Book Reviews

Orderly and Humane – German Refugees from World War 2

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  Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War I grew up with family stories about the German refugees from World War 2. Both of my parents came from the east… Mama from Silesia, Dad from Brandenburg, and both lost their homes.I had heard about DonauSchwaben, and stories about staying […]

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

The Hangman’s Daughter Book Review- A Mystery Set in Medieval Germany

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 The Hangman’s Daughter (Hangman’s Daughter Tales) I finally have the chance to write a The Hangman’s Daughter book review. I stumbled across the book by Oliver Pötzsch  a while ago, and put it on my shelf. I’m always intrigued by the books from Germany that get translated and become bestsellers in the US. On my way to the […]

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

German Easter Story Books For Kids- Perfect for Easter Baskets!

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Anna hilft dem Osterhasen: Ein Osterbilderbuch für Kinder (Anna und ihre Freunde) (Volume 2) (German Edition) Cute German Easter Story Books for kids are a nice (non-edible and non-messy) addition to the Easter Basket. The stories can be read over and over, long after the chocolate and candies have been eaten. Most of these Easter […]

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

History of Germans in America – German American Life : Recipes and Traditions

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German-American Life: Recipes and Traditions The book German American Life: Recipes and Traditions, by John D Zug and Karin Gottier, describing the History of Germans in America, has been on my shelf for a few years. It’s not a textbook, it’s more a series of essays written by German Americans detailing their experiences. Mixed in […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

Spoonfuls of Germany Cookbook Review- German Cooking in an American Kitchen

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Spoonfuls of Germany: German Regional Cuisine: Expanded Edition To me, the title of Nadia Hassani’s cookbook, “Spoonfuls of Germany”, has two meanings. When I think of food that you eat with a spoon, I imagine comfort foods, foods your mother or Oma would make to nourish you with love; foods that fill you up and […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

Tearing the Silence; On Being German in America by Ursula Hegi

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Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America Tearing the Silence –On Being German in America”, by Ursula Hegi, is not for everyone. I know from my family how difficult the subject of War is for Germans. The book is at times very personal, and often painful. Germans don’t generally do personal (at least, not […]

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

German Christmas Baking Recipes: Traditional Recipes Made Easy by Christian Teubner

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Christmas Baking: Traditional Recipes Made Easy Christian Teubner has written a number of German Cookbooks, but “Christmas Baking” is one that I reach for all the time. Originally titled “Weinachtsbaekerei”, it covers all of the traditional German Christmas Cookie Recipes, and even a few cakes and breads. It’s a little book, but it is LOADED […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake