German Heritage Month: Prost!

In Canada, October has officially marked German Heritage Month since 2016. Oktoberfest might well be the first event that brings to mind but it is just one reflection of German heritage and culture in Canadian society.

Almost 10% of Canadians claim some degree of German heritage, but our relationship is more than names on a family tree: about 400,000 Canadians travel to Germany each year and vice versa.

Library and Archives Canada’s collections offer a view into the contributions of people with German heritage to Canadian history and the ongoing relationship that we share. We hosted representatives from the German National Library just last month and we look forward to collaborating more in the future.

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