‘Berlin 1945’ Book Offers Look at the Aftermath of WWII In Rare Photo Collection

By Eva Schweitzer on Email

You’d think you know everything about postwar Berlin, but you are wrong. Berlin in the years after 1945 is seen as a city divided among the four Allies—America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union—but it was the Soviet Army only that conquered Berlin in April and May 1945 and …

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Germany’s Brockhaus Encyclopedia Sells Final Print Copies

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s equivalent of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Brockhaus, ended sales of its printed volumes when it sold off its remaining inventory last week. While the books will only be available as used copies, or via online channels that still have a few in stock, its publisher has promised continued updates to an …

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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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Berlinica To Hold Special Book Reading At NYC’s KGB Bar This Sunday

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Looking for something German to do in NYC this weekend?  Berlinica, an independent publishing company focused on bringing readers informative stories on Berlin’s history, will be holding a special book reading at the KGB Bar in New York City on Sunday, June 16.  From 7-9pm, David Henry Sterry will be …

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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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Kickstarter Project For Book on Bruce Springsteen’s ’88 East Berlin Concert Is Days Away From Its Goal

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There was no shortage of concerts to help aid in bringing down the Berlin Wall in the late 80’s and early 90’s, and while the most well-known is The Wall – Live in Berlin concert featuring Rodger Waters, David Hasselhoff, Bon Jovi, and more, there is an even more fascinating …

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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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Fourth Annual Festival Neue Literatur Welcomes 6 Rising German Authors This Weekend

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

New York’s Festival Neue Literatur (FNL) will be kicking off its fourth year this weekend (Feb 22-24, 2013) with an all new set of guest authors that include six rising German language and two American writers.  Established in 2009, FNL is a one of a kind literary festival in New York …

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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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Famed German Crime Writer Takes A Stab At The U.S. Market

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Whether you’re a top-selling artist, musician, or author, crossing over into a new international market can be a hit or miss, and often it turns out to be a miss.  That isn’t stopping one of Germany’s best-selling authors from giving it a try though.  Nele Neuhaus quickly gained fame in …

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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“Nick, The Journey of a Lifetime”

By Christine Schimpf on Email

Did you ever wonder how many of the immigrants who found success in America made it? What drove them to cross the Atlantic Ocean to an unknown land and to a language they could not speak? Is there a story of immigration in your own family? The story of Nick …

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Christine Schimpf graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts. She has published speeches, poems, magazine articles and theatrical student study guides. She is married to her husband for more than twenty years and lives and in rural Wisconsin where she attributes her source of inspiration.

Book Giveaway: Wings of Desire — Angels of Berlin

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Wings of Desire — Angels of Berlin is the latest book about to be released by Berlinca, and we are giving away a free copy to one lucky winner on German Pulse. This 100 page, full picture book, features the many eye-catching angel sculptures found throughout the city of Berlin. …

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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“Reconciling Lives” To Launch in the US With Panel Discussion on German-Jewish Relations

By Amanda Pedersen on Email

At a reception at Allianz headquarters in Berlin, Germany, on October 12, 2012, Alvin Gilens’ book Reconciling Lives was officially launched. This book features the stories of young German volunteers sent by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) to the US, Great Britain, Czech Republic and Israel. The focus of the …

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Curious About the Creators of Curious George

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Everyone remembers Curious George, the inquisitive little monkey. If you did not read the books as a child, I’m sure you have read them to your children or grandchildren.  Over the years, millions have followed along as Curious George learned the alphabet, went to the hospital, and hung from a …

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