Nearly every minute of my walk to the grocery store I encounter a reminder of Germany’s dark past.
Not long after I leave my home, I pass these three “Stolpersteines” (German for stumbling stones) memorializing a family deported to separate concentration camps under the Nazi regime.
For the past 20 years, artist Gunter Demnig has crafted and placed these small memorials outside the last known address for victims of the Nazis reign.
Continue reading “A short walk through history”
Willkommen von Deutschland! So, it’s been a little harder to keep up with this blog than I anticipated — as well as with what is happening politically in the United States. Seems I wake up every morning to a dozen push alerts and messages from friends. (Though, I’m glad I might have health insurance when I return home! It was weird to watch that vote over breakfast.)
Plus, I’m in language school eight hours a day. Which is fun… but… a lot.
I want this blog to be a “value add” so I think I’m going to just post here when I see something that I think might be of interest. That said — the German Parliamentary Election (or Bundeswahl 2017) season officially kicked off this weekend and I thought people might enjoy hearing how quaint it is. It lasts seven weeks.
Yes. Seven weeks.
Over the weekend, campaign posters popped up around Germany and in my neighborhood.
They’re so… tame…. and issue-focused.
Continue reading “Seven weeks until the German Elections!”