German identity: with wings, roots and sweaty hands
“Punctual. Exact. Productive. Closed off. Careful. Inflexible. Humorless.” And some “Goethe” and “Einstein” thrown in for good measure.
If not us, then who? Volunteering with refugees at Moabit Hilft
I spent last Wednesday serving lunch to refugees with the volunteer group Moabit Hilft. The unmistakable sound of chanting protestors boomed towards us from the main street while my friend Lisa and I carted our tray of minestrone soups and schrippen around the park.
Berlin through the eyes of the homeless
In Berlin they are especially visible on the U-Bahn. They wait for the subway doors to close before they address the car with a rehearsed speech: “Excuse the interruption, I am one of Berlin's annoying homeless people...”.
Prejudice with condiments
Understanding Schwabenhass, gentrification, and the East-West divide.