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Surprising Spargel!

Surprising Spargel!

by Sharon Hudgins It’s Spargelzeit again, the annual asparagus season in Germany, when the fields are full of people hand-harvesting the big thick stalks of white asparagus so beloved by German diners. Depending on the region, asparagus season in Germany begins from mid-April to early May and lasts through most of June, officially ending on […]

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Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

By James M. Beidler If you have ever cringed at the sayings “It’s a small world” and “Things always come full circle,” then this probably is not a column you want to read. On the other hand, I am someone who used to cringe at them and now embraces them rather wholeheartedly. When I went […]

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Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps by Russell W. Estlack (Bonneville Books, 2011) tells the relatively unknown story of the internment of thousands of German-Americans during World War II. “Held without trial or the benefit of legal representation, and not permitted to face their accusers, they became bargaining […]

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On This Eve of Thanksgiving…

On This Eve of Thanksgiving…

As we sit here in Western Maryland this morning, our first snow of the season is falling all around. We would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, our readers. The staff at German Life is small, so we are a family and we each truly love the work that we do. Your […]

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On This Eve of Thanksgiving…

On This Eve of Thanksgiving…

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we sit here in Western Maryland this morning, our first snow of the season is falling all around. We would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, our readers. The staff at German Life is small, so we are a family and we each truly love the work that we do. Your […]

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The Hill Country skies are getting ready to light up with millions of lights, “Come Home to the Hill Country for Christmas”

The Hill Country skies are getting ready to light up with millions of lights, “Come Home to the Hill Country for Christmas”

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The lights at night are bigger and brighter during the holiday season as the famous Hill Country Christmas Lighting Trail lights the skies. Nine communities join the Texas Hill Country Christmas Lighting Trail – the area’s most celebrated family holiday tradition – between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.     Make plans now for family fun and […]

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Over 1 Million Visitors Commemorate Wall Anniversary

Over 1 Million Visitors Commemorate Wall Anniversary

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to visitBerlin estimates, clearly more than one million visitors from outside of Berlin came to the city last weekend to participate in the commemorations marking a quarter century since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin remarks: “Berlin has touched people’s hearts with the fabulous idea of a border of […]

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The “Reiterlesmarkt” of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The “Reiterlesmarkt” of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany November 28th – December 23rd, 2014     Christmas Time, Christmas Market Time! You can find many wonderful Christmas Markets in Germany, and a very special one is the beautiful so called “Reiterlesmarkt” in the world-famous medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Southern Germany, a place which […]

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