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Protected: Rock n’ roll in Germany: A Q & A with Dan Webb

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Second Day in Berlin: Holocaust Memorial and McDonald’s

Second Day in Berlin: Holocaust Memorial and McDonald’s

Share When approaching from behind, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe does not look impressive. Small slabs of concrete. Still. Emotionless. Then, you walk through it, down the slightly sloping passages until you are alone, surrounded on everyside by the suddenly massive structures. It comes on slowly. With virtually no markings or engravings,…

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Sachsenhausen

Sachsenhausen

Share Today Megan and I went to Sachsenhausen, a former concentration camp. The camp first opened in 1936 and was originally planned to hold politicalĀ opponents, but as tension escalated and the Nazi party came to power the camp held all who were considered social misfits. These people were not only political opponents and Jews, but…

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First Night in Berlin: The Ramones and Punk Rock

Share Having been in Berlin all of five minutes, I made sure my first stop was the Ramones museum where I interviewed owner and superfan Florian Hayler. Naturally, I had to know, why on earth is there a Ramones museum, a band from New York City, in Berlin? “The Ramones museuem is in Berlin becuase…

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