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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 […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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!!!

The Elves of Cologne -The story of the Helpful little Heinzelmännchen of Köln

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  Once upon a time, so the legend goes, the city of Cologne was helped along by a little race of creatures called Heinzelmännchen. It began simply enough… when the humans went to bed, the Heinzelmännchen came along and finished up all the work that had been left undone. The Elves of Cologne The Heinzelmännchen (The […]

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

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

Richard Scarry Dictionary- My Best Word Book Mein Allerschoenstes Wörterbuch

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I still have my old beat up copy of Mein Allerschoenstes Woerterbuch by Richard Scarry (My Best Word Book). This Richard Scarry Dictionary has seen some loving in its time. Now, it’s hard to get excited about a dictionary. Most of them are thick, filled with lots of words that I can’t spell, so it’s […]

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