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A Personal Lesson in German History

A Personal Lesson in German History

Have you read Author Dieter Kermas recent article “Das Erste Mal Durch Die Mauer?”  If not, I highly recommend it.  826 more words

Life In California

Eating for Others: The Nineteenth-Century Vegetarian Movement in Germany

by contributing editor Carolyn Taratko

“Vegetarianism is not only a question of the stomach but also one of society.” This may sound familiar to readers, as articles such as “ 1,214 more words

Think Pieces

Technology ruining the future?

A cartoon from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany laments the introduction of technology in the Games. It predicts that in the year 2000 the Olympics will have no live spectators, and that applause will be broadcast on loudspeakers. 17 more words


Augusta Victoria Hospital

The Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem is a church based complex hospital which is located on Mount Olives, Jerusalem, Israel. The Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem was established in 1907 as the main center for the German Protestant community in Ottoman Palestine. 251 more words


HSF: A King, A Priest, and A Countess Walk Into A Castle


In the dead of winter, Pope Gregory VII was far from the comforts of his palace in Rome.  In fact, he was high in the Apennine Mountains in Northern Italy on his way to Augsburg, Bavaria to attend a gathering of dignitaries of the Church meant to solve a dispute with the King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor, Henry IV.  2,595 more words

Women In History

Jews and Brews

Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by Miriam Kingsberg, an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 1,009 more words

Guest Bloggers

Photographing History

Photographing history is not all old buildings in Europe.  I spent a day in lovely Bamberg , Germany recently.  My family lived a number of years in the area so I have visited often.  351 more words