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People Who Inspire

December 14, 2010 GW Administrator 0

Elke Miller-Schweigert, California How a happily married businesswoman and mother of two still found time to initiate the first full-time German-English immersion school and the first German kindergarten in Los Angeles. Whenever I see Elke […]

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Teachers Who Inspire

December 14, 2010 GW Administrator 0

Blake Peters, Oregon Can four weeks at a German immersion summer camp influence the rest of a student’s life? For Blake Peters, it certainly did! Coming from a family with no second language experience, Blake […]

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Theodor Escherich discovered e.coli

August 28, 2010 GW Administrator 2

In 1885 German-Austrian pediatrician and university professor Theodor Escherich discovered the bacterium Escherichia coli, in short e.coli. He was awarded the doctorate in medicine in 1881 and only four years later made his major discovery. […]

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The man behind sadomasochism

July 14, 2010 GW Administrator 0

The Austrian writer Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895) made his living in the 19th century by writing lots novels and novellas according to “sex sells” principle. He also wrote under the pen names Charlotte Arand […]

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L.A.’s German accent

July 4, 2010 GW Administrator 0

In the 1930s and ’40s, German and Austrian emigres brought intellect, wit and Freudian theory to what was then a pretty staid place. Today, Germans are still a presence but are more disparate. By Scott […]

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Deutsch lernen mit Musik: Grönemeyer – Letzter Tag

June 17, 2010 GW Administrator 0

Herbert Grönemeyer sings and Berlin’s Prima Ballerina Polina Seminova dances. <A HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fgermanworld-20%2F8014%2F1770b890-c47b-4604-b6ee-03d3c519f967&Operation=NoScript” mce_HREF=”http://ws.amazon.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fgermanworld-20%2F8014%2F1770b890-c47b-4604-b6ee-03d3c519f967&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> LETZTER TAG – Deutsch LAST DAY – English Weiß man, wie oft ein Herz brechen kann? Wie viele Sinne hat der […]