The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.
Bundestag Election 2017
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has announced that it will present the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Elie Wiesel Award
At the meeting of the international anti-ISIS alliance in Washington, DC, Germany announced an additional $250 million in aid for stabilization and humanitarian assistance in Iraq and Syria.
Germany represents one of the largest delegations at this years‘ Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, Austria.
Special Olympics World Winter Games
After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.
Order of Merit for Buergenthal
Beginning March 1, Germany will begin issuing new passports with even more security features, including secure paper with watermarks and other features that become visible under UV light. The new pass...
A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.
What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!
Word of the Week