Entries Tagged as 'History'



Monday, March 17th, 2008

A Legacy with cut roots

Among the inmates of Theresienstadt concentration camp, there was an architect named Alexander Beer. He was one out of a number of Jewish architects that had shaped the look of an era. Some of the buildings can still be found around Berlin, other parts of Germany and Poland, others never made it past the drawing […]

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Just turned twenty

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (”German Historical Museum”) just turned twenty today. Founded October 28th 1987 due to Berlin’s 750-year existance, they celebrate their twentieth birthday today. Thus, they will be having open doors from now til 12pm and there is no entrance fee. Program-wise there’s promised to be a lot going on, including exhibitions (naturally!), […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

A time called East

A smart spider plans to construct its web exactly where the maximum amount of flies pass through. If bookstores where spiders and potential readers flies, “The Berlin Story” could count itself among the smartest. It’s impossible to miss when strolling down Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg gate.
Browsing through their vast amounts of different coffee-table […]

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

From the Archives

Something I found while on the hunt for documentaries on YouTube:

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Goodbye Tempelhof

There comes a time when people will tell you of Berlin’s three Airports: Tegel, Schönefeld and Tempelhof. With the beginning of the next year, you can cross the last one out. Berlin’s supreme administrative court ruled today that they see no meaning in further sustaining this inner-city airport since the all new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport […]

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

“Let them come to Berlin…”

… to take a look at the brand new John F. Kennedy Museum at Pariser Platz / Unter den Linden. The exhibition that opened its doors this past saturday (November 11) displays among amazing photographs the note that the former US President had prepared for his speech at Rathaus Schöneberg on June 26, 1963, the […]

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

A city on paper

Comic strips are for loosers and nerds – unfortunately, this opinion is still common among academics. But quite comparably to the book market, not all novels are like Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”, and not all comic books are about Supermen and -women.
If you are new to the genre, the term “graphic novel” should […]

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

I am not who I am

Germans are crazy people. In one sentence, they whine about history’s pressure on their identity, on what all is wrong, sad and worrying in their nation, and their urgent need to emigrate and assimilate into other cultures – their own is just unbearable. In the next sentence, they brag about the greatness of German industrial […]