December 8th, 2010
Written by Randi McCreary in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
As December begins, and we leave the crisp leaves, and cool breeze of fall behind, we look forward to the upcoming Christmas holiday filled with family and friends. As we explore the German culture, it might be hard to imagine German cuisine without thinking of frothy mugs of cold beer, as well as plenty of bratwurst and sauerkraut, but it is much more than a partner to lively celebrations, and...
December 1st, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in Common Ties That Bind with 1 Comment
Called the Culinary Capital of Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, founded in the mid-1800s, draws not only its varieties of food, such as old German favorites like sausage and stuffed cabbage, but also its rich German heritage, unique shopping, and proximity to the Texas wine region. Step into this little German town and find an Old World experience coupled with architecture dating back to the...
November 20th, 2010
Written by Laura Monroe in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
German director and photographer, Leni Riefenstahl, was born at the turn of the century, at a historical moment when women were just starting to gain a foothold in a male-dominated world, particularly in the arts. It was also a time when the voices of women like Frida Kahlo, and Mary Austin, women with definite political and philosophical vantage points, were beginning to be heard.Despite working...
November 10th, 2010
Written by Cindy Ferraino in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 1 Comment
During the era of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, there was a prevalent concept that all white, blonde, blue-eyed males, which Hitler designated as the Aryan race, were intellectually superior over the darker-skinned Germans. Do we still make this racial distinction today? If so, how broad spread is it?Throughout our school years in History or Social Studies classes, we learned about Hitler’s idea that a...
November 3rd, 2010
Written by Diane Reynolds in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
On April 9, 1945, German Lutheran theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was hanged at Flossenburg concentration camp as an enemy to the Nazi state.From the beginning of the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Bonhoeffer grasped the evil and anti-Christian ideology of the regime. Not long after his return from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where his faith was transformed by his experiences at...
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