Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWS

VW invests $10 Mio in electric vehicle charging infrastructure by 2016

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015 – Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing... 


The Economist: “German-Americans: The silent minority”

German-Americans The silent minority America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated... 


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FEATURED EVENTS

LA: Zeitgeist: Art in the Germanic World, 1800-1900

Between 1800 and 1900, the Germanic world underwent a number of profound intellectual,... 


IN: Culture Night – Finding your German Roots

Steve Schmidt from the Indiana State Library will present “Finding Indiana’s... 


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Education

FL: German Language Classes

New German Language Sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays between 7 PM and 9 PM with... 

DC: Deutsch am Mittag – Fasching, Fasnet, Karneval

Roots and Traditions of German Karneval Tuesday, February 17, 12 PM Sprechen Sie... 

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Culinary

Doughnuts: An Old German Creation

Since the early 20th century, doughnuts have been a popular treat in the United States.... 

The History of Gummy Bears

For all that have a sweet tooth, the German Missions in the United States published... 

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FEATURED

Movie at the German House New York: “Liberty Train – Next Stop Freedom“

Prague 1989, September 30th. The West-German Embassy in Prague finds itself the center of the world’s political stage. For weeks refugees from East-Germany have streamed onto the premises of the Palais Lobkowitz and its surrounding streets. Within days the fenced embassy compound transformed into a vast refugee camp. Wrapped up in blankets and living... [Read more of this review]


Book discussion: „Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany“

Just a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, young Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin to resettle in New York. Her rescuer was an American-born cousin and industrialist, Arnold Hatch. Arnold spoke no German, so Luzie quickly became the translator, intermediary, and advocate for family left behind. Soon an unending stream of desperate requests... [Read more of this review]


CA: Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950

On October 23, the Skirball Culture Center is opening an exhibition focused on the contributions of filmmaker refugees from Nazi Germany and their contributions to the American film industry. “Light and Noir” is presented in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and is complementary to the exhibition at LACMA,... [Read more of this review]


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Opinion

RIP Anja Niedringhaus

“What the world knows about Iraq, they largely know because of her pictures... 

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Travel

Swiss European Air Lines renamed Swiss Global Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has renamed its Swiss European Air Lines subsidiary,... 

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