Maximilian Georg

Originally from the Cologne area, Max is a historian by training and profession. On LeipGlo, he occasionally writes about history, politics and music.

Interview: Liverpool Philharmonic conductor Vasily Petrenko in Leipzig

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In this in-depth interview with world-renowned conductor Vasily Petrenko ahead of his live performances in Leipzig, Maximilian Georg asks him about his experience with Covid, his influences, personal history, life goals and everything in between.

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Blood donations: less than an hour to save someone’s life

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In this article we break down all the essential factors that make blood donations such a vital contribution to our health care system. Find out how you can save lives every time you donate and what goes into your first donation.

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Paper checks & balances: life, paycheck to paycheck

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"While the checks bring some urgent relief to the pandemic’s economic victims, it might be better not to calculate their costs in terms of ink and paper, logistics, and carbon emissions. Into the bargain, President Trump has been able to abuse the paper checks as vehicles for his reelection campaign, by printing his name on

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On the constitution of the populist wave

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How can 0.13 percent of the vote win an election?

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Opinion: Karstadt and the other side of “gentrification”

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Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.

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How much do you know about Easter?

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Jesus! So many dates, so little time - hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.

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