Latvia: Salmon have to fly in the Kurzeme region

The Courland region DRamatic cliffs. Lonely sandy beaches. Miles of dunes. Pine and deciduous forests. Ice age lakes and moors. The hills of Courland Switzerland. … Read more

Soviet ghosts by Natascha Wodin

Yevgenya Yakovlevna Ivashchenko, the author’s mother, has always been on the wrong side, but the portrayal of her daughter is poignant. “If you had seen … Read more

Franz Lehár: Justice for the last operetta king!

What does the ailing, 74-year-old Franz Lehár, who (also to protect his Jewish wife) hid more and more in his neat villa in Bad Ischl, … Read more

A biography of Felix Hartlaub has been published

MWith a proverbial sentence from Jaroslav Hasek’s well-known Schwejk novel, he said goodbye. That was on April 20, 1945, of all things. The encirclement of … Read more

Ghost locations in Germany: what was left of the Soviet Union

Germany Ghost sites What was left of the Soviet Union in Germany Barracks, bunkers, weapon depots – there were about 1,500 such Soviet locations in … Read more