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Published on Oct 14, 2014
You’ve traced your family as far back in Germany as you can. You’ve gotten all the birth, marriage, and death dates. Now you want to know: What was real life like for your German peasant ancestors? Sure, there’s plenty of books on German politics, religion, and geography, but what was a day in the life of the average Johann? In this episode, I talk to historian Dr. Teva Scheer, author of Our Daily Bread, a book that reveals village life in early modern Germany.