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

HOW TO LEARN GERMAN? – Liverpudlian students visit an international class at a Cologne grammar school

It’s even a little more international as usual in teacher Mathias Fehn’s class this morning at a Cologne grammar school. Among his students, all refugees or young people coming from foreign countries like Syria, Greece, Italy, Iraq and Spain, are five students from Liverpool University – all of the them future teachers.

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