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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CRAFT BEER AND BREWING: Fun facts, instagram photos and a look at the history, price and most notable breweries

Craft brewery or microbrewery. A movement that started in the United Kingdom and North America back in the 1970s. Describing breweries that only produce small amounts of beer. Often with special tastes and flavours. Often with high Quality.

As the movement grew and even the smaller breweries expanded, people mostly speak of craft brewing rather than microbrewing.

Dee Stecco of #beerliveshere presents various types of craft brewing beer on instagram. Below we have a selection of various photos.

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THE HISTORY OF KINDERTRANSPORT: Hellfried Heilbut is one of the contemporary witnesses that was on board of one of the trains

"I was the only one in the train that wasn't howling like a dog." - Hellfried Heilbut remembers his experiences being on board of the Kindertransport.
“I was the only one in the train that wasn’t howling like a dog.” – Hellfried Heilbut remembers his experiences of being on board of the Kindertransport.

From November 1938 to September 1939 around tenthousand teenagers and children from Austria, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia and the Free City of Danzig were part of a rescue mission that should save them from the impending Holocaust. The mission known as Kindertransport – the German word for children transport – took predominantly Jewish children to places in Great Britain. To hostels, schools and farms.

Hellfried Heilbut from Lower Saxony in Western Germany was one of them. Only 12 years old, he was brought onboard of one of the trains heading to the Netherlands where a ship took him to the UK.

I was the only one in the train that wasn’t howling like a dog,” Heilbut tells the transatlantic diablog. His parents had prepared him for the journey. Told him they will follow. Knowing they could not. Hellfried Heilbut’s father, a well-known journalist, was later murdered in Auschwitz.

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