aimed at recognizing the power of nature and the written word to provide hope and resiliency in difficult times. Join our e-mail list for news and updates. Click here to learn more.
German Iowa and the Global Midwest
This online archive brings together source material on German immigration to Iowa from the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Iowa Women’s Archives, Special Collections at the University of Iowa, the Davenport German American Heritage Center, and additional collections throughout the state.
News and Events (current and past)
Click here to view an archive of past events hosted by the Department of German.
The German Program strongly encourages study abroad. Click here to learn more about the Academic Year in Freiburg program, the exchange program with the University of Dortmund, and the USAC Lüneburg program.