In the dark days of the Cold War, long before Germany was reunited, the government of East Germany feared foreign cultural influences undermining its legitimacy. A response was to create homegrown pop music to fend off Chubby Checker, the Beatles and others. 91 more words
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Translated by Sophie Schlondorff, 2014: Penguin
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More recently I’ve kind of realised just how much I love historical books, so when I was waiting around in the airport in Belfast, I couldn’t help having a look through the history section and came across this little gem. 169 more words
When to comes to Central Europe, my ignorance is shocking.
So I went to Bautzen.
The view from The Reichenturm
This charming little town, with it’s cobblestone roads and spellbinding courtyards, is known as the cultural heartland of the 176 more words