Hiking in the countryside: lonely on the way in German forests

AJust wander through nature – this longing is ancient. In the Romantic period and later, Ludwig Tieck, Joseph von Eichendorff and Heinrich Heine were already enthusiastic about the unique “forest solitude”. Today, between (pausing) overtourism, Instagram lemmings and the all-encompassing corona pandemic, the desire for a wild green idyll far away from the crowds is […]

History of a concentration camp memorial: Memorial policy in Buchenwald

After the liberation of Buchenwald, the GDR and then the FRG tried to exploit its history. The AfD benefits from this. The liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp is celebrating its 75th anniversary on April 11, 2020 Photo: Martin Schutt / zb / dpa Every memorial event is a political act. Behind the seemingly always […]