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“With every airplane I prayed that our small village would be spared from the attacks”

Elisabeth Epple was born on 25th January 1932 in Steinbronnen, a small village near Bad Saulgau in the southwest of Germany. Born into a farming family, she was the youngest of six children. Just one year after her birth, the Nazis took over Germany under Hitler’s leadership. In 1938, when she was only six years old, World War II started, and she experienced seven years … Continue reading “With every airplane I prayed that our small village would be spared from the attacks”

Seeking Happiness – Brazilians on their way to Portugal

Portugal has been a popular country for migrants since the end of the 20th century. Especially Brazilians repeatedly find their way to the sunny country on the Atlantic coast. According to the International Organisation of Migration, with 183 000 members, the Brazilian community is the largest migrant group that represents around 27 percent of all the foreigners living in Portugal. The two countries share a … Continue reading Seeking Happiness – Brazilians on their way to Portugal

No more crowds, no more waiting

It’s Wednesday afternoon at the NEMO Museum. As you enter the first floor of the exhibitions you can already see a lot of people walking around. Many experiments and test objects are set up here. In the entire museum, you can spot children aged between five and twelve, running from experiment to experiment. The longer they use the test objects, the wider the children’s eyes get. … Continue reading No more crowds, no more waiting

“We have developed from the age of the word to the age of the (moving) image”

Journalist Daniel Völpel (43) from Stuttgart works in the fields of science, economics, and local politics. During his studies of history and political science, he already worked part-time for the local newspaper Böblinger Bote. Before he started his own business as a freelance journalist in 2009, he was employed by the Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung and the Schwarzwälder Bote. He has been working in the industry for … Continue reading “We have developed from the age of the word to the age of the (moving) image”