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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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Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

by Kay Lawrence Dresden’s Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces is unlike other museums that focus on the history and use of military power. At the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, you won’t see row after row of weapons, armor, vehicles, and uniforms amassed and displayed to glorify war. Instead, this unique museum challenges […]

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Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Kay Lawrence Dresden’s Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces is unlike other museums that focus on the history and use of military power. At the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, you won’t see row after row of weapons, armor, vehicles, and uniforms amassed and displayed to glorify war. Instead, this unique museum challenges […]

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From Divided City to Global Metropolis: Berlin Life – 25 Years After the Fall of  the Wall

From Divided City to Global Metropolis: Berlin Life – 25 Years After the Fall of the Wall

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Where once concrete ran horizontally and divided, today it stretches vertically in the form of construction and growth – Berlin, at one with its people. By Anna Cramer When in the summer of 2014 400,000 fans cheered the winning German soccer team for its World Cup victory, a virtual sea of flags in the national […]

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Bremen

Bremen

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

History, beauty, and friendly people await you in the city of the “Town Musicians” By Sharon Hudgins If you were an elderly rooster, cat, dog, or donkey – over-the-hill, rejected by your owner, and maybe even headed to the graveyard – where would you escape to? To Bremen, Germany, of course, to live a long […]

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Leukerbad: Adventure and Relaxation at a Swiss Mountain Spa

Leukerbad: Adventure and Relaxation at a Swiss Mountain Spa

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Some come for the waters, others for the breathtaking mountain scenery – either way, Leukerbad has it covered. By Leah Larkin Photographs courtesy Leukerbad Tourismus. As jets of warm water caressed my body in an outdoor pool, I pondered the mountain backdrop: rugged brown/gray walls reaching to the sky. Mist slowly descended, gradually rolling down […]

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