Friday, March 6, 2015

NEWS

VWGoA and MoMA team up for Björk retrospective

Volkswagen Group of America and The Museum of Modern Art team up to create groundbreaking... 


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

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


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FEATURED EVENTS

DC: “gute aussichten: new german photography 2014/2015″ returns

“Germany’s most renowned competition for young photographers” – Der Spiegel Opening... 


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

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


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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

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

German-Americans The silent minority America’s largest ethnic group has assimilated so well that people barely notice it Feb 7th 2015 | Kohler, Wisconsin ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute... [Read more of this review]


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]


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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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