History - Page 9

Seven generations of migration

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"I wanted to understand where I came from and what made me who I am. Actually, I was inspired by Thomas Mellon, a 19th century Irish emigrant to the US who wrote: 'If you would know yourself, begin with the study of your forefathers.'”

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Guide to Conversing with East Germans

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Behind the cosy façade of my FRG-passport lies concealed a bubbling volcano of emotion. I am tired of being complimented for Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik. I am tired of being asked how I feel about winning the World Cup four times. And I am tired of hearing the words Stasi and Plattenbau.

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Review: “Bowlingtreff”

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What if I told you the abandoned building you pass by everyday was once revolutionary and palace-like inside?

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The Sheikh and the City

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Thinking of Leipzig I thought of learned middle-aged men, feverishly working printers and book publishers, and a gallant beau monde. Times seemed to have changed and I should have known.

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Finding traces of a dead East German prince in Egypt

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"Mighty columns, giant statues, massive walls, and everything covered with the finest hieroglyphs and reliefs. I was, of course, deeply impressed, and so was Pückler-Muskau, so much so that he left a deep impression on the building, literally..."

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

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With climate records being handed down from his father, Harald claims to have proof of global warming in Saxony: "You may have lived in Leipzig in 2012 and 2013, remembering that temperatures occasionally dropped to -25°C – these were outliers. The overall trend is going in one direction only. As opposed to my father, I

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