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Schurman Quits Schurz Foundation over Use of “american-german”

Dr. Jacob Gould Schurman, 65-year-old former Ambassador to Germany, has resigned as honorary president of the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation and as member of the sponsorship committee for its $2,000,000 fund-raising campaign because he objected to the term “American -Germans” in printed appeal for funds. He said use of the term tried to transform Americans of German descent into “Germans substantively and Americans adjectively.”

The foundation was established in 1930 by Ferdinand Thun, Felix M. and Paul M. Warburg, Julius Rosenwald, Victor Ridder, Gustav Oberlaender and Henry Janssen.