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Transit

Written between 1941-42 while in Exile. First published in English, Spanish, and French in 1944; German original first published in the Berliner Zeitung in 1947.  Newest English translation: Transit, translated by Margo Bettauer Dembo, New York: New York Review of Books, … Continue reading

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“New Germany” Exhibition at Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

On  Saturday, a new exhibition called “Das neue Deutschland: Von Migration und Vielfalt” opened at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in Dresden.  The exhibition deals with contemporary Germany as a product of migration and diversity. It aims to explore the Germany of today and … Continue reading

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Multicultural Germany Class: Week 5, Collective Memory

This post is part of a series in which students reflect on their discussions in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” This week’s summary is by Ann Huang: As the discussion of a multicultural Germany progresses, the conversation naturally gravitates … Continue reading

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Tauben fliegen auf

Reviews in German on perlentaucher.de

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Multicultural Germany Class: Week 3, After Reunification

This post is part of a series in which students reflect on their discussions in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” This week’s summary is by Ying Ruan:  After the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990, a … Continue reading

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Multicultural Germany Class: Week 2, Socialist Friends – Part 2

This post is part of a series in which students reflect on their discussions in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” This week two students have written summaries of the past week’s sessions. This is the second post, written … Continue reading

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Multicultural Germany Class: Week 2, Socialist Friends – Part 1

This post is part of a series in which students reflect on their discussions in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” This week two students have written summaries of the past week’s sessions. The first is by Brittany Scott: The first … Continue reading

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Multicultural Germany Class: Week 1, Guest Workers

This post is the first in a series that will give weekly summaries of the discussions taking place in the UC Berkeley undergraduate seminar “Multicultural Germany.” Each week’s discussions will be summarized by a different student in the course; this week’s … Continue reading

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Bundesintegrationsministerium?

A group of more than 60 Academics released an online petition Tuesday calling on the new German government to reform integration politics by creating a separate government bureau to exclusively address migration and integration policy. The reformers state that the … Continue reading

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Syrian refugees applying to the European Union

Although most Syrian refugees have applied for refuge in neighboring countries, five European Union countries have also seen an increase. These countries are Germany, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Belgium. Compared to the refugee numbers in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, … Continue reading

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Saarbrücken & Prostitution

The opening of a new brothel in Saarbrücken is raising questions about increasing prostitution and sex worker migration in this Southwestern city.

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Spiegel Article on Everyday Racism in Germany, Prompted by Asylum Debates

In the curent issue of der Spiegel (Sept. 16, 2013), 15 people of foreign descent are interviewed about their daily experiences with racism in Germany. The full text of the article is available in English.  A partial preview with photographs is … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Cultural Memory in France and Bosnia

On April 24, the Moving Europe project continued with two presentations on cultural memory, both of which raised questions dealing with national identity and absences within representations of the past. 

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New Goethe-Institut “Pre-integration” Portal: “Mein Weg nach Deutschland”

According to the website: “The project aims to optimise the transition between pre-integrative language-learning, information and advice courses abroad and initial language teaching, as well as further integration measures provided by the Federal Government in Germany.

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Alamanya Alamanya – Germania Germania

Ein Zug fährt nach Deutschland – ein Zug mit Arbeitsmigranten. Züge wie dieser sind seit Ende der 50er Jahre ungezählte Male gekommen, aus Italien, Jugoslawien, Griechenland, der Türkei, aus Spanien und Portugal, und sie haben mit den Menschen, die sie beförderten, … Continue reading

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Eric Breininger’s Death: The Memoirs of a German Jihadist

This article discusses memoir of the German-born Jihadist Eric Breiniger, who was recently killed in Pakistan, and whose memoir was recently published on a Jihadist website. The well-written, although not a hundred percent confirmed, memoir of the terrorist tells of … Continue reading

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German Expatriate Forum

The German Way Forum provides a means of communication for expatriates. Many of these expatriates who have questions or other issues can simply post to the blog, and wait for others who are more knowledgeable to answer their queries. Whether … Continue reading

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“Auslaender sollen unsere alten Leute pflegen” (“Foreigners should tend to our old people”)

The article “Auslaender sollen unsere alten Leute pflegen” (“Foreigners should tend to our old people”) talks about how German nurses are calling for help from abroad. The number of skilled nurses is too low for the current conditions. This is … Continue reading

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Court to Decide if East Germans are Ethnic Group

This week in Stuttgart a labor court will decide on the issue of East German ethnic identity after a East German born woman filed a anti-discrimination lawsuit against a West German window manufacturer for rejecting her application on the basis … Continue reading

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The Third Generation: German Jihad Colonies Sprout Up in Waziristan

The following article from the Spiegel discusses the third generation of Islamist terrorists since 9/11 and their relatively swift radicalization and departure for Jihad training grounds around the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The article focuses mainly on the story … Continue reading

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