Returning to Berlin: A Jew’s letter to her murdered grandparents
15 November 2022 | 5:24 am
Maya Lasker-Wallfisch, the daughter of Auschwitz survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, has written a book that deals with her trauma through fictional letters to her grandparents who were killed during the Holocaust.
This year’s Berlin Fashion Week, which was held in one of the city’s former electrical factories mid-March, was largely focused on the work of Jean Gritsfeldt. The Ukrainian fashion designer was unable to attend in person as he could not leave Kyiv due to the war. But activist movement Fashion Revolution managed to recreate key items of his collection from scratch. It was a powerful cross-border collaboration and a message of peace, which Berlin designers Esther Perbandt and Natacha Von Hirschhausen helped to spread.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will not be joining the board of directors at Twitter as announced last week. Musk remains Twitter's largest shareholder.
At the start of April, Germany lifted most of its COVID restrictions. Entertainment and hospitality venues are banking on an upswing after two years of the pandemic, which saw earnings in the sector slump by 40%.
India's Narendra Modi and Germany's Olaf Scholz did not take reporters' questions following their talks in Berlin, reportedly at the insistence of the Indian prime minister.
More than 20 looted objects from Namibia — including jewelry, tools, fashion and dolls — are being sent back to the country. The loan is the latest move by Germany to address its colonial past.
Climate activists are outraged after the chancellor lectured hecklers. A government spokeswoman said Scholz did not compare environmentalists to Nazis, as a leading German activist alleged based on what she had inferred.
Authorities say the alleged perpetrator is mentally ill and is being temporarily placed in psychiatric care. The crash in a popular shopping area in Berlin left one teacher dead and several students injured.
Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey spoke for 15 minutes with a man posing as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. But then the suspicion arose that a counterpart was a deepfake.
Berlin's Fête de la Musique took place this time without coronavirus restrictions for the first time in two years. The outdoor concerts are free for all. But while many are celebrating the end of the pandemic, infection numbers are rising again.
A security guard discovered swastikas on the Holocaust memorial in Berlin. Separately, a spokesperson for the Sachsenhausen memorial site warned of a possible "disinformation campaign" after suspicious Telegram posts.
In one incident, two girls and a boy were confronted by a group of nine people in the Berlin neighborhood of Mitte. Elsewhere in the capital, a man was physically assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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