Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Early morning at a Cologne tramway stop. A group of students gathers to put final touches to some billboards – all selfmade as student Moritz states. He is one of the secondary school’s students taking part in this day’s Fridays for Future-protests. A global initiative of young people protesting against less action against climate change. “It’s our generation that is affected,” says senior student Moritz. … Continue reading Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

“I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

For him it was the start of a new life. Leaving behind the state he could not live in anymore. For the German Democratic Republic (GDR) it was a way of earning money from West Germany. In July 1979 Christoph Becke was ransomed by West Germany after being imprisoned in East Berlin for a year. A look back: One year earlier Becke decided to flee … Continue reading “I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux

Its historic city centre is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage List entries as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble” of the 18th century. French town Bordeaux. Located in the southwestern part of the country. Home of around 250,000 people. Ran through by the river Garonne. Link: La Boulangerie, a French bakery. People from Bordeaux are called “Bordelais” (for men) and “Bordelaises” (women). The region and … Continue reading Wine, World Heritage and French West Coast – Facts and photos from the city of Bordeaux