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Fresh update on "berlin" discussed on Real Monsters
"Sort of gave them to some of the names. That you probably will be a whiff for example Hermann goering yes. So he eventually Sort of met up with hermann goering and they i guess they said got friendly if that's the right word for it and So a lot of the modern stuff actually a lot of the modern stuff and a lot of the stuff. That may be Pasta and think. Hitler would be interested in going step and went. Oh you know what that would look nice in my chalet so gerring start taking away huge bits of art as well so he started sort of using the e r to confiscate art for his own personal use. So that would sort of that. Going on with all the high level nazis as well So basically he just You've just got working and he was never caught The hitler referred to him as the professor. He was sort of given honorific because he was such so good at his job and he never he never not punish word. He died of cancer in nineteen forty two before the war was even over So it was kind of a yeah So at his funeral all of the senior directors of all of the museums were invited gerbers The one that delivered the eulogy and it they reckon that he stole about twenty five hundred artworks just for the lids museum in the three years that he was had a hero and that doesn't hundred as account that stuff he gave during herbals are any of the other high ranking people or the stuff that was destroyed. This is just specific works. That went to the berlin museum though the Fewer museum so that's just one guy And that's just over three years so you could imagine he had quite a few. We had at least half a dozen really close people or to me. There's some flight of geese going over. You may have heard some honking in the background. I was gonna say this stinks realization of everything that the nazis did. There's gotta be you know attend to everyone who's doing at ten who haven't been caught or even looked at. Yeah doing some sort of graph related to it really sick thing is that a lot of these people didn't get caught so the same people that were actually hoping sees get the are actually after the war became the ones that were responsible for returning it to the owners. Just seriously guys. Well i mean in hauer. They not caught if the germans are known for anything. it's for record keeping. Oh i was gonna say the records..
Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein
"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.
Berlin-Tel Aviv 2036 Olympics Would Be ‘a Mark of Reconciliation’
"Come to the promised. Podcast brought to you on t. Lv one the voice of the city. That was just proposed as a possible venue for the twenty thirty six olympics which will be the thirty sixth modern olympics now that the international olympic committee just decided that the thirty fifth olympiad in twenty thirty two will be in brisbane australia. The twenty thirty six games are now for bid. The proposal was floated. in last. week's berliner morgenpost in a column written by franck koale ski a lead organizer of the two thousand and eighteen european track and field championships in berlin and ricard ming. The president of the german olympic association. The two men began by observing. What maybe obvious that berlin could not host the twenty thirty six games because berlin hosted the nineteen thirty six weeks which were by then german. Chancellor adolf hitler and held in stadiums festooned with swastikas. You may remember. There was some unpleasantness back. Then so berlin is out or is it. Kurowski wrote quote so why not send a completely new strong signal of peace and reconciliation in twenty thirty six a signal that does not hide from history but takes up the responsibility that comes from it. It would be such a signal. If and israel apply together more precisely berlin and tel aviv with the sailing and surfing competitions on the eastern mediterranean but also with other sports such as beach volleyball in israel's lively metropolis as a clear signal of how responsibility arises from
The Race to Succeed Germany’s Angela Merkel Just Got Exciting
"The partnership of germany's christian democrats and its bavarian sister group. The hugh has long been considered one of the most stable imposible politics and for the best part of twenty years. Angela merkel has brought to. This has strong and steady leadership both as chairwoman of the cd you and as chancellor of germany but the race to replace this autumn threatens to uprootal this as the two parties have endorsed rival candidates for chancellor the cd you has backed almond lash. The party's leader. The issue is throwing its weight behind the prime minister of bavaria. Marcus urda well to examine what this will mean for the party. And for germany's future. I'm joined by suited david philp. Who's the deputy director of the german marshall fund berlin and also by kirsten gamla these deputy editor of the parliamentary bureau of the deutsche citing. Now let's begin with you suda. This week has seen a series of stages in meetings to try and work out who will take the helm on friday yesterday. Those a four hour long session wasn't that we're both men set out their stall. Yes i mean this is really something that the cdc issue Are have found themselves in a really difficult situation. Because at this point you have two candidates vying to succeed merkel who are going to come out of this process damaged And it's going to split the party So it'll be really interesting to see how the conservative bloc comes out of this
Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor
"Good after from somewhat soggy. Very not sunny zurich the two leaders of the parties that make angle miracles. Conservative lines in germany have now put themselves forward to replace her. Frau merkel will stand down at september's election with the various premier. Marcus suitor and arm allow shut. The recently elected leader of the cd the christian democrats vying to fill her big loafer as well. Let's get the latest on this now from quentin peel and associate fellow at the your program at chatham house quinton also spent a few years at the f. t. as many of you know he was the man in berlin And of course has met mr lash attack from time to time. Good afternoon quentin good afternoon. Let's maybe start with a bit of a snapshot you've spent some time with mr lasted i've been in the company of mr Suitor before Maybe let's compare notes. Because the last time i was In munich at large event it was the unveiling of Of an a three fifty tons of course Airbus very much invested in bavaria. And there was mr at the center of things and really quite a quite a force Commanding the room Very much that the character that we've seen on On television probably of of late may be but look back a few years clinton maybe even a little bit more bolshie and boisterous but someone who certainly had command and presence How is this going to square when we think about Mister mister lash. Well they are a bit of a contrast rally because lash. it doesn't come over with quite the same self-confidence he seems more hesitant a little more ambiguous. He's not a what marcus urda is. He's not a real conservative. He's much more a centrist in the party. He's much more. The person who would still be a chance salah like angela merkel somebody who tries to bring the different factions together.
