Tag Archives: Berlin

Nobody needs an Airport

Zur deutschen Fassung. Have you been wondering how the revolutionary 9-euro ticket has transformed travel in Germany? Well, as expected, trains and buses are visibly fuller, sometimes crowded, although rarely overcrowded. (And if so, it’s always because of people who … Continue reading

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Drug Dealers with an Honor Code

Zur deutschen Fassung. July 2022. Hasenheide in Berlin-Neukölln. A large, green park with a petting zoo, an open-air cinema, a dog-walking area, an arboretum, a monument to the women who allegedly rebuilt Germany after World War II (which is a … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, Genocide did not go Unpunished – April 1922: Operation Nemesis

Zur deutschen Fassung. A few days ago, on April 24th, it was the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. You probably didn’t notice, unless you have a large Armenian diaspora in your neighborhood. And because Armenians flock to wine and cognac, that … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, an Armenian Student took the Law into his own Hands – March 1921: Operation Nemesis

Zur deutschen Fassung. For the series “One Hundred Years Ago …”, I had promised one episode per month. But the last episode about the Russian Civil War and Mongolia met with plenty of positive responses and led to new supporters … Continue reading

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Why is German reunification celebrated on 3 October?

Today, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. The history buffs among you will know that the Berlin Wall fell almost a year earlier, on 9 November 1989. So why … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts (7)

Don’t blame me for looking at your ( . )( . ) when you wear sunglasses and I can’t look at your eyes. In Venezuela, the richest country in South America between the 1950s and the 1980s, and still the … Continue reading

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Sad Things (9) BND palm tree

One of two alibi trees in front of an ugly concrete block which will house the BND, Germany’s Intelligence Service, in Berlin. This one tree is even worse than if there was no tree at all. It’s like rubbing it … Continue reading

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Did you notice the Irony? (8) FEMEN vs. Barbie

I didn’t even know that this ugly Barbie doll was still alive, but now she apparently got a big house in Berlin, probably financed by prostitution her sugardaddies. If you need an overdose of bad taste and pink you can visit … Continue reading

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Volksverhetzung von oben

Durch das Leben in einer weltoffenen und multikulturellen Stadt wie London bin ich vielleicht etwas verwöhnt was den Umgang mit Minderheiten angeht, aber was ich diese Woche aus meiner deutschen Heimat vernehmen mußte, machte mich wirklich fassungslos: Berlins Innensenator Ehrhart … Continue reading

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German minister incites racism.

Maybe I have gotten spoilt regarding respect for minorities and other cultures since moving to London, probably Europe’s most multi-cultural city. But what I heard this week from a German minister about some ethnic minorities was shocking even by German … Continue reading

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