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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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8,000 Balloons Prepped for Fall of the Wall Anniversary

8,000 Balloons Prepped for Fall of the Wall Anniversary

The countdown is on. In just a few days, 8,000 balloons will change Berlin’s appearance, albeit temporarily. From the evening of the 7th until the evening of the 9th, they will line the former path of the Berlin Wall between Bornholmer Straße and the Oberbaumbrücke, past the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. Older […]

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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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25 Years…We Remember

25 Years…We Remember

| November 7, 2014

For more than 28 years East and West Berlin were divided by an almost insurmountable Wall. Not only did it divide families and friends but it also brought much pain and suffering to the city. At least 136 people lost their lives here, mostly when attempting to flee from East to West. The joy which […]

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8,000 Balloons Prepped for Fall of the Wall Anniversary

8,000 Balloons Prepped for Fall of the Wall Anniversary

| November 4, 2014

The countdown is on. In just a few days, 8,000 balloons will change Berlin’s appearance, albeit temporarily. From the evening of the 7th until the evening of the 9th, they will line the former path of the Berlin Wall between Bornholmer Straße and the Oberbaumbrücke, past the Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. Older […]

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