Kleindeutschland Nicht Mehr

On June 15, 1904, the steamship “General Slocum” caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City. At the time of the accident the vessel was on a chartered run carrying members of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (German Americans from Little Germany, Manhattan — aka Kleindeutschland) to a church picnic. An estimated 1,020 of the 1,342 people on board died. The General Slocum disaster was the New York area’s worst disaster in terms of loss of life until the September 11, 2001 attacks, and remains the worst maritime disaster in the city’s history. This event signaled the end of Kleindeutschland – the area now known as the Lower East Side. The memorial to the victims is located in Lutheran All Faiths Cemetary in Middle Village, Queens.

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