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Legends of the fall: DOK festival turns 60

in History/Movies by
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.

Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.

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Orbán’s falsification of history in Budapest

in Culture / Entertainment/History/Politics by
The falsification of history in Orban's Hungary. (Photo: public domain)

A spectacular city such as Budapest should be free of this kind of detrimental political controversy.

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Deep emotions with (dubbed) “Dunkirk”

in History/Movies/Reviews by
Soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force fire at low flying German aircraft during the Dunkirk evacuation. (Photo: public domain)

“I’m a Brit, so watching the movie in Leipzig was a disturbing experience.”

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The touristy and the macabre in Key West

in History/Travel by
Sunset in Key West.

A city of alcoholic sippy cups and doll houses, ruled by a scary doll, Hemingway and hurricanes.

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Edmund de Waal: personal history through objects

in History/Literature/Reviews by

A personal memoir with all the elements I like; family, travelogue and art manual.

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Hanukkah: Let your light shine

in Glocal/History/My Leipzig by

Hanukkah traditions and the history behind them.

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