In the eighteen and nineteenth century learned people came to Denmark from Germany. Weyse was the most celebrated composer in Denmark in his time called “The Golden Age”. As a composer who maintained the ideals of Viennese classicism in Danish music. He is perhaps best remembered today for his melody to Grundtvig’s hymn Den signede dag (The blessed day) and […]
Looking back it is hard to believe that I made that journey with four small children. I couldn't do every thing right, but I did it in faith.
The only thing New York and Ribe had in common at the time of Jacob A. Riis was the high rate of child mortality due to bad housing, bad sanitation and serious infections. Jacob A. Riis became a pioneer in changing this in New York in his time more than a hundred years ago.
The pioneers who lived before us has left a legacy worthy of being dug up.
Chasing ancestors who created a new and better life in the States is as interesting for us Europeans as it is for Americans to find their roots in Europe.