Fanta Anniversary Ad in Germany Removed After Online Backlash

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Coca-Cola invented Fanta, the fizzy orange soda, in Germany 75 years ago and to commemorate the popular drink’s anniversary in Germany, the company produced a special ad that stirred up a little trouble, resulting in its removal shortly after being posted online. Fanta was created in Germany during World War II …

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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 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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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 …

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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]

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 …

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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]

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]

Book Review: auf Wiedersehen

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

auf Wiedersehen – World War II Through the Eyes of a German Girl Book by Christa Holder Ocker ///   Christa, an outgoing 7 year old, tells the story of her family’s evacuation during the collapse of the Third Reich towards the end of WWII and their eventual immigration to New …

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Stories from Camp Frederick: German World War II POWs in Frederick, Maryland (Part 5)

By Amelia Cotter on Email

This is the fifth post of a five part series that will be appearing on German Pulse over a five week period.  Many of the primary sources in this work come directly from the archives at The Frederick County Historical Society in Frederick, Marlyand.  Links to the other parts of this …

Amelia Cotter
Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at www.ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at [email protected].
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Stories from Camp Frederick: German World War II POWs in Frederick, Maryland (Part 4)

By Amelia Cotter on Email

This is the fourth post of a five part series that will be appearing on German Pulse over a five week period.  Many of the primary sources in this work come directly from the archives at The Frederick County Historical Society in Frederick, Marlyand.  Links to the other parts of this …

Amelia Cotter
Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at www.ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at [email protected].
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Stories from Camp Frederick: German World War II POWs in Frederick, Maryland (Part 3)

By Amelia Cotter on Email

This is the third post of a five part series that will be appearing on German Pulse over a five week period.  Many of the primary sources in this work come directly from the archives at The Frederick County Historical Society in Frederick, Marlyand.  Links to the other parts of this …

Amelia Cotter
Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at www.ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at [email protected].
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Stories from Camp Frederick: German World War II POWs in Frederick, Maryland (Part 2)

By Amelia Cotter on Email

This is the second post of a five part series that will be appearing on German Pulse over a five week period.  Many of the primary sources in this work come directly from the archives at The Frederick County Historical Society in Frederick, Marlyand.  Links to the other parts of this …

Amelia Cotter
Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Visit her official website at www.ameliacotter.com, or write to her any time at [email protected].
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