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Get In the Halloween Spirit, ‘Haunted Screens: German Cinema’ Opens in Milwaukee

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In what can be seen as perfect timing, the Milwaukee Art Museum has opened their latest exhibit, Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s, which takes a look at this groundbreaking period of film history spearheaded by German talent, and home to chilling tales that led the way to some of the …

Sources: Milwaukee Art Museum, Art Daily

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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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Berlin Museum Opens Exhibit Looking Back At 150 Years of Gay History

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As LGBT Pride Month wraps up at the end of June, Berlin’s German Historical Museum is opening up an exhibit that presents a comprehensive look at 150 years of the history and culture of homosexuality. The exhibit, “homosexuality_ies“, has been four years in the making as a project between the German Historical Museum …

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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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Original Donuts Find Their Roots in 15th Century Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Donuts have become one of the top American treats, and while many may assume that its greasy origins come from some American bakery, the first known donut actually originated in Germany, found in the 1485 cookbook titled Küchenmeisterei (“Mastery of the Kitchen”). The original donut was not of the sweet variety and instead was filled with …

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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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Chicago Class To Offer 8 Week In-Depth Look At German History & Culture

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Chicago’s DANK Haus German-American Cultural Center is set to being an 8-week course, From Neantherdal Mann to Karl der Grosse, that will provide an in-depth look at Germany’s history through an analysis of the country’s language, wars and politics. The free course, which begins February 5, starts off with a look at how the German …

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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25 Years After The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Stories From Around the Web

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Today, November 9, marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Built in 1961 and taken down in 1989, the Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin and the rest of the surrounding Soviet controlled East Germany. November 9th, 1989 was an emotional day for many, not …

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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Kristallnacht (9.11) And The World Trade Center (9/11)

By Rick Landman on Email

Comparing days that my father and I won’t ever forget – November 9, 2014 November 9, 1938 was Kristallnacht, the night when discrimination escalated into a Holocaust. In Germany, they write the day as 9.11.38. The day comes before the month. In America, we write September 11th as 9/11. While talking …

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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]

Pictures Shows the Drastic Change in Berlin 25 Years After The Wall Fell

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s TheLocal has compiled a collection of 11 striking photos that shows how much change has occurred in Berlin since the Wall fell nearly 25 years ago on November 9th 1989. The photos of current day Berlin were taken at the exact spots of some of the most historical photos from 25 …

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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‘When We Were 17’ Captures 100 Years of German Youth With 12 Life Stories

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Ever wonder what it would of been like to be a teen in Germany during the country’s most pivotal moments in history? DW has launched a project to take you on a 100 year journey from 1914 to the present to see just what the lives of 17-year-old men and women …

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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Mark Twain in Berlin, and Why He Loved the German Language

By Eva Schweitzer on Email

Mark Twain’s love-hate relationship with the German language is well-known, but often misunderstood. After the author visited Germany in 1878 — Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, the Black Forest —, he wrote the book, “A Tramp Abroad,” with the now-famous appendix, “The Awful German Language”. Here, Twain gripped with the confusing gender of nouns, …

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Declassified Documents Reveal Struggles of Life and Death in the Shadow of the Berlin Wall

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

This past Tuesday, the National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC) hosted a symposium in partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Historical Review Program to highlight some discoveries in a recent set of declassified documents centered around the Berlin Wall. The newly released 11,000 pages of documents “reveal East and West Berliners’ struggle for …

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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