German Conservatives Mull Merkel Succession
"Germany indeed the whole of the european union is preparing for an era beyond the leadership of chancellor angela markle and this weekend the contours of the battle to lead our party became clearer. Mrs merkel's christian democratic union or cd you along with its sister party. The s you have lead the country for four consecutive terms and the two party leaders themselves. The heads of germany's two most populous states are now vying to replace her arm unless it the cd. You chair has already announced his intention to run out pursued on ehab forty to get touch longest mid and undug yesterday. Mark zeltser leads the. Su threw his hat in the ring. Status vian an essay and germany's state-led corona virus response has come into question as cases have risen faster than vaccinations legislation. That's under review would wrest control back from the states and shape a federal covid nineteen response that creates a potent political mix for two candidates with differing leadership of their home states but the best part of the year. These two men have been engaged. In the sort of war of attrition conducted mainly through the media criticizing each other's approaches to corona virus suggesting that their respective approaches have been more appropriate. Tom novel is the economists. Berlin bureau chief and this of course is a sort of proxy war for the decision for which of them is going to lead the two parties into the federal election in september and therefore most likely succeed. I'm gonna mock chancellor now we've spoken about both of them before on the show but let's quickly go through each of them. Tell me more about arlette. I'm going to lash. It was elected leader of the christian democratic union. The main center right party in germany in january he is also the leader of north rhine-westphalia. And that's germany's big
Massachusetts State Police Sign Pledge to Increase Women in Policing
"Czar Cohen reports. The Massachusetts state Police have joined the 30 by 30 Initiative, created at the New York University School of Law with the goal of making women 30% of police forces by the year 2030. State police Superintendent Colonel Christopher Mason says. Right now women make up only 5% of the mass state police force. A lot of things that make it difficult to recruit women into law enforcement are the traditional perception of what the job is about the pretty sophisticated job. That requires a lot of skills. A lot of those skills that are skill sets that that women have, He says. The recent turmoil and controversy surrounding police nationally have made recruiting difficult recruiting continues to be a challenge. Not only for the Massachusetts state police but nationally, Mason says the state police hope to learn the best strategies for recruiting and retaining women by working with the other members of the initiative. Art Cohen WBZ Boston's news radio in sports. The Berlin's fault of the
The Surprising Journey of New World Coins To Mughal India
"So spanish. America produces mindful of silver from the fifteen cookies and forties particularly from the fifteen forty s. Silver began to be exported in very large quantities. This came in the form of silver coins. A heavy silver coin got dollars odeon feet from mexico. So if you have mexican reels fate from baru via Peruvian dollars and they all came to spain a several itself From berlin silver gold civilian. That's not jeff hader. He's a professor of medieval and early. Modern history at the center for historical studies at joe har lal now who university in new delhi. He says the silver's johnny did not end in spain. Large quantity of silver flew out of spain so much. So that spin did not remain the biggest beneficiary in your world and it gravitated towards hideous which were highly commercialized. They goods and services. And i would consider mobilier two very important zone toward switch. These coins cry. We dated the mogul empire ruled most of northern india from the early sixteenth to the mid eighteenth century and it was one of the most powerful economies in the world india since ancient times had a gordon extraordinary structure of foreign trade and trade balances india exported commodities mainly textiles spices indigo and salt bitter chicago. Green to the markets in the persian gulf and red sea and beyond that to the mediterranean ain't exchange golden silver came. There was a very high demand and all this started. Driving towards the indian ocean in a favorite bakery an india receive a lion's share of this spanish-american suit
Germany restricts AstraZeneca vaccine
"Over the AstraZeneca covert vaccine has been resolved. Germany has announced its to restrict its use again. The German chancellor Angela Merkel, says it will only be given to those over the age of 60. The move follows a recommendation by Germany's vaccine commission, which has been investigating more than 30 cases in which people mostly younger women, developed blood clots in the brain after receiving the jab. Here's our Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill. These are people who 4 to 16 days after they received in AstraZeneca job developed a very rare form of blood clot on the brain. They've bean five such cases in the U. K Here in Germany. Nine people have died and the vast majority of those affected why the younger or middle aged women now we don't know whether that's significant. It may simply be that Younger women, a disproportionately represented in the priority groups have been given the AstraZeneca vaccine here. Angela Merkel announced the decision She didn't want, she said to sweep these very rare but very serious cases under the carpet. This number all Has cancer infant Does Alice. We know that vaccination is based on one principle on that is trust. We have to be able to trust the vaccines on. That's why we wait until each vaccine has passed the approval process. That's why we only use vaccines that have European approval. This'll also includes the ongoing testing of their effectiveness and safety on the permanent weighing of risks and benefits. Nevertheless, this does present the German chancellor. With a problem. Germany's vaccination rollout is extremely slow, just 11% of the population have received Ah first dose, and she herself acknowledged this will further erode public confidence in the AstraZeneca vaccine. There's a concern likely shared by other governments, including, of course, the British government, who tonight have said what the World Health organization Say this vaccine is safe. The
German cities suspend AstraZeneca vaccine use for under-60s
"Are against suspending the use of the AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine for people under the age of 60, due to do reports of unusual blood clots in people who recently received the shots. Berlin's top health officials said the action was taken is the precaution. Ahead of a meeting of Germany's 16 states on the issue. Country's medical regulators earlier announced that it is now received 31 cases of rare blood clots in recipients of the AstraZeneca vaccine. It's has all but two of the cases involve women. Ages. 22 63 9 of the people died. Yesterday, Canada suspended use of the
looted treasures will return to Nigeria at last
