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Exhibition: "Notre Mère la Guerre - Mother War - Mutter Krieg" - A graphic novel from France

The comic tells the story of a serial killer who brutally murders three young women in the winter of 1915 in the French Champagne region. The exhibition can be seen from 9/19 - 10/10/2014 at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge. More...

German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen!

Your students made a decision to study German – and perhaps they have been studying German for a few years already. Now they are asking the question about how they can use German in their future career. Tuesday, October 7, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

Arnold Schönberg’s Music -Expressionism and the Turbulence of WWI

Lecture-Performance with Axel Ster, assistant professor at the Musikhochschule Lübeck and Mezzo-Soprano Kindra Scharich. Thursday, October 9, 7 pm, at Salle Pianos, 1632 C Market Street, San Francisco. More...

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    Current Projects

    Deutsch Online   deutschenglish

    Sign up now for our new group online German course "Deutsch Online". Registration possible until September 8, 2014!
    Copyright: Global Screen Munich

    Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase   english

    The Autumn Showcase at New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown will feature four celebrated films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to kick-off the 2014-15 Season.

    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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