Obtaining Dual German-American Citizenship As A German Jew

By Rick Landman on Email

Like other Baby Boomers, I grew up hating Germans from watching black & white war movies and hearing about the Nazi atrocities.  However, I was the child of two German Holocaust Survivors, with parts of my family living in Germany since the 1500’s.  I heard beautiful stories of Jewish life …

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]

Jewish Steuben Parade Contingent Seeks Your Help

By Rick Landman on Email

Are you, or do you know anyone of German Jewish Descent, or any Dual German-American Jews?  For the fourth year, there will be a Jewish Contingent marching in the New York Steuben German-American Friendship Parade (September 21, 2013) commemorating German Jewish contributions to America.  Most people do not know how …

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]

Why Bayern Has To Win the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final

By Alex Ruppenthal on Email

Why Bayern has to win Munich’s airport lifted its ban on late-night flights to send Chelsea FC fans back to London after last year’s Champions League Final against FC Bayern München. Some Chelsea supporters stayed the night, wearing smiles while roaming Munich’s streets after their club shocked FC Bayern, which, …

Alex Ruppenthal
Alex Ruppenthal is a reporter & writer whose been told that he sounds Bavarian when he speaks German, an unmatched compliment for the son of a Bavarian father who moved to Chicago for love (Alex's mom). Currently a reporter covering the Chicago suburbs for Shaw Media, Alex graduated from the University of Missouri with journalism and German degrees and then lived in Munich for a year. He's covered the NCAA Tournament, Major League Baseball and the Polar Bear Plunge, which he's done three times.
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NYC’s Holocaust Memorial Park Now Inclusive to Other Victims of the Nazi Era

By Rick Landman on Email

America now has public stone memorial markers remembering the lives of the Other Victims of the Nazi Era and is now telling their stories.   In the early 1990’s, New York City created the Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, with well  over 100 stone markers to memorialize the …

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]

One Family’s Pre-War German Hagadah Still In Use Today

By Rick Landman on Email

After my 18 year old father was released from Dachau, he packed his family’s set of Passover “Hagadahs” and sent them to his father in New York City in 1939, and then used his Temporary Transit Visa to get to London.  He then joined his father in NYC in November …

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 Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans

By Rick Landman on Email

This month the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum held a conference to be a Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans.   I went because my father was both; an inmate of Dachau after Kristallnacht and with the U.S. Army when they liberated the town of Dachau. As a …

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]

From Washington Heights to Munich

By Rick Landman on Email

In my last installment, you learned how the Torah that my mother’s father brought to America was given to the Liberal Congregation Beth Shalom in Munich.  From 1946 until the early 1960’s, that Torah was housed in Congregation Beth Hillel in Washington Heights, NY.  This was a congregation of Jews …

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 Torah Returns Home to Germany

By Rick Landman on Email

I started the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors in 1990. At its peak, we had 150 members in eleven countries, with about a dozen members living in Germany, mostly in Munich. Later in that decade, Rabbi Walter Homolka came to my Synagogue (CBST – the …

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 5 Most Popular Posts on German Pulse in 2012

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We saw major growth on German Pulse during 2012 thanks to the loyalty of our readers.  During the year we were hard at work bringing you great articles on a wide variety of topics.  In fact, once this post goes public, it will mark our 371st post this year.  That …

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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Gay Marriage in 1965 and a German Torah

By Rick Landman on Email

I started coming out as a nice Jewish gay boy in 1965 at the age of 13.  It started in April with me asking my Hebrew School teacher if there was a blessing for two men to get married.  That was when we were learning the ritual of breaking a …

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]