Germany: The answer to an old Question

The formation of a state can be both a  beautiful and terrifying event .   As a national you now have a home and  place to live with people of a common culture and heritage, an identity.   If you are a founder of the new state, there would be a sense of  accomplishment of … Read more

German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany

On October 3, 1990, the states of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) shed their last ties to their Soviet created structure and joined the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). The 23rd article of West Germany’s 1949 constitution, the Basic Law, had been drafted specifically to allow for such an arrival from the East. … Read more

Kiel, the capital and most populous city

Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein. Schleswig-Holstein is located in West Germany. Kiel is located at the head of Kieler Frde which is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. During World War II three-fourths of the city was destroyed by bombs. Kiel was a major naval base during the war. Kiel’s major industries now are … Read more

Doing Business In Germany

Like many other northern Europeans, Germans tend to take a deal-focused, low-context and monochronic approach to doing business. North Americans and Australians find Germans relatively formal, southern Europeans often describe them as reserved and most Asians consider them very direct. Of course there are important north/south and east/west differences in German business customs, not to … Read more

World War II anti-Semitic activity

When the Nazi party came to power in January of 1933, it almost immediately began to take hostile measures toward the Jewish people. The government passed special legislation that excluded Jews from the protection of German law. The property of Jews was then legally seized, and concentration camps were set up in which Jews were … Read more

Racism in Nazi Germany

Throughout Nazi Germany in the period 1928 through to 1941, racism was utilized by Hitler, and in turn his Nazi party, most predominantly to secure Hitlers position as dictator, and secondly to unite the German people against a common enemy, which would lead to a united powerful state, ready and able to exert its national … Read more

Mans Inhumanity Towards Man

Man’s inhumanity to man is everywhere. I firmly believe that people on this earth should be treated and respected equally. People are all unique. They come from different backgrounds, have different beliefs and ideas, but treating others in such an inhuman way, as the Jewish were in the concentration camps is cruel and should have … Read more