"Catherine. This is a fast moving news story. What's the latest with. The latest is a statement from the foreign minister. Heiko maas makes it clear that is part of the policy of addressing the colonial past. He says it's part of an honest approach. And it's about justice so it's obvious that moves definitely afoot What we're talking about here. Is the government preparing the groundwork with nigeria together in order to pave the way for the restitution at some stage but obviously the restitution will have to be negotiated individually by the museums in question. Love the intent to rest These works was sort of expressed. Some time ago by the german government right. They talked about that. It was legally immorally. I'm justifiable but this is the first practical steps have been taken by the german government. Is that right. I don't think you can say that. No because the government has been funding. Providence research of last couple of years and providence research should lead to something at some point it is also setup contact had station in gemini for claimants to approach in to ask for information to be put in contact with the relevant people out the groundwork has been of the past two years has been done. And as he said that has been this agreement so the intent between the states and the and the government on the municipalities so the intent has been there for a while and this was just a matter of time. Actually so it shouldn't really be taking anyone by surprise but of course is because it's such a big deal right. yeah dan. Can you say something about that because you know it is big news this right because as your book details. There's been such reluctance from museums to in any way engaged with the idea of repatriation. That's why it's a main. I do think it's an incredibly important moment. The idea that we now have a german official. Who has undertaken a visit to nigeria in order to talk about the returns and also importantly the fact that the display in berlin is being talked about in a new language in terms of consent that we're gonna display african objects if we're allowed to we're going to ask actually that's incredibly important. It's interesting for many that this is coming from the germans. They were not from the british. So what do we make of this moment of the german reckoning with the empire that was built by the british a very very interesting.
Germany's Merkel admits 'mistake' and reverses Easter lockdown
"Lockdown over Easter only a day after it was announced. She said the measure agreed after marathon talks with stately this was impractical. Our Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill reports. This was an extraordinary statement at a hastily convened press conference. I'm gonna, Merkel said she alone bore responsibility for a plan to extend what is usually a three day Easter holiday to a five day shutdown. A decision which met resistance from business leaders what she said made with the best of intentions, but acknowledged it was impossible to implement. Mrs Merkel, who apologized for what she described as a mistake will be conscious that his case numbers saw exponentially. Public trust in her government's pandemic response is wavering. European Commission has put forward its plans to toughen
The Hitler Haggadah with Jonnie Schnytzer
"Joined today by johnny schnitzer to talk about the hitler. Haga a nineteen forty-three judeo arabic haggadah. Which tells the story of the holocaust the second world war and the allied landing in north africa through the passover seder. Johnny schnitzer is a phd candidate at bar. Ilan university with a focus on medieval kabbalah. His dissertation is focused on the fourteenth century. Kabul list rabbi. Joseph ben shallow ashkenazi and johnny is also preparing a critical edition of ashkenazis. Commentary on sefer itsy raw. Johnny also edited an english edition of the etc. Which we're going to be talking about today. The hitler etc is such a fascinating text in many ways even just the title is jarring. And you might think how can you use. Hitler's name in the title of this traditional jewish text and it draws you in to a tremendous piece of moroccan jewish history that reworked the traditional passover story to tell us about the experience of north african jews in the holocaust. I hope you enjoyed our conversation. Where we're going to dive into this text and think about how it can broaden our understanding of the holocaust to include the middle east and north africa in that story and also where we think through the important relationship between jewish roots and holidays with history and historical memory. Thanks for tuning in high johnny. Welcome to the podcast. Thanks so much for joining us to talk about your book that you added. Thank you for inviting me. Lovely to be here. Absolute think this is such a fascinating text. Can you maybe tell us a little bit about it in other words like what is it that makes this different from all other hug adults. I think there are sort of two bombs that this text drops upon any re- debt guest that sort of feast there is on the hit laga and the first one of course is the title and this is what got me interested in this from the outset and that is this sort of sporadic this who has the chutzpah to do this at taking a jewish texts calling it the hit laga. That's the sort of bomb number one. Because you're not even sure what this is about. Who wrote this. But you know one thing you know that the author who is anonymous and we'll touch upon them in a moment takes to keywords. That every juneau's today every jew does not need to google almost haggadah writer passover passover eve where we read the haggadah we all come and we eat together and he takes haggadah and he connects to the other. Keyword that we all know about for a very separate horrific connotation. That's hitler and he puts it together. The first bomb is who has the chutzpah to perpetrate a text. And give it the title. Hit laga taking one of the most sacred texts and connecting it to one of the biggest mom's area if you like in jewish history and then you open the text and you realize that author has done something absolutely fascinating he is done with. The sages have asked us to do generation after generation and that is to see ourselves as if we left egypt red. It's to reenact. Redemptions to reenact. God saving the jewish people taking us out. And what does he do. He takes the structure of the storytelling bit of the haggadah. Right on passover. Eve we have the ceremony we have the blessings and then we reached the mortgage section the mugged section to section where we meant to mcgee. We meant to tell the story. That's what is about right. We tell story we tell the story of redemption. This also explains why passovers become right. This trend of everyone bringing own hug dot. Everyone bringing their own stories. Because it's all about bringing together different pieces of the puzzle. Creating this beautifully rich mosaic. So he takes the traditional structure of the haggadah which tells us about how we were taken out of egypt and it tells us about these different characters. Rabbinic figures leaving two thousand years ago. The told us to do this and told us to do that. And he takes out the content and fills it with a new content whereby he tells the story of the holocaust of world war two of the allied victory of the ex pows over nazi germany. And hitler and mussolini's italy he tells us the story of his generation