The exhibition tour UTOPIA: REVISITING A GERMAN STATE IN AMERICA, curated by Oliver Behnecke and Peter Roloff and organized by maxim film, has long ended, but the keystone of the project was still missing, the English translations of Rolf Schmidt’s emigration novel trilogy “Auswandererlied”.

The trilogy is now being published in English on the occasion of a Giessen Emigration Society Reunion at the Blumenhof Winery in Dutzow, Missouri, on August 28, 2021 from 5 pm to 7 pm, organized by the Missouri Germans Consortium, Dorris Keeven-Franke.

Part One “The Call” is available on Amazon, Part Two “Waiting for the Tide” and Part Three “Exodus” will be released on September 1st and 15th.

We sincerely thank the translator Petra Haynes, AAA Translation in St. Louis Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council for funding.