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Exhibition: "No Escape" - Erich Maria Remarques‘ classic “All Quiet on the Western Front“ turned Graphic Novel by Peter Eickmeyer.

The exhibition opens the series “100 Years after World War One” and can be seen from 8/22 - 9/12/2014 at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge. More...

Films at Goethe: "The Woman and the Stranger"

A love and war film directed by Rainer Simon in 1984/85. The film is part of the event series “100 Years After WWI”. Wednesday, 9/3, 6:30 pm. At the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium. More...

9-week German language classes starting September 6 - newly offered Monday thru Sunday!

Enroll now in one of our German language classes. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are offered. More...

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    1914–18   deutschenglish

    Offering a wide variety of views and perspectives, the Goethe-Institut reflects on the consequences and implications of the First World War era
    Foto: Zaumseil

    Blog: The Changing City   deutschenglish

    Two artists, two months, two cities – Berlin based artists Naomi Fearn and Marc Seestaedt set out to win the hearts of the City by the Bay and document their experience artistically.

    Step into German   english

    Enter the worlds of German music and Germany’s most popular sport, soccer.

    Just Add German

    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.

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