Movie/TV Review

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, mostly because something different already existed in the West, and the Wessi got to keep its job. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the […]

What is German Unity Day – Tag der Deutschen Einheit

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 […]

What is German Unity Day – Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Is Deutschland 83 on DVD… YES! My Review and Where to Buy it!

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Deutschland 83: Season 1 It’s an important question, especially since Deutschland 86 is set to be released (and you might want to catch up!)….Is Deutschland 83 on DVD? There are many of us don’t get the Sundance channel, but we have heard so much about this groundbreaking TV Series from Germany and want to see […]

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

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 […]

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

Windstärke 8 or Wind Force 8 TV Series

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Windstärke 8 [Import allemand] Windstärke 8  or Wind Force 8 is a multi part documentary/ reality series from Germany on ARD that attempts to show conditions on emigrant  ships headed to America in the 1800s. Although over 5000 people tried out to be on the program, only 14 passengers, 5 children and 18 sailors were chosen […]

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

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 what it was like before the Wall came down and after of German Unification? These German Unity Day Movies are a fascinating time capsule of sets and clothing. And they also […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home