Mouse holding a prezel below German green text over white background.
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This button is a teaching tool for the German language. The button's text "Wie Geht's?" translates to "How are you?". Along with language, this button illustrates German history of clothing (the mouses' green jumper called Lederhosen) and cuisine (the pretzel). Until the 19th century in Southern Germany, young boys below the age of sixteen would wear Lederhosen's with strapes, similar to the mouse. The exact origin of the pretzel is unknown, however, the first recorded documention was found on a German baker's guild crest from 1111C.E. The Lederhosen and pretzel continue to be apart of modern day German culture.
(Source: Upton, E. (2013, June 20). The History of Pretzels. Retrieved August 25, 2015.)
(Source: History Lederhosen Dirndl. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2015.)