by John Raimo
Thomas Mann received a curious letter on December 25, 1936. The Nobel Prize-winning author had entered into exile in Switzerland after publicly denouncing the Nazi regime years earlier. 1,126 more words
A 94-YEAR-OLD man has been charged over the murders of 3,681 people at the Auschwitz extermination camp during the Second World War.
Identified only as Hubert Z., a photo of him in his Nazi S.S. 595 more words
In the Jahrbuch für Forschungen zur Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung, Axel Weipert writes about the forgotten demonstration against the workers’ council law on 13 January 1920, when 42 demonstrators died and 100 were wounded in clashes with the police. 36 more words
In the Neuer Pavillion at Schloss Charlottenburg there is a nice quaint collection of Kaspar David Friedrich paintings, quaint reproductions of Meissen porcelain and to unwary eye, a small but amazing items that link the early legends of the Teutonic Knights during the crusades to the modern Prussian state, all crafted by the hands of one man… 544 more words
The ‘New Woman’ is well known as a female (role) model and character in Weimar culture. But what about embodiments of Weimar masculinity? The traditional German image of manliness had taken a serious hit by the nation’s defeat in the war, so it is obvious that masculinity was as contentious a field as womanhood. 195 more words
disclaimer: this post was actually written at the beginning of the year in a notebook that I recently found, so has some “extras” about flat searching and meeting new friends in Berlin which was very much part of being new here and my beginnings. 542 more words