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DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his shoes off in a quiet suburban home! In memory of … Weiterlesen »

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ART Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

The artist was a poor person, both in fate and personality: Communist, member of the legendary Bauhaus in Dessau, Nazi prisoner, victim in a Concentration Camp, close collaborator with its SS commandant, soldier in the infamous penal company 999, prisoner of war in Yugoslavia, star architect and designer of the socialist East Germany and for … Weiterlesen »

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PRISON Interesting People Along The Way …(53)

He is inmate No. J81961 at Tehachapi State Prison: American Timothy Fenster- macher, a high school dropout.  Many prisoners pass time building up their bodies, studying law or writing bitter letters. Inspired by a chance reading of the „Biblical Archaeology Review“, Fenstermacher began studying Egyptian history and language. Few would have predicted two decades ago … Weiterlesen »

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HONOUR Let’s Get Personal … (No. 15)

Well, I am a proud Honorary Citizen of the glorious city of Nashville (Tennessee). I was elected (they say: „duly accepted“) and given („awarded“) the important looking certificate in the motordrome on September 18th of 1981 – more than 31 years ago. Together with a strong handshake of mayor Richard Fulton. In the meantime I’ve … Weiterlesen »

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MONSTERS Interesting People … (No. 32)

Dip into German history. GDR versus BRD, communist East against democratic West. Travel to Hohenschönhausen near Berlin and try to get close to the Stasi prison, including torture cellars and hospital of the Secret Service. On GDR maps the streets around the prisons weren’t even mentioned, buy a new map if you can! If you … Weiterlesen »

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