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Westmont senior studied in Poland
When Kirsten Rafinski went to Poland as an exchange student, she found a nation with a brutal history.
'Goodwill ambassadors' | Heritage council choir, dancers showcased culture
East Conemaugh resident Beverly Dawson’s father, Walter Wegrzyn, championed Polish culture in Johnstown.
Homelands- Polish Music
Local group prepares for upcoming concert.
Homelands series: German heritage pages
View the PDF pages from The Tribune-Democrat's September 26 edition of Homelands.
Somerset County borough rich in German history
The cemetery at North Street and Fifth Avenue, a block from Berlin’s Main Street, speaks volumes about its history.
T-D will offer book on series
“Homelands” the newspaper series will soon become “Homelands” the book.
Clubs offered immigrants places to pass on customs
As Germans were drawn to Johnstown, immigrants needed places where traditions could be carried on, so clubs were formed around singing, music and gymnastics.
Descendants look back at ancestry
Jim Lightner of Cambria Township is proud to be a German.
Looking back | 40 German immigrants organized Zionsgemeinde
While all Lutheran churches trace their roots to 16th-century reformer Martin Luther of Germany, one church in Johnstown was named for its German ancestry.
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