Thomas Buergenthal grew up in Auschwitz, seeing the Nazi concentration camps through the eyes of a child. Luckily, he survived. He went on to become a lawyer and, eventually, a judge and human rights advocate.
What would the world be like if our children were given the chance to rewrite the concept of fairness? How big is space? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) opened its doors to over 400 children to explore the Kinderuniversity of the Goethe-Institut on November 1, 2019.
Drug dealers have enjoyed even more popularity on Netflix than they did in the world of TV in the 1980s. To date, such series have tended to revolve around billionaire cartel bosses. By contrast, the first German-made drug tale is about an 18-year-old from Leipzig who goes by the name of “Shiny Flakes” on the darknet and in whose bedroom the cops discovered 320 kilograms of narcotics. (Not) a tutorial.
Monument Lab in partnership with Goethe-Institut and Federal Agency for Civic Education invites applications for a 2020 cohort of Monument Lab Transnational Fellows. The call for fellows is part of the joint project Shaping the Past.
At the end of the Year of Germany in the USA, the Goethe-Instituts in the United States have strengthened their network with three completely updated institutes in Boston, Washington and Los Angeles. This is a signal of how important it is to continue the cultural and civil society dialogue between North America and Germany.
Television “Made in Germany” is having a golden moment with the rise of international streaming services. In this dossier, we highlight binge-worthy German serials and fill you in on where to watch them in the USA.
“Worlds of Homelessness” proposes an interdisciplinary and global engagement with homelessness and its connections to inequality, gentrification, racism and migration. Learn more about these pressing issues in this online compilation.
The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. In this online collection, you’ll find a timeline of Bauhaus history in the US, articles on Bauhaus members who immigrated to North America, and more.