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What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

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Unser Sandmännchen 643772 Hand Puppet Sandmann 35 cm Multi-Coloured When the Wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell, many of the icons produced by the East vanished. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the Sandmaennchen? And how did he continue to thrive despite his East German origins? This little figure with […]

Traditions from Germany- Traditional German Christmas Decorations

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 […]

Traditions from Germany- Traditional German Christmas Decorations

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 […]

“Effigy: Poison and the City”