rights yossi who has something to tell us in the traditional said. There's something about how. How would you meant to do something. All of a sudden becomes the speech of the dictator iosif stalin when we told them the haggadah that i god and not an angel. Not anyone else is going to take you. The jewish people out of egypt suddenly becomes. I shall the goal. I not level not the right none of none of the other vichy high commanding general's. I shall the goal which already tells us right. This is what's fascinating in the hitler etc and this is the second bomb if the first bomb is the title. We still don't know what it's about. The second bomb is when you discover that this was written by an anonymous jew living in robots morocco probably towards the end of nineteen forty-three as a result possibly inspired by operation torch. The allied operation led by the us on the shores of casablanca and algiers. And everything changes all of a sudden this jew living in morocco. Who's lived under a regime whether anti jewish laws jews around him have lost their jobs. Jews around you can't get a jewish education you become by night a second-grade citizen and so out author. It almost seems as if he's taking a text which it's time to write it when we don't yet know the ending. He doesn't yet know about the horrific six million who are being murdered. He doesn't know about concentration camps in poland. But he knows he wants to do something horrific any also is living in a time where his life has changed for some years and as a result of the allied victory he suddenly possibly is inspired and sees. I get the exodus. The story i meant to be telling i meant to take the passover haggadah until the story that i see and that's how the allies beat the excess power. And how in fact you know retelling the story of exodus mine new-fangled version. I think that the text itself is amazing in the ways in which it on. The one hand utilizes the story of passover very explicitly very specifically in when he talks. About how hitler. Enslaved the jews but also like you mentioned the way in which some of the characteristic aspects of the traditional aspects are transfigured and transformed new. Whether we're talking about the parable of the four sons the for children or the different rabbis plagues. What are some of the really interesting things that are happening in this text that really are utilizing the passover story itself and also the the characteristic aspects of the passover seder that people who read attritional seder would be familiar with but they give it new meaning in this context. If we take right this this idea of the four sons four daughters any jewish figure that we look at it and we want to understand. What is it the sort of a heart of their teachings you know. One of the tricks is to see if they wrote a commentary on the haggadah. What do they do with these. Four boys of for doors. What do they symbolize. And in the case of the hit da it takes us back in time to a sort of moroccan viewpoint of the the north african campaign. And so who is the wise son now. You know it's going to be an allied power. But you're not sure that england or is it america and you'll told the the wise son is england right. The royal air force acts cleverly. He's clearly impressed he he is probably the razzie stance radio. He knows about the bombings. He knows about montgomery and then we move onto the russia. The russia we know can only be one person. That's clearly hitler. Hitler the evil one. He knows that he's a know he. He's torturing the jewish people and yet it's interesting that if you read through the at that we're not quite sure what's going on in europe right off a thinks that there is a concentration camp in berlin so we're not yet show what's going on in the world and our author doesn't yet. Nobody knows that he clearly is evil that he's plotting against the jews there wearing yellow badges which also is interesting. Because we're not sure. If he's referring to the yellow badges of jews in europe or the yellow badges of jews in certain places in north africa and then who is the tam. The time is interesting. Because tom can both mean in hebrew complete simpleton the thomas america and then shane no. You're dillashaw and who doesn't know how to ask questions. The classic version says the fourth son is the son who doesn't know how to ask questions. The newfangled version is and mussalini. Who isn't with the avowed woods and this is very interesting because when i was speaking to holocaust survivors. Oh you know this. Sort of all degeneration and i spoke to people from algeria from tunisia morocco across the board there was a nickname from cellini mar. He was the donkey he was the s. This resonates with this passage whims lead author decides to change it. And say it's not. He doesn't ask question it's that we don't even wanna talk about
Scientists work to make solar panels more efficient
"Installing more solar panels is one way to put more the sun's energy on the grid another is to increase the amount of power. Each panel generate the challenge for scientists is to develop solar cells that convert more of the sun's rays to electricity without making the technology too expensive. We need to take into account that when we want to improve the solar sail or increase the efficiency that the costs are exploding last year i- cocoon and other researchers at the health center for materials and energy in berlin developed. A prototype that set a new efficiency record for its class is stacks to cells on top of each other one made from silicon which is commonly used in solar cells and is good at capturing infrared light. The second is made of a low cost material called perov skype which captures visible light and as these two parts can be converted more efficiently into electrical energy. Then by just one absorbing material we can get higher efficiencies with these solar cells that means they can generate more electricity from the same amount of sunshine and help get more clean energy on the grid
Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise
"Germany has extended its look damages by another month and imposed several new restrictions including largely shutting down public life of the Easter only in movies the latest effort in driving down numbers coronavirus infections have increased steadily in Germany as the mall contagious variant first detected in Britain has become dominant and the country's day the number of cases per capita is pasta of the US speaking off the I think the video cool with the country's sixteen state governors chancellor Angela Merkel announced that restrictions previously set to run through March twenty eighth will now remain in place until April eighteenth Merkel told reporters in Berlin basically we have a new pandemic I'm Charles the last month
Germany resumes halted jab roll out
"Germany is receiving inoculations with the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca following a recommendation by European regulators that the benefits of the shop outweigh any risks authorities in Berlin say to launch vaccination centers that offered the AstraZeneca shot two people in the German capital a reopening of those with canceled appointments this week will be able to get the vaccine over the weekend the suspension all the AstraZeneca shop have further slowed Germany's already sluggish vaccine program so far about ten million doses have been administered in the country with eight point four percent of the population receiving at least one shot Alisson Hoff that percent getting both doses I'm Charles the last month
