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Freelance writer and simultaneous interpreter, based in Berlin, Germany. I live in the shadow of Berlin's famous "Goldelse," the famous angel atop the Victory Column, hence the profile pic.
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Hitler's food taster breaks her silence after 68 years

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Margot Wölk finally tells her story

IF YOU’RE ANYTHING LIKE me, the twentieth century, with all its blessings and horrors, seems like a long time ago. Even if – like me – you experienced your entire youth and more within it, and both your parents and grandparents had box seats to the…


German bishops sabotage pedophile investigation

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:17pm 2 Comments

Don't touch that switch - pull the plug!

WHEN I FIRST STARTED blogging about the German Catholic sexual abuse scandal in this space a few years back, I did so with a feeling of hope – hope that thorough reporting by critical journalists (and, perhaps,…


Is there still such a place as "East Germany"? An activist tells about what remains of the land of his birth

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:30pm 3 Comments


The Third Generation East Germany bus in search of a vanished country

THE BERLIN WALL FELL twenty-three years ago and the Germans who once lived behind it have been struggling to fill the void it left behind ever since. Systemic underdevelopment, unemployment, crime, xenophobia, and depopulation have all come together…


The goblins in my basement

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:00am 14 Comments


I DON'T RECALL ANYONE ever telling me there were goblins in our basement, but I knew they were there. Not that knowing this caused me any worry as long as the sun was shining. Our goblins only came out at night, and I doubt I ever went down there after dusk over all the years I lived in my childhood home. But goblins weren't…


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