Meet our Contributors


Dieter KermasDieter Kermas

Dieter is a true Berliner, who turned to writing after he retired from his profession as an engineer. Family and friends urged him to document his many experiences during his childhood in wartime Germany. This made for a collection of various essays which have been published here at CaliforniaGermans, tagged “Deutsche Zeitgeschichte”) . Apart from his childhood memories he is also sharing some of his short stories and poems on CaliforniaGermans. Dieter Kermas, who loves to write, is currently working on his first novel. Some of his work has been included in anthologies.

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Anne-Kathrin Anne-Kathrin Schulte

Kathrin, has been living here in California since 2011 and writes about various topics for You can read about her experience of the American Dream as well as on working as an au pair in CA. She was born and grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she completed her degree as a state-approved kindergarten teacher. After her au pair engagement in the US and a quick return to Germany she decided to attend university in California and moved back to the United States.

To get in touch with Anne-Kathrin, please send an email with subject line “Anne-Kathrin” to: