Part 4 takes place in Gilded Age America and the German Empire.
Lorenz is pardoned, and can finally travel home to the Rhine. Family reunion.
A second time Lena, Emil and their daughter visit their American family.
Carl Schurz is Secretary of the Interior in President Hayes’ cabinet.
“Cultural struggle” against the Catholic church, Cologne cathedral.
“Glorious times” for Wilhelmine Germany, “Guilded Age” in the USA.
A family reunion, a second time Lorenz and his wife Annelie come to Germany.
Jacob has opened a colonial goods shop in the “Stübchen”.
Snobbishness, caste spirit and militarism – the dark side of Wilhelmine Society.