Payment trends making noise: What we learned at MPE 2021
"Today's episode we will be recapping. Our thoughts on merchant payment ecosystem n. p. is the event for those in the payments world. Historically it's taken place in berlin but in line with all other events With the majority of twenty twenty and twenty twenty one m p. e. was a virtual event this year So like to kick off the podcast with talking about what was the thoughts on kind of the the virtual or event. How did it compare to previous years. Did you miss the the nice berlin vibe. I'm i'm i'm i'm happy to start off. Think it's a it's a bit of a is also pros and cons with its. I think ultimately all of us and sounds especially to myself who are more sales focused commercially focus in the business. Were we're looking forward to the next face to face events that's for sure for us Socializing berlin going for drinks at the end of the day is certainly something that we look forward. But in saying that it's been it's been an interesting Pasta months especially in trade around. Because there's been a few pros to some of these shows actually quite a few It's already has been been back. The overall we're looking forward to going back to to the shows But it's been it's been a lot of learnings. I think we've experienced from the virtual. Try to just one last thing to add. I think you raise a good point that the platforms of kotok. Certainly there weren't there in pre pandemic world so that's pretty huge pro because we can start using that and other shows and i think we might start seeing a lot on its micro shrimps popping up signs big face to face shows that that might happen on an annual basis but it makes it a little bit tricky for for for us who Eventually presenting these shows because the type of content that you have to present in virtual environments the type of discussions that you're having in a virtual environment a very different to the discussion that you'll be having face to face environment. It's you have to be tayla What you're doing in women's comp- residents who have fifteen minutes slots and that's that's all you got. That's the The idea attention span that you get from your audience in the day. Battling everything from e mails to call to putting a little station in between a whole bunch of meetings that happened. The day competed in the old days where they're mocking a whole day. Because they're face to face gray. And i mean i guess in in general are historically what's been the format of m. p. es at similar to you know a bunny twenty twenty or what makes it such a an important in big event in the world of payments. I think i think from from n. P. e. standpoint one of the big One of the big attractions for russes of business to attendance is is the fact that it's actually a That's on a smaller scale. Compared to money twenty twenty minute reading twenty covers a variety of vote of payments gang Again to t- who risk for example whereas whereas m. p. e. is focus showed from that perspective is one is the attendees. That's ten show us. And our our direct contacts you ultimately were wanting to engage with and speak to a long time those margins good much good new shows that are being sold at Whereas a long time there's a law content allow really useful stuff can take on board. Take back to that headquarters. Whatever is an actually utilize information and not get the noise of game Solutions insulted abso-. I think actually that this this much broadening physical better than someone like us exactly. I mean i think you've you've raised a good point. That's also an opportunity for some of these shows going forward in that a lot of great content is being generated. But it's not being reused a lot of the time you go to a show if you can't attend to toll oxygen ten wine and you miss out on the second tool called the second topic whereas because it's virtual it's being recorded it's on the right platform. They're almost creating payments netflix. Could you can just station will be watchful. The talks to rewatch the ones that into you. If accents which is which is a big opportunity on on the one side so from the merchants attending shows it was proved to be great successor. Difficult for us to tell because we're on the other side. Yeah i mean. I think it from my perspective speaking on these virtual events. It's really hard not to be able to see the audience. And i think you know every one of us who attends the has been attending these events. Mrs being able to really see people and engage in that aspect. It's been difficult. Some some positives negatives but he i mean hopefully perhaps next year we can go back to the physical events and who knows maybe though tak- hybrid approach. But i mean getting into kind of mpe this year so took place between the twenty second to the twenty fifth of february. What were some of the key takeaways for you. Both i mean there were quite a few key takeaways but for me one of those important ones and we might sound like a bit of a broken record because it's been one of the topics But it's definitely being the just the overall rise of digital payments ecosystem and it's not not digital payments in that Online in a digital environment. It's it's the stepping away from a traditional omni channel approach and embiid digital payments in face to face type environments introducing. Qr codes into at based payments for micronutrients for example are becoming very popular and having these solutions available to everyone. They've been available for years and other parts of the world but europe in the us other a wasting economies. Just never they never took them on. There was never a priority. And i think because of what's happened over the last year We were now really starting to see the impact of digital. I approached payments can't versus nominee channel. Approach where you have digital on the one side you have face to face appoint the other. It's actually everything's digital advocates it to that from a first Was the consensus that this was primarily driven by cova and in the past twelve months this push towards truly digital almost like a digital omni experience. So what types. Yeah yeah. I think i think it was a it was quite impressive because everything happened. Lost year everybody. Wins with virtual loss. Jared lockdown and there was a lot of talk about digitally native and there was a lot of toll cabal it's a digital first approach online payments this huge shift towards ecommerce and what we saw was a massive shift to ecommerce Ness of shift to the merchants and the pavement plays. Who were in the right position at the right time to capitalize on it so i think they saw me spike in volume. This'll great traction. But this year. I think what we've seen is is more of a liberal divide in. That's a lot of other players out. There have adapted their solution to take advantage of not only the rise in traditional e calms but also the point to sail payments bringing them online bringing other plays into the realm and it was a it was showed that actually look done in the industry within a year and there was really a huge transportation in how payments businesses bow their product.
