Movie/TV Review

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 […]

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Escape from GDR / Flucht aus der DDR- The History of the Berlin Wall

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On October 3rd  2015, Germany celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Re-Unification. For too many years East and West were divided by a Wall that surrounded East Berlin. The Wall separated families and friends, and kept people essentially locked up. Granted, not everyone hated being in the East, but many wanted to escape what they considered […]

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

German Unity Day Movies- Remembering The Berlin Wall in Film on Oct. 3

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We do love Movie Night in our home. I was thinking, since October 3rd is German Unity Day, why not watch movies that show the before and after of German Unification? These German Unity Day Movies are a fascinating time capsule of sets and clothing. And they also give a little insight into the mindset […]

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