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Kurt Tucholsky and the Hereafter
On December 21 in 1935, Kurt Tucholsky, the famed German Jewish
satirist, journalist, poet, author, and playwright took his own life in Swedish
exile. Tucholsky had left Germany for France, then Sweden even before the Nazis
came to power, knowing that they ...
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Advent, Advent! A Place They Called Home is Finally out!
Event at the Leo Baeck Institute Today Final Reminder. Today at 6.30 pm, our book A Place They Called Home will be introduced at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, at 15 W 16th St (near Union Square). Leo-Baeck-Director Bill Weitzer will be speaking, and ...
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Advent, Advent — This Day, We Think About Ernst Reuter, the Face of Berlin in the Cold War
Advent, Advent! On December 8 in 1949, Ernst Reuter became the first Mayor of West-Berlin, the man, who steered the city through the grip of the blockade, the airlift, and the beginnings of the Cold War. He became the face of Berlin and appeared on the cove...
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Advent, Advent —Here is Your St. Nikolaus Present From Berlin!
Advent, Advent! Are you still wondering how you can stuff your loved one's stockings, when St. Nikolaus comes, with Krampus in tow? Sure, there is that piece of coal Krampus will, or also, a bar of chocolate that comes with St. Nicolaus. But if you need som...
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Advent, Advent — A Song You Can't Hear Often Enough!
Advent, Advent! On this day in history — yes, it is still December 4 — Horst Buchholz was born in Berlin, in 1933. He became a beloved actor, dubbed "the German James Dean". In America, he is mostly known for "One, Two, Three," the Billy Wilder-movie and th...
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Advent, Advent! — The First Day of Hanukkah
Advent, Advent! Today is the first day of Hanukkah, so we will post a pic of the lighting of the Menorah in Berlin, at the Brandenburg Gate (from our book "Jews in Berlin," by Andreas Nachama, Julius Schoeps, and Hermann Simon). Happy Hanukkah! http://www.b...
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Welcome to our Advents Calendar!
Advent,
Advent! As every year, Berlinica will have an Advents Calendar,
starting on December first and running all the way to December 24 —
Christmas Eve — with a picture, a video, or a poem! This is your picture
for today, from our upcoming book "Herea...
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A Place They Called Home — Children of Holocaust Survivors gain German Citizenship
Our book A Place They Called Home will be out on Monday, December 10. On this day at 6.30 pm, there will be an introduction at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York , at 15 W 16th St (near Union Square). Leo-Baeck-Director Bill Weitzer will be speaking, as we...
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Yes, Victoria, There is a German Thanksgiving!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a joyful start to the holiday season! Although Thanksgiving is widely known as an American tradition, other countries have similar occasions to give thanks and celebrate a harvest. Germany has a so-calle...
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Letters to Santa — You Can't Start Early Enough!
Christmas is just over a month away, which means you should start writing your letters to Santa soon! Where should you send them? Well, some people send their letters to the North Pole. And others send them to Himmelpfort. The tiny German village of Himmelp...
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