I first had this salad or a variation of it when my father was stationed with the Air Force at Rhein Main Air Base in the late 60's. We had a squadron picnic once a month from April through September. My mother got the recipe from one of the single men in Dad's squadron and started bringing it to all the picnics. I don't make it often, but when I do it goes really fast. This salad goes great with Brats or any grilled sausage as a side dish. It is also a great garnish with your favorite sausage or dog on a bun.
Drain sauer kraut, but do not rinse. Put in a large mixing bowl.
Add peppers,onion,sugar,spices,oil and vinegar.
Mix well. Refridgerate for at least 2 hours before serving. I usually make this a day a head of time when I am planning to take it to picnic. It tatstes really good after it has been marinating overnight. Be sure and mix well before serving.