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Culture

Literary Dialect

An introduction of its history in the German speaking world. by Peter Pabisch Before we delve into this topic—please, dear reader—note the difference in the simple term “dialect”. Just as there is a differe... Read More...

Oktoberfest

The Festival of the City of Munich Courtesy City of Munich, Department of Labor and Economic Development Six million visitors from all over the world were expected to crowd the beer tents, the streets, an... Read More...

“Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”

Exploring the history and charm of the dance everyone participates in—the Chicken Dance. By Kellie B. Gormly The dance floor buzzes under a tent at the giant Cleveland-area Oktoberfest, where musician Ale... Read More...

Booknotes

Buchnotizen/Book Notes provides brief comments on recent books relating to German and German-American topics. Information as to price and ordering can be found at various Internet book sites, or at the nearest ... Read More...

WORK SPACES

By Sharon Hudgins Long before the Covid-19 pandemic upended many aspects of our lives, I was accustomed to working at home. When I wasn’t doing research in Europe and Asia, or traveling overseas as a lecture... Read More...

Thanksgiving—The Fruits of Fall

by Peter Pabisch The American Thanksgiving holiday represents not only the largest family festival of the year besides Christmas and, maybe Easter, it also occurs regularly toward the end of November (on the... Read More...