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Is Germany’s Battle Over Hate Speech Going Too Far?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We have reported on the German government’s war against social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google many times over the last year as the country tries to rid the popular sites of any signs of hate speech. While the companies have made attempts to appease government officials with stricter enforcement, each …

Sources: DWDer Spiegel

Photos: Fixers [Flickr]Agastya Alfath [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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The 70th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Dachau

By Rick Landman on Email

Henry Landman’s Story of the Liberation Day My father, Henry (Heinz) Landman, was so excited to be invited to the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Dachau; for he was not only there at the liberation as an American soldier, but was also interned there as a Jew after Kristallnacht. …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at [email protected]

Don’t Leave Out the “German” When You Study in Germany

By Eight Hours and Change on Email

Most of the students who contact us at Eight Hours and Change have some kind of background in German language studies, but a large minority are drawn by the prospect of studying tuition-free in a foreign environment. These non-German speakers tend to write me about English-taught program offerings, and I always respond …

Eight Hours and Change
Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

My Dad’s Life

By Rick Landman on Email

The Life & Stories of My Dad June 12, 1920 – December 29, 2014   Even at 62 years of age, I thought I was exempt from losing a parent. My father, Henry Landman (born Heinz Landmann) survived Dachau, World War II and was still going strong at 94.5 years …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at [email protected]

“Where Shouldn’t I Go?” How Safe Is It To Study in Germany?

By Eight Hours and Change on Email

I came into this world during the height of the American crime epidemic. Fortunately, much has changed in my home country during my lifetime. The ’90s saw the historic reversal of the crime wave of the ’70s and ’80s, followed by the return to post-war crime rates in the 2000s. But, while America …

Eight Hours and Change
Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

Not Better or Worse, Just Different

By Eight Hours and Change on Email

I went back and forth with Slate’s Rebecca Schuman a few weeks ago on Twitter after reading her article about German universities. I agreed with a lot of what she had to say, and thought it was great that she was an informed perspective, rather than adding to the glut of dashed-off summaries that …

Eight Hours and Change
Eight Hours and Change is an educational advising service dedicated to building cultural bridges by helping students study in Germany.

Finding a Flat in Germany: Kitchen Catastrophes

By Jay Malone on Email

I moved back to Germany around 3 years ago now, having previously lived in Berlin for a spell and having studied in Heidelberg and Lueneburg over two glorious undergraduate summers. In Berlin, I lived in a massive Kreuzberg loft with 5 meter tall ceilings and a common room big enough …

Jay Malone
Jay Malone is a writer and educational consultant who splits his time between Cologne and Chicago.

5th Year of a German Jewish Presence at the NYC Steuben Parade

By Rick Landman on Email

For the fifth year there was a German Jewish presence at the Steuben Parade; well sort of. The banner and I were there, commemorating the contributions of German Jews to American culture. But once again, the people who signed up to walk with me earlier in the year backed out …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at [email protected]

Lessons From the Voyage of the St. Louis

By Rick Landman on Email

May 13th will be the 75th anniversary of the Voyage of the St. Louis, when over 900 Jewish refugees were given the chance to leave Nazi Germany. This was Hitler’s next test to see how America would react after the Nurnberg Laws on 1935 and Kristallnacht in 1938. When Hitler …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at [email protected]

New Show Combines Holocaust With America’s LGBT History

By Rick Landman on Email

This March Marymount Manhattan College hosted a collaborative educational experience called “Riding the Arc of History”, based on my life experiences of being a gay son of Holocaust Survivors who became a German citizen.  I created a humorous multi-media storytelling performance to encourage Social Justice while teaching history. Instead of …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at www.infotrue.com and can be contacted at [email protected]