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Triticale: Poland’s greatest opportunity?

in History/Opinion/Society
Triticale growing in a field.
Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

Will triticale feed the future? Will Poland, with its historical resilience and agricultural power, seize the opportunity to become a leader in feeding the world? Some evidence suggests it could.

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Dependency captured in a poetic & tragic 10 minutes

in Opinion/Short films/Society
Machini - dependency short animated film
Machini, 2019. Film still © Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala

DRC is seen as one of the world’s worst basket cases. In an animated short presented at DOK Leipzig, filmmakers from both the former colony and its European metropole brilliantly illustrate what dependency means for the African country, and our role in it.

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The Leipzig Affair: a book and a feeling

in Literature/My Leipzig/Philosophies/Reviews
Leipzig in 1985
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1985-0319-023 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, Link

“I moved through Leipzig as if nothing bad could ever happen there, even knowing that was impossible. And yet, the Leipzig the character of Magda lived in scared me to my core.”

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Crossing over from BRD to GDR

in History/Society
Trabant GDR
Public domain photo

Aiming to show different perspectives on this 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, we turn things around and present the story of someone who actually moved from West to East Germany in 1988, leaving certain comforts for a simple life on a farm.

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Life back then: Former GDR residents tell their story

in History/Leipzig/Philosophies
Former GDR residents Michael and Anne Dietrich
Photo courtesy of Michael and Anne Dietrich

Michael and Anne Dietrich are father and daughter, both born during the GDR. On this German Unity Day, they share their story and view of the Peaceful Revolution with The Leipzig Glocal.

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The Peaceful Revolution through a historian’s eyes

in History/Leipzig/Politics
Peaceful Revolution: banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig.
Banner with "For one Germany" at a Monday demonstration in Leipzig. Photo: Merit Schambach [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

An interview with a local historian about the events leading up to the Peaceful Revolution: “When everyone gets behind one goal, you can actually change history.”

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