Tag Archives: xenophobia
Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Karla Palos The 1978 film Die Schweizermacher (The Swissmakers) is a good cop/bad cop comedy directed by Rolf Lyssy which dramatizes the bureaucratic exchanges between immigration officials and … Continue reading
Posted in conjunction with the course Multicultural Germany in fall semester 2015. Author: Cara Bohmann Dreckfresser – Dirt for Dinner This documentary from 2000 by Branwen Okpako tells the story of Samuel Njankouo Meffire, son of a Cameroonian father and German … Continue reading
Who defines identity? Germany’s struggle with inclusivity. This last week in class, we discussed the limits of Germany’s capacity to take in immigrants and what it means to be German. Proponents of reducing the number of foreigners in Germany believe … Continue reading
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
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
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.
Gerald Asamoah’s autobiography, Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein tells of his childhood in Ghana, his move to Germany at age twelve, and his career as a professional soccer player, during which he encountered instances of intense racism.
Wednesday, April 24, 1-3pm 201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley Moving Europe continues with two presentations on cultural memory: Soraya Tlatli (University of California, Berkeley, French Department): “Fragmented Memories in Postcolonial France” Emina Musanovic (University of California, Berkeley, German Department): “Clean … Continue reading
“Right Wing Attitudes on the Rise in Germany” Spiegel Online
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
Berliners of the Dahlem district have already filed “not-in-my-backyard” legal complaints against an allegedly self-proclaimed new Iraqi embassy. Many fear that creating the equivalent of a new embassy for such a politically sensitive country in the posh neighborhood of Dahlem … Continue reading
Memorials were held at Germany’s concentration camps in Brandenburg and Niedersachsen to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liberation. Spokespeople from the CDU and SPD were present to give speeches about how critical the National Socialist reign was in defining … Continue reading
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
The song “Triple Rois” (Drei Koenige/Three Kings) contains the voices of three distinct cultures speaking from three distinct vantage points, yet all sharing the same message. This song speaks mainly to the disenfranchisement and alienation felt by those who do … Continue reading
According to Germany’s Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA), a colony of German Muslim extremist youths has taken hold of the Afghan-Pakistani border. These young people are recruited in Germany and then sever all ties with their homeland and head … Continue reading