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Don Heinrich Tolzmann: Response to allegations of plagiarism

Editor's Note: The following statement was received by HNN on 2-16-06. It was written in response to this posting:

Dear Editor,

Regarding the reprinted review of my book, The German-American Experience, by Robert Frizzell I thought I had made it clear three years ago when this issue first arose that in my preface I clearly stated that I had revised and expanded a work. Since then I have had a collegial discussion with the reviewer and have consulted with colleagues and scholars in this field of study. I apologize to those who found my preface inadequate in explaining my historical approach. I am always open for honest discussion of German-American scholarship and research.

With kind regards,
Don Heinrich Tolzmann