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St Hildegard of Bingen

The 17th September marks the feast day of St Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, visionary, Doctor of the Church, and founder of German scientific natural history, she was a remarkable woman. 281 more words


A Family Uprooted by the Nazis: Mathilde Gross Mayer and Her Family

My last post ended with the tragic deaths in November 1901 of my cousin Bertha Seligmann and her husband Bernhard Gross; they had died from carbon monoxide poisoning while in their own home in Bingen, Germany.  2,752 more words


Life in Bingen, Germany 1850-1901: The Family of Martha and Benjamin Seligmann

As I wrote last time, Mathilde Gross Mayer (known sometimes as Mathilde Mayer-Gross) lived a long life—a hundred years that spanned two centuries (1869-1969) and two countries—Germany until she was 68 and then the United States for the last 32 years of her life. 2,135 more words


Why I Am Studying German

Along with researching, blogging, working on my novel, and doing other ordinary things with my days, I have started studying German.  I took French in high school and college, and I learned some Italian from a travel experience I had after college, but I knew no German.  702 more words



a photograph by Sonja Bingen


Rudesheim ring

on Sunday we took the cable car from Rudesheim over the vines to the Germania monument on the ring ticket.  The views were amazing.

Once at the top you are greeted not only with the wonderful views over the Rhine and Rudesheim but the massive Germania Monument. 122 more words