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Käthe Kollwitz: Ireland meets German icon

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By -jha- at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=828714

Kollwitz’s artwork on display in Dublin focuses on war and, in particular, the grief felt after the death and destruction caused by it.

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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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It’s time to take the right wing seriously

in Opinion/Politics by
The rise of the right wing and why we need to discuss issues rather than just calling them Nazis. (Photo: public domain)

“I don’t know how to defeat the AfD, but I have the feeling that calling them Nazis is not going to help, as this will further deflect from the real issues at stake.”

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A clear view of democracy at the Reichstag

in Politics/Travel by
Even if you can't vote or are not interested in German politics, there are many good reasons to visit the Reichstag, parliament building in heart of Berlin. (Photo: public domain)

On our visit, my friend and I saw the sun set. The glass and mirrors of the Reichstag dome caught and magnified the glow. And as we peered down through the many slices of reflected light, we could see the blue chairs where Germany’s political representatives make their laws.

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Orbán’s falsification of history in Budapest

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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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ETL: Who’s behind the arsonists?

in Arts/O & P Highlights/Theater by

Max Frisch’s The Arsonists is kind of plug and play. You can substitute just about any group in the arsonist category depending on your perspective.

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