Germany’s Winning Streak Status; 2014 Looks Good!

By Caitlin Williams on Email

Although the country may not have created as much buzz as the United States or the United Kingdom last year, Germany is poised to make worldwide domination this 2014, thanks to the brewing advancements on all facets. In the country’s infrastructure there was news that the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which …

Caitlin Williams
While she may be an American, Caitlin Williams is always in awe with the rich culture and traditions of the European countries. On her blog, she writes most of these interests from a technological point of view.

To Those Who Think We Are Audi: Thanks For the Laughs

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It isn’t often that I take the time to write some commentary here on German Pulse, and believe me, the amount of crazy emails we receive could warrant a whole series on this site.  We generally just laugh off some of the most outrageous emails, and sometimes I just scratch …

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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To Sochi, or Not to Sochi… What is the Real Question?

By Rick Landman on Email

While some are debating whether it is more productive to boycott the Russian 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to Russia’s homophobic policies, or to participate and hope for a “Jesse Owens” moment, I would like to look at the issue from an American-German historical perspective. Being a dual German …

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]

A German Thanksgivakkah Miracle

By Rick Landman on Email

Today is a special day.  In a very rare occurrence, the first day of Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving Day.  Seventy four years ago, my family got its best gift.  Henry Landman, my 19-year-old father arrived by himself in New York City on Thanksgiving Day in 1939. A year earlier in …

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]

Kristallnacht: Before, During, and Especially After

By Rick Landman on Email

For decades, my father would give me a minute by minute accounting of the day the Gestapo woke him from his bed in Augsburg on November 10, 1938 until he fell asleep on the floor in Dachau at midnight.  Every year I also say Kaddish for Leopold Rieser, the attorney, …

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]

Are Germany’s 2014 Winter Olympic Uniforms A Sign of Bad Fashion Taste or a Political Statement?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As soon as Germany revealed their official uniforms for their participating athletes in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the internet went ablaze with speculation on whether or not they were making a political statement against the recent “anti-gay” legislation passed in Russia.  Others wondered if Germany has …

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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Becoming Proud of Being German

By John Bareither on Email

My discovery of my Inner German started when I was ten years old when we had to move from our apartment to a house. Well, our apartment building was sold and my carpenter father lost his workshop in the basement. The new landlord didn’t like all the noise that my …

John Bareither
John Bareither's writing spans a 15 year period, covering topics of crime, personal interest stories, biographies and more. He is currently working as a real estate researcher for Start Rehab and previously was employed by two commodity firms for 20 years. He's been a life long Evanstonian and Chicagoan.

Is It Too Soon For a Jewish Contingent in the Steuben Parade?

By Rick Landman on Email

For the 4th time, there was a Jewish Contingent walking in the Steuben Parade to commemorate German Jewish Contributions to America.  When I had the idea, I wondered if this mere act could be considered insensitive for some Jews.  I remember my own mixed emotions the first time I walked …

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]

The German Borsht Belt and the Atomic Bomb

By Rick Landman on Email

Most New Yorkers have heard about the Jewish Borsht Belt in the Catskills on Route 17 during the 20th Century.  But very few people know that there was a German enclave in the Catskills on Route 28, where German hotel owners catered to a mostly German Jewish refugee clientele from …

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]

“How German Sounds” Video Goes Viral, But Does It Accurately Depict the Language?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Over the last week I have watched the “How German Sounds Compared To Other Languages” YouTube video by the Copy Cat Channel cropping up on news sites small and big.  The entire concept of the video is to show the German language as being harsh compared to others such as …

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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