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What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

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Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 Most history books give you plain facts… you learn about wars, you learn who was king, and where the borders changed. What you don’t usually get, is what was it LIKE to be a peasant and have battles raging around you? To actually struggle to feed a family? […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

Die Häschenschule A Day At Bunny School -A German Easter Classic

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If you are of a certain age, you probably had a storybook about a Rabbit School on your bookshelves as a child. In 1924 Albert Sixtus published a book about a bunnies going school called Die Häschenschule. 95 years later, this classic book is still charming children all over Germany.  For Easter in 2019, the […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

Home From Home : German American Essays by Susanne Bacon

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Susanne Bacon, author of the Wycliff novel series, recently published her German-American Essays in a book called “Home from Home”.  Each essay describes what it feels like to be a German in the United States. To look at everyday life through a slightly different lens, shaped by different experiences. Susanne came to the US as […]

Burg Maus- The Perfect Setting for a Mystery! Guest Post by Rachel Selle

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

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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 a long goatee and pointed cap captured the hearts […]

European Down Comforters and Pillows -Sleep like at Oma’s

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