Is This Ancient Biblical Forgery Actually Real?
"So close to a century and a half ago. A man named moses wilhelm shapira found fifteen manuscript fragments in a cave near the dead sea. They were written in an ancient hebrew script and contained. What shapiro claimed was the original book of deuteronomy blitz despite interest from the british museum to the tune of a million pounds. The manuscripts were found to be forged. Shapiro was disgraced and the documents disappeared but now a scholar named don dershowitz is questioning. If those documents might have been real all along so while the british museum was examining the manuscript fragments for authenticity themselves. Back in the nineteen th century. A few of the fragments were also on display to the public already attracting tons of visitors. The news of the possibly oldest ever discovered biblical manuscript had made headlines around the world. While awaiting the museum's official decree of authenticity. Someone else decided to take matters into their own hands. Charles simone clermont. Is you know who the times describes as a swashbuckling french archaeologist and longtime nemesis of shapiro's end quote examined the fragments for a few minutes and immediately went to the press to say that they were fake. The risk he played on his cursory examination paid off when the british museum experts agreed. Shapiro was humiliated by this and ended up. Tragically dying by suicide a few months later. The documents were sold at auction for a fraction of what they were originally expected to sell for. And most people soon forgot about the whole thing now. Dershowitz from the university of potsdam germany has published a new paper and companion book making the case that the manuscript was real all along quoting the new york times but dershowitz makes an even more dramatic claim the text which he is reconstructed from nineteenth century transcriptions and drawings is not a reworking of deuteronomy. He argues but a precursor to its dating to the period of the first temple before the babylonian exile that would make it the oldest biblical manuscript by far and an unprecedented window into the origins and evolution of the bible and biblical religion dershowitz. His research closely guarded until now has yet to get broad. Scrutiny scholars previewed his findings at a closed-door seminar at harvard in two thousand nineteen are divided. A taste of fierce debates likely to come but of dershowitz is correct. Some experts say it will be the most consequential bible related discovery since the dead sea scrolls in nineteen forty seven and quotes the times. Sagely points out that it's much tougher to prove something authentic than it is to prove. It's fake but there's an additional hurdle to be jumped. In this case the physical fragments themselves may no longer exist so back in eighteen eighty three there was a mad rush at the time to find biblical artifacts that would prove or disprove various points of contention emerging in biblical scholarship moseley around the documentary hypothesis. The idea that the first five books of the bible or the pentateuch were actually written by various authors. Not just one traditionally thought to be moses. It was in this climate of aggressive archaeology that shapiro. I established himself as an antiquities dealer in jerusalem and during which time he and clermont no became enemies. After camacho correctly denounced a collection of pottery. That shapira had sold to the german government. It's also important to note that shapiro was a convert to christianity having been raised jewish in russia so he was viewed with some skepticism from the other biblical scholars and archaeologists and also faced intense antisemitism after the deuteronomy manuscript was denounced. Fast forward to now. Dershowitz says one of the main reasons he thinks the fragments could have been real is because their contents differs quite a bit from the deuteronomy in the bible and many of those differences lineup with discoveries that were only made when the dead sea scrolls were found in nineteen forty seven sixty four years. After chapitoulas discovery of the fragments dershowitz also investigated. Some of shapiro's personal notes archived at the berlin state library and found three. Handwritten pages of shapiro trying to decipher the fragments. Filled with question marks and transcription errors. Dershowitz said quote if he forged them or was part of a conspiracy. It makes no sense that he'd be sitting there trying to guess what the text is and making mistakes while he did it end quote while some scholars of the evolution of biblical text or undershoots side cautiously believing the deuteronomy fragments may be genuine. Most pig refers people who study inscriptions are the ones that usually authenticate documents. Most of them aren't convinced they say the original fragments bear the hallmarks of modern forgery. That they agree with the notes made by the experts who examined them at the time and since no one has the fragments to examine physically now. It's a closed case and as for the content being impressions christopher rolston leading pig refer at george washington university said quote. Forgers are pretty clever with regard to content and they've been very clever for twenty five hundred years and quotes despite dershowitz his published paper and companion book. The jury is still out and who knows if it will ever truly be born ounce. It would have some pretty huge complications. If it does due to some of its key differences for example. It's missing all of the laws of the deuteronomy were familiar with in the bible. Ones upon which traditions and entire libraries have been founded. It would also bolster the theory that are tons more stories and traditions out there than just the ones that have been preserved in the hebrew bible.
