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Vergangenheitsbewältigung is failing in Germany and anti-Semitism is on the march

According to a news article which you can read in full here, “With anti-Semitism on the march, Germany’s politicians and opinion makers are grappling with what went wrong with the country’s seven-decade-long struggle to come to terms with its past, or as they call it, … 475 more words


Ich habe einer Freundin zum Geburtstag gratuliert

Ich habe einer Freundin zum Geburtstag gratuliert. Ich schrieb:

“Ich wünsche dir ein gesundes und glückliches neues Lebensjahr.”

Und ich kam ins Nachdenken.

Wo sind die Superlative hin, mit denen ich früher Geburtstagswünsche versah?

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By Rachel Unkefer

96 millimeters square, concrete sheathed in brass,
smooth and shining, mortared among cobblestones.
Gedenken. To remember. Sprinkle these stumbling stones
across Frankfurt and Berlin and Hamburg. 186 more words


Memorial for the victims of Nazism

Stolpersteine (German for stumbling block, plural) are small metal memorials honoring victims of the the Nazi including gypsies, homosexuals, defectors, blacks, disabled individuals and anyone who opposed Hitler’s reign. 130 more words


Look Down to See the Art, Look Down to See the History and the Sadness

Chronicling the Roman Stumbling Blocks or Stolpersteine has been a special project of mine since I first became aware of their existence when I went to… 113 more words


Erfurt and Weimar: Where Goethe is God


Germans take their religion seriously, so please only take my title as a pun. But in all honesty, Goethe ruled the world during his time, and Erfurt and Weimar grandly honor his life and works. 1,479 more words