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.
Gerhard Richter Painting is a film about method. Slowly, it challenges us to see action in the quotidian, and to think carefully and critically about the making of art.
Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic.
In collaboration with American and German radio stations and producers, we are bringing a series of 50 radio features to you that explore the relationship between Germany and the US on all levels. From pretzels and beer to the Berlin Wall, from motorcycles to recycling, each piece offers a fresh perspective on just how much these two countries share.