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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

In Berlin, it is often worth looking down for interesting signs.

You find Stolpersteine all across the city, remembering people who had lived in those buildings and who died in concentration camps. 39 more words

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