Category Archives: germany

The Staggering Relevance of Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer’s been dogging me for decades and sometimes I do wish he’d back off, because he’s always reminding me that anything of value has a high price. I’m a tight-wad, I don’t like to pay high prices. Continue reading

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Ein Deutsches Requiem!

Today was full of beautiful things, the highlight being attending the Central Oregon Symphony’s presentation of Brahms’ German Requiem, joined by the Cascade Chorale and Central Oregon Mastersingers. My dear friends Jane and Julia were my company, along with the … Continue reading

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Berthe Fraser, from Housewife to French Resistance Hero

(1894-1956). She appeared to be an average French housewife, but was a hero of the French Resistance, fighting the WWII Nazi German occupation of France.
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German Homeschooling Ban Comes to Blog Talk Radio Tomorrow!

If you’re following the crisis in Germany regarding that country’s ban on homeschooling, you may be interested in tuning in tomorrow to the new BlogTalkRadio Homeschool Show, live at 1 p.m. Central Time, Monday, July 21 (follow that link). You … Continue reading

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Art Heist: What’s Your Theory?

Artist: Claude Monet Title: Poppy Field Near Vetheuil Style: Impressionist Year: 1879 Location: A white van, last seen speeding away from the B├╝hrle Collection Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2008, possibly headed to a corrupt Saudi collector or … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer and Gatto on Education

For Kinderlehrer , a post for her International Freedom in Education Day. Since I just spent a great deal of time reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I’ll submit something interesting I came across in Eberhard Bethge’s Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. From … Continue reading

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International Freedom in Education Day

Kinderlehrer over at Educating Germany is hosting the International Freedom in Education Day. If you have a post to add to her carnival, please head over there; she’ll be running this through tomorrow. If you would like to learn more … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer executed today in 1945

Monday, April 9 – today’s date – in 1945, was the morning of the hanging of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. German pastor, writer, dissident, and martyr. A great force behind the German Resistance to Hitler’s Nazi regime. … Continue reading

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