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AP Honors Niedringhaus at Funeral in Germany

Published on Apr 12, 2014
AP Exec. Editor Kathleen Carroll and Dir. of Photography Santiago Lyon honor Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan, at her funeral on Saturday. 18 more words

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Living Inside the Wall: Alta Marie Krauss' Account of Living in Berlin in 1961

 My great-aunt Alta Marie Krauss was born into a Amish-Mennonite family in 1933, in what was then Princess Ann County, in Virginia. She remembers much from time of World War II, even though she was only 6 years old at the time of Hitler’s invasion of Poland. 644 more words

Germany's Green Dreams Meet Harsh Reality

Tip o’ the hat to  “Not a Lot of People Know That” for the article.

David Shukman — BBC Science Editor — April 11, 2014… 340 more words


Bonn in Bloom!

If you type ‘Bonn, Germany’ into google you will more than likely find a picture of the famous cherry blossom tree street amongst the pictures of Beethoven. 141 more words

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Daily Prompt:Only Sixteen

Sixteen was a wonderful age.I was slender and tall with waist-long blond hair.I was happy.I was still a child,climbing trees and playing basketball.But I knew a lot about life and it`s seriousness.I loved to read and write.I had a lot of penpals from different countries I wrote to regularly,some in German,some English and two in French.My brother collected the stamps from my letters.Any free time it was too nice outside for reading I spent in the garden caring for the vegetables and weeding,watering every evening on rainless days.Or I went with my brother on a bike race and other boys joined us sometimes.In summer we explored the surrounding villages and even got to the next city by bike for the youth group meetings on Fridays.There I played table tennis for hours. 974 more words