Leipzig's insider blog & webzine in English

Tag archive

#PoliticsAndHistory

The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

in Movies/Philosophies/Society by
A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)

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.

Keep Reading

Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

in Movies/Politics/Society by
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know.” #DOK Leipzig

Keep Reading

“Stop talking right-wing bullshit”

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society by
The divisions between right and left on immigration are getting wider. (Public domain photo of street art.)

Yesterday we heard from a Syrian refugee disappointed in the discrimination she’s met in Germany. Today we hear from a Leipziger who works with refugees and migrants, and is frustrated at different opinions on immigration immediately being shut down and dismissed.

Keep Reading

From Syria to Chemnitz: lessons to learn

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Society by
The massive audience in the #WirSindMehr concert in Chemnitz, 3 Sept. 2018. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Bauer)

“[I am] shocked by the fact that Germans have so much access to democracy and law, and nevertheless, people here still turn to violence and discrimination. I always thought that these were the problems of countries dealing with tyranny and dictatorship.”

Keep Reading

1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

in History/Literature/Society by
Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

Keep Reading

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)

Keep Reading

1 2 3 11
Go to Top