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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson- My Review

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“In the Garden of Beasts” refers to the Tiergarten in Berlin (which translates to Animal Park or Beast Garden).  Much of the book takes place around this beautiful park,  once the hunting ground for the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, the Grosse. In the 1930s, the Reichstag, the US Embassy, the Brandenburg Gate and Görings “city house” […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

Threaten To Undo Us by Rose Seiler Scott – My book Review

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Threaten to Undo Us Those of you who have followed my website for a while may have heard me talk about how my mother’s family was relocated from their home in Silesia. In all, 12 million German Nationals were forced out of Eastern European Countries after World War 2 as part of a pact made […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

Who are those Cartoon Men on German TV? The Mainzelmännchen!!!

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Isn’t it nice how the little things can make you so happy? One distinctly German cartoon that brought me endless delight was the Mainzelmännchen! These little animated men on German TV would come on during the commercials in quick animated spots that just made us LAUGH. Over the years, these adorable little guys have appeared […]

German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

Some of my Favorite German Cookbooks in English- Make German Food at Home!

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Because of my recent move, I had to box up my Cookbook collection. (Some people might think I have a cookbook problem, but I look at it more as an “enthusiasm”.) There were a lot. (I stopped counting at 15 boxes… Tech Guy just shook his head)  But in packing them up, I was able […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

What is a Duden? It is MORE than Just a German Dictionary!

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Duden 01 – Die deutsche Rechtschreibung What is a Duden? Is it just a wordbook? A dictionary? A sort of Encyclopedia? A bit of a grammar guide? In truth, it’s all of those things. The German Duden or Vollständiges Orthographisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (Complete Orthographical Dictionary of the German Language) by Konrad Duden is the gold […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

The Gingerbread for Liberty Book- The Story of a German American Hero during the Revolution

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  Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution The Gingerbread for Liberty book is a lovely way to celebrate German American Day on October 6th. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by Mara Rockliff is based on the true story of Christopher Ludwich, a German Baker who arrived in America as a […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

Your Favorite German Children’s Books, in English and German!

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  I grew up reading German books for children in German. Sadly, my kids never learned German (read why HERE), and I was sad that they would never get to enjoy the stories that were so familiar to me. Now I’m finding more and more German Children Books in English… so, finally, my kids will […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale