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Racial terror and remembrance: beyond a single story

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Racial terror in the United States. (Photo: public domain)

An American scholar in Leipzig asks: What can the US learn from Germany’s successful experience memorializing its atrocities? #NeverAgain

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Hadrian: love, life, regrets of an emperor

in History/Literature by
Moon over Rome.

“Wise, modest, educated, intelligent, brave, full of virtues that almost make him a divinity for his own subjects, seems to the reader this Hadrian. At the same time, he is a man who commits crimes and falls in love as only mortals can.”

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Is this the perfect homemade butter?

in Food/History by
Has Sara found the perfect homemade butter? (Photo: public domain)

Butter is cultural, super complex and slightly confusing. If you like a perfect, creamy and tangy butter on your bread, read on to find out how to make it yourself!

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Saving the historic Bockau Arch Bridge

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The Bockau Arch Bridge. Photo © Jason D. Smith

Saxony’s Bockau Arch Bridge, around since 1872, became the site of key events in German and European history. As a new bridge is put in place, the older structure is scheduled to be removed completely. The Friends of the Bockau Arch Bridge are asking for support to save this historic gem, with an important meeting with state parliament reps happening on 24 April.

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Chemnitz at 875: history, industry, culture

in History/Society by
The big Karl Marx head in Chemnitz, formerly Karl Marx Stadt. (Photo: public domain)

Known not only for its big Karl Marx head (the “Nischel” in Saxonian), Chemnitz now has around 240,000 inhabitants and a quite important technical university, where 25% of students (!) are international. The city happens to be celebrating its 875th jubilee and is vying to become a European Capital of Culture.

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El alma inquieta de una iglesia

in History/Leipzig by
La Iglesia Pauliner renace.

La Paulinerkirche: entre explosiones, pausas y nuevas visiones. Our first article in Spanish. To be more representative of our readership, we’re looking to run articles in different languages from time to time.

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