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Little Golden America Revisited

In the 1930s, Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov traveled through America on behalf of the Russian newspaper Pravda. They published a book about their journey, Das eingeschossige Amerika (literally, One-Storied America; translated as Little Golden America), reflecting the tense relationship between the US and the USSR. Eighty years later, their steps are recounted by writer Felicitas Hoppe—together with visual artists Alexej Meschtschanow and Jana Müller. Following the Russian duo’s original route, the traveling artists reexamine the East-West relationship—now in light of current political developments. More...

Focus: Refugees

    Munich: Where young refugees find a first place to call home

    For many years now, Munich has been one of the first destinations for refugees coming to Germany.  Ulrich Pointner, Director of SBW Flexible Aid, sponsored by the Catholic Youth Welfare, tells us how he is experiencing the current situation.More ...

    Welcome to Kaufbeuren

    In conversation with Jürgen Konrad, volunteer German teacher for refugees in his Bavarian hometown of Kaufbeuren/Allgäu.More ...

    Germany's Welcoming Culture

    In conversation with Victoria Rietig of the Migration Policy Institute.More ...
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    Private aid for refugees – under the banner of humanity

    A group of men and women from Brandenburg refused to watch idly as people die in the Mediterranean. With their ship Sea-Watch, the helpers rescue refugees from the deadly trap.More ...
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    Advent Calendar 2015

    From A for Adventskranz to Z for Zuckerstange: Your daily dose of everything you need to know about German Christmas traditions.

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    Helen und Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize

    The Translator's Prize is awarded annually to honor an outstanding literary translation from German into English published in the USA the previous year. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2016.