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East Germany (GDR): Remembering the Neue Wache Monument to the Victims of Fascism

The ‘Neue Wache’ (or ‘New Guard-House’) was opened in 1818 as a building to house elite German troops. However, during the Battle for Berlin (in 1945), this structure was heavily damaged by artillery fire during the fighting between Soviet troops and Nazi German forces. 377 more words

Leftwing Political Analysis

The dismantling of Checkpoint Charlie

During the Cold War, Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie was one of the crossing points between West and East Berlin (and West and East Germany). It was operated by members of the U.S. 172 more words


Ich bin ein Berliner

The speech is considered one of Kennedy’s best, both a notable moment of the Cold War and a high point of the New Frontier. It was a great morale boost for West Berliners, who lived in an enclave deep inside East Germany and feared a possible East German occupation. 235 more words


The Strange Inspirations of Nation-Building

A social media conversation with a few friends this morning served as a reminder of how truly fascinating the study of nation-building through the adoption of flags, symbols and other devices and practices often proves to be. 705 more words

Jim Langcuster

Berlin: "Silicon Valley on the Spree" heading toward a very bright future with eye still on a very dark past

BERLIN — I like a country that admits its mistakes. It’s why I like Germany. It’s a country that has gone from arguably the biggest human degradation in man’s history and economic collapse to the fourth largest economy in the world. 2,758 more words

Travel Stories

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

“I didn’t want to be angry but sometimes it was the only emotion I understood. I missed my father singing to me at bedtime and the earthy smell of his coat before he left for work each morning.  434 more words


Erich Correns - A Brief Biographical Statement out of the handbook "Who was Who in the DDR?" (Translated from the original German)

Erich Correns

Chemist. President of the National Council of the National Front.

Biographical Statements out of the handbook Who was Who in the DDR?

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