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The Sorrows of Young Wörter

From a list compiled by the Leibniz Institute for the German Language of more than a thousand German words that have been coined since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Two Germanys

The East, the West, and the meaning of home

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As of this writing, the United States, which has 4.2 percent of the world’s population, accounts for nearly 30 percent of total COVID-19 mortalities. Among Americans, a common response to…

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Tracing the origins of the German nation

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No Reservations

From “The ‘Noble Indian’: A Godsend for the Extreme Right,” published in Le Monde last July. Translated from the French by John Cullen. Sitting Bull was a Sioux chief who…

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The Storyteller

Pierre Jarawan explores the evolution of identity and home in his debut novel

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Echt Deutsch

How the refugee crisis is changing a nation’s identity

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Remains of the Day

By Christa Wolf (1929–2011), from One Day a Year, a journal that she kept each September 27 from 1960 until her death. The most recent volume will be published next month by…

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March 2017

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