Tag Archives: WWII

The Berlin Airlift: Reflecting on 75 Years of Historical Significance

It is astounding how places can change over time, sometimes transforming from sites of great....

One foreigner is not like another – here’s why

Listen to Brenda tell the story There are varying grades of foreigners in Germany, with....

A kindness repaid, 40 years later

After an overnight trip from Spain, I was thrilled to finally arrive at the doorstep....

Look here, U.S. election deniers – Berlin bungled it big time 

The press and social media are still abuzz with deniers of the U.S. elections in....

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The 100 meters between fascism and democracy in Munich

On just a 10-minute walk through Munich, I passed a murder scene leading to the....

What is the Inquisition doing in 21st-century America?

Looking at U.S. politics over the past few years, Germans recognize many patterns from the....

Bombs away! The WWII gift that keeps on giving

Listen to Brenda tell the story One of the punctuality challenges to the Munich train....

If this is punctuality, my watch is broken

Germany has the reputation of being punctual and reliable. But recent snafus in city planning....

Think digital technology is a cure-all? Don’t bet your life on it

A WWII air raid siren startled me once while I waited for a train. Such....

Ukraine on the train – from a military to a cultural conflict

Taking the train home from Berlin, some Ukrainians boarded the train. Watching their interactions with....

The ladies, the rest home and the bombs

The oldest residents of a rest home suddenly developed mild illnesses. They all shared a....

The distant agony of past wars is suddenly revived by the attack on Ukraine

The five German cities I visited on a college tour with my daughter were all....

Footprints from World War II

World War II has long since ended, but the involvement of the U.S. has left....

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