Kristin Stultz Pressley On Dorothy Fields And Her Impact On Broadway Musical Theater
"Well hello kristin welcome back to the podcast while it is so good to be back with you. Thank you for having me. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your podcast as it has grown. You've done some really exciting things and talk to some incredible people and so it's been a real joy to watch it will relations by the way. Thank you for being a listener as well as a guest but yeah it's good to have you back and so what was it. That drew you to dorothy fields. And why did you want to write a book about her well. To be honest. I started studying. Dorthy fields a master's candidate at the university of kentucky and one of the bugaboos about graduate school. They expect you to have a research project and the real catch is. It needs to be something. No one else's ever researched before so it can be pretty tricky because If it's something that no one's ever researched before how are you going to know about it right. And how are you gonna find research about exactly so you're really starting from scratch. So i went to graduate school bride. Probably twenty three twenty four year old new. I wanted to study. Musical theater was in the theater. Department had no idea what that specific topic would be that. I would research for the next two years. Actually i was planning on doing a phd. So would have been the next four years. I knew it would be related to musicals. I knew what related to the golden age of musical. So i was thinking cole. Porter irving berlin oscar hammerstein. I loved lyrics and Each of these wrote lyrics so that was something that was already drawn to. But every time i talk with my advisor she was We know everything about quarter. Everything's been done about oscar hammerstein. There've been books written about and by irving berlin says she would just keep shooting down and rightfully so. Because i needed what was going to be my contribution right. What was what was going to be my something that i could add to the academy so to speak. And so as a person of faith. I literally prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and one day in her office. It was as if i saw this blinding vision across my eyes and it just was the name dorothy fields and i knew nothing about dorothy fields. Except that i recognized her name from the show card from sweet charity. Nineteen sixty six charity And i had seen that show card. So much of course had the cd collection. So i am the the cd case very much like the show card. And so i just blurted out. What about dorothy fields adviser stopped. And said i don't know anything about dorothy fields and so that was two thousand three. I went home and it was the very early days of googling there. There was not much on the internet yet. But there was enough that i could see my goodness. This woman wrote the way you look tonight. This woman wrote. I'm in the mood for love. This woman wrote on sunny side of the street. This woman was the brain power behind any. Get your gun. She came up with the idea to do a show about any oakley. And so i went back to my adviser at a different class to that night and told her. What do you think about this. This is what i found out. She says let's do it so it's been almost two decades that i've been at this but i continued that work not only for masters but also for my doctoral dissertation which i ended up doing my phd at the university of georgia. But i took dorothy with me. When i went from lexington to athens. Dorothy came along for the ride. You basically were looking at her life from you. Know more academic educational standpoint. So what makes this different from those dissertations. That's actually a great question you know. It's funny because when people ask me what the book is about or have asked me over the past twenty years what. I was researching. And i would mention dorothy fields. And everybody's i don't know her but then you mentioned song titles you say hey big spender. She wrote that or pick yourself up. She wrote that or on the sunnyside of the street. She wrote that everybody gets that same. Like a ha. I know her but they didn't know that they knew her in my master's thesis. That's one question that i asked was why her name. Not as well known as porter and all of those men not only were they collaborators of hers they were very well loved colleagues who esteemed. Dorothy is one of them. And there's a couple of suggestions for that one is. She was never part of a team that that lasted for a long time. So by that. I mean rodgers and hammerstein that that is an iconic dua were Rodgers and hart even or irving berlin wrote music and lyrics cole porter music and lyrics but dorthy fields for it with eighteen different composers over a five decade long career so there was never easy to pinpoint her as. Oh well. that's i mean the closest would be jimmy. Mccue who was first collaborator of fields in. Bq song where it just it just there. That never happened with her. It never became a catchphrase. Another suggestion is because she was very self effacing. You know if she was asking an interview. Oh we'll tell us about this experience. Riding with arthur schwartz or whatever she would immediately turn it around and said well let me tell you how great. It is work with arthur. You know she would always shine. The spotlight on her collaborator And so that's another reason. Why perhaps she didn't seek the spotlight and it wasn't until later in her career. She became concerned with legacy and she hired a publicist at and that happened in the late. Nineteen fifties as. I think her her brother died unexpectedly. Her husband died unexpectedly her her dear friends and collaborators beginning to die and i think she realized at that point. Hey maybe i am concerned with being. And i do need help to accomplish that.
"berlin" Discussed on Randy Baumann and the DVE Morning Show
"It's randy dominant e morning show welcoming our good friend. Liz Berlin right now for Mr smalls and Liz. Who's been so active? In the Pittsburgh music scene for years I, and still as a performer, but taking the dual role also as an independent venue operator, and now more than ever. There is a need for help for independent venues across the country, and there's an association called Neva that we're gonNA. Talk about and the quest to save stages across the country in the midst of the pandemic Liz Good Morning. How Aria and mining excellent. How are you? I'm. Good all things considered yeah. I Miss Live music and missing you in person..
