Lynching Of Robert Prager Underlined Anti-German Sentiment During World War I : NPR

It became dangerous to be German in the U.S. after the country entered World War I. But it was fatal for Robert Prager. The immigrant was lynched in the town of Collinsville, Ill. It’s a story people in the St. Louis suburb didn’t talk about for years, but today it’s on display at a local museum.