East Germany - Page 2

Just how Bauhaus is your house?

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Today you probably came into contact with at least one piece of Bauhaus. A brief history, examples and images from the legendary movement, whose 100th anniversary is being celebrated here in Leipzig with a GRASSI Museum exhibit.

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Councilman to request enquiry into Ausländerbehörde

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Initial questions will include how many employees the Leipzig Foreigners' Authority has and processing times for applications compared to other German cities. Further research would aim to assess the public officials' level of intercultural and foreign language training.

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Argentine and Brit grab Germany by the mouth

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"We hear about unrealized dreams, development, inequality, immigrants, social benefits, Nazis - in bundles delivered from the border between East and West Germany, through the mouths of foreigners who wanted to intimately know what random Germans have to say, and absorb different sides of the spectrum of Germans' perceptions, society and culture." Mund Stück @

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When bike trails meet new lakes, old mines

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It may become easier to cycle in nature, as a European network plans to help improve such infrastructure in Leipzig's rural surroundings. But how do we make sure we prevent the development of the lake region from completely erasing its (mining) past?

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The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

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How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 "Der zweite Anschlag" and "Sorge 87" - show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.

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New wave of young Vietnamese in Leipzig

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From the 1950s-80s, it had been common practice for the GDR to bring in students from fellow socialist Vietnam as foreign aid, and to fill gaps in the labor market. This practice has carried over into a reunited Germany, where prosperity and longevity have brought labor shortages of their own.

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