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Park renamed in honor of Hans Joohs

December 19, 2013

NEW ULM — The City of New Ulm recently renamed North German Park in honor of Hans Jooh....

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GopherState

Mar-16-14 9:04 AM

Saul persecuted many early Christians and then changed his ways. He was later known as the Apostle Paul. Many churches and even the Capitol of Minnesota bears his name. I think the park name is very fitting.

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GopherState

Mar-16-14 9:00 AM

How many Nazis had a choice to be enlisted?

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hopalong

Mar-15-14 3:40 PM

Hey svensota, do you think he's innocent of any of the atrocities committed in Europe by Germans during WW2? I think it's not okay for New Ulm to glorify a NAZI by naming a city park after him.

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svensota

Dec-24-13 2:10 PM

I can't imagine being a soldier on the Eastern Front in WW2. I've read about it often and find it impossible that any human beings could do that to each other. Of course, our Japanese pals did some swell stuff too, in Nanking, Korea, China, Manchuria and the Philippines. Oh, did I mention Pearl Harbor?

As to Hans, it's seems as if he found a way to reconcile his zealous youth with some kind of enlightenment later on in life. And, there are many NUers who can testify to his contributions.

Have the Sioux forgiven us yet? Have we forgiven them?

When do we move on?

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hopalong

Dec-24-13 11:47 AM

Only in New Ulm. He was born here but chose to join the German army. I don't care what he did here, you can't change the past.

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svensota

Dec-23-13 12:41 AM

Or.

Consider what he did for our city. Judge him on what he did...there.

Too much eggnog.

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svensota

Dec-22-13 9:34 PM

Hopalong: Chill fella. At its height of power, only 6 million Germans were members of the Nazi party, or about 7% of the population

Being forced into the military by conscription does not make a soldier a bonafide Nazi.

Ease off Hans Joohs. Consider what he did while in our city. Judge him on what he contributed...here.

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hopalong

Dec-22-13 11:17 AM

He was a NASI!! Lets glorify him. Perfect.

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