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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...

Panel discussion "100 Years Later: What Effect Remains From WWI on the European-American Relationship?"

The panel discussion is part of the event series “100 Years After WWI”. Tuesday, 9/16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, UC Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Hall, Level G, Berkeley. More...

Films at Goethe: "Majub‘s Journey"

This documentary reconstructs the fate of Majub bin Adam Mohamed. During World War I, Majub and his father are part of the askari soldiers – the colonial protection force – fighting in East Africa. In person: Eva Knopf, director. Wednesday, 9/17/2014, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

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    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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