Category Archives: Germany

Sculpture 9841: Johann Trollmann and the Sinti Holocaust

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a permanent memorial to the half-million Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazi Holocaust today in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, a temporary monument commemorating one single victim of the tragedy, Johann ‘Rukeli’ Trollmann (d. 1944), … Continue reading

Posted in Adolf Witt, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Boxer, Boxing, Germany, Gypsy, Holocaust, Johann Trollmann, Nazi, Roma, Romani, Sinti, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Euro 2012

The streets of Italy were eerily quiet Sunday night in wake of Italy’s 4-0 drubbing by Spain in the finals of the 2012 European Football Championships held in Poland and the Ukraine. In the midnight silence of Milan, one could … Continue reading

Posted in Bolatelli, Croatia, Euro 2012, football, Germany, Italy, John Terry, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil, Miroslav Klose, Poland, Respect Diversity, soccer, Sol Campbell, Spain, UEFA, Ukraine, Uncategorized, Zinedine Zadine | 2 Comments

From Istanbul to Munich

Earlier this month as I rode the train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt, Germany, I recalled a conversation that I had on an overnight train along the same route some twenty years ago. Two of us were stretched out in an … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Merkel, Germany, Immigration, Pilgrimage, Turkey | 2 Comments