I've been spending part of my summer reading some German history to prepare for a course I'm teaching in the fall (German Modernism from 1892 to 1937).
After reading about Wilhelmine Germany, I've concluded that Great Great Grandpa Schumacher made the right decision when he took a one way trip to New York in 1849. I didn't think it possible, but the Germany of Wilhelm II makes the Britain of Victoria look progressive and libertine.
So put those heels together and let's all sing "Heil Dir im Siegerkranz."
I really want one of those helmets with the spike on top.