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1003 Nights: “Memoir of an Anarchist City”

in History/Literature/Society by
Urban art in Leipzig Plagwitz.

“Of course, Charlemagne couldn’t destroy that Leipzig spirit: and neither would the Habsburgs, Napoleon, Hitler, or Stalin.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – mixed genre)

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Walking through the Peaceful Revolution

in Leipzig tips/My Leipzig/Society by
Candles are used each year in the Peaceful Revolution celebrations in Leipzig. (Public domain photo)

“The Leipzig ’89 walking tour, which includes a series of informational signs [out in the city] and an accompanying app, offers an enjoyable and immersive way to learn about this special past.”

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Germany and the heatwave from hell

in Community/Leipzig/Society by
Public domain photo.

It doesn’t really feel as if we’d have to brace future generations for a return of the glaciers any time soon. The terrible heat – die schreckliche Hitze – has us all in its clutches. And it’s only getting scarier.

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Racial terror and remembrance: beyond a single story

in Glocal/History/Politics by
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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Confusing, intriguing, surprising Minsk

in Society/Travel by
Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)

“It surpassed all my expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a city break, not even just to a communist history geek like myself.”

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What does free movement mean to you?

in Action/Opinion/Politics by
Free movement and Brexit. (Photo: public domain)

The groups British in Europe and British in Germany welcome submissions for a video campaign highlighting positive cases of free movement – and how losing this right would affect Brits.

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