"berlin" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"That take you by the hand up and that was the Great Bing Crosby and Al Jolson having fun with every Berlin Alexander's ragtime band and I think that's one thing I wanted to get across is that we have such a compressed view of the past In in twenty twenty. And even you know you're a boomer Magen extra bet. I think we tend to look at all of this music of the first half of the twentieth century through this lens of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and this sort of art song interpretation of what we call now the great American songbook. But I think it's very important to remember this wasn't the great American songbook in the nineteen twenties. These were the hits of the day. This was the currency this was pop pits and Berlin is having to do everything he can to compete with Gershwin and rutgers at all and as well as Louis Armstrong and bing crosby and and the specter of real jazz and he's got another hit you know we're GonNa we can't cover his whole career because it's just too much but I want to jump ahead to his confrontation. I wouldn't say confrontation but his triumph in the jazz era. Which was everybody's step and you call it. White Jazz explained that terminology little bit. Well Berlin new his abilities. He was confident in his abilities. One thing he said and he said it in Nineteen Fifteen. When he was twenty seven years old he said. I know rhythm and he was not kidding. He did understand rhythm when he wrote everybody step. He was writing a song that you syncopation very effectively. He would also use it. Effectively very effectively a few years later when he wrote the great putting on the Ritz If you listen to that song and then listen to it again just listened to where the where the beats fall and where the emphasis fall in that song. And you'll annual realize that Berlin really did no rhythm but the song everybody stuck as it was performed in the show was performed in and I think we also want to note that these songs of the great American Songbook were written almost entirely not as free standing songs but to a purpose for purpose for either songs or or movies for shows for musicals. Everybody step as it was performed in a in the show by a vocal trio called the brock sisters three young ladies from the South who sang in very tight harmony And they were white. They were black. was It was charming. It was delightful It remains delightful but it. It didn't have exactly what you would call so I think so took awhile to arrive in Berlin's music. I think it really took until Until probably until nineteen thirty three with Berlin and Moss Hart's Great Revue as thousands cheer and the great at the waters and African American. Who really made her debut Her Broadway debut in that show singing a song called Heatwave And she did it very sexily very easily and she did it the way it needed to be done. But there's a difference between everybody's step by the brock sisters and heat wave by a biathlon orders and he also wrote a song for waters called suppertime that talk about that. I mean that's probably the most socially conscious piece Berlin of Berlin's great songs that's probably the most socially conscious and a self conscious statement that he made. Yeah well this was a show The revue as thousands cheers was a genius idea by Moss. Hart and Early Berlin. It was a musical in the form of a newspaper and so their idea the great idea so great. It's hard to believe nobody had thought of it. Before was to mount a musical on Broadway stage in the form of a newspaper and it was it had a this show it had a society columnist gossip column. It has sports column sports page. It had it had the weather everything that a newspaper had. And each of these sections of the newspaper of the Fictional newspaper In the play as thousands cheer was ahead Berlin songs that were appropriate to that section the second act and and the the crowd it was the midst of the Depression and the people who could afford Broadway ticket. Were rich people. So that was an audience. Broadway audience full of wealthy people in join this The TIRICO sometimes sharply satirical Musical remains were used Feelings weren't spared but it was all in the in the spirit of good funds and this wealthy audiences enjoying the show and then came. The intermission man came. Act to an act to began with a cheeky. Little skit about Was slightly risque was about a young engaged couple on their wedding day and the peaking at the skit was that they are waking up together which was very daring escape back in nineteen thirty three well. That skit finished up and then a curtain descended and own. The curtain was printed a black big black headline that said unknown Negro Lynched by frenzied mobs and the audience If you've ever seen the producers the Mel Brooks movie when the Song Springtime for Hitler is Sung and they show a shot at the audience sitting with their mouths open. The audience must have looked like that that night as they are watching thousands cheer because this headline and then. Ethel waters presentation of this great song. That Berlin had written like nothing he'd ever written before because it is sung by the waters in the person of a wife waiting for her husband to come home but he's not gonna come home because he's been lynched. It's a powerful song terrific song it predated. Billie holiday's great strange fruit another song about lynching by ten years and it's just an amazing piece of history and amazing leap forward in Berlin career and it was even a statement to have ethel waters in the plan of first place that correct that is correct and three of her White Co stars. When the show was in tryouts out of town in Philadelphia refused to take their bows with Ethel waters a for one reason because she was black and Berlin heard about it and informed her three white coast ours that in in in that Because they are choosing not to take their bows with at the water's there would be no bows at all well. Three White co-stars changed their minds and they all took their bows together. And I wanted to get that in there because you know Berlin and like many members of his generation Benghazi when it comes to mind is not often. We don't often look back at Berlin and think of him as a civil rights hero and in part because of things like the Abraham number in a Holiday Inn with bing crosby which is one of his great cinematic triumphs. It's Irving Berlin Holiday Inn it ago sheets. Great deal with Hollywood he. He's got complete creative control. He's got being crosby. He's got white Christmas and he's Got White Christmas and you double my gun. They're not known. I was going to drop that card in the second bet. Sorry but that's okay but he. He's got white Christmas. He's got a song about Thanksgiving He's got a early version of Easter Bonnet and but also got this number Abraham with bing crosby singing in black face the whole a whole whole bunch of people singing in black face and crosby crosby who by the way revered revered black musicians was a great a great jazz singer himself at the beginning of his career revered black musicians I thought that the whole thing was just good fun and Berlin thought. The whole thing was just good fun. This was a different America. We we have to. We have to take care not to see that America Through the eyes of today's America. Or if we do we have to realize that it was a different place and so this is not to forgive black face which is unforgivable. But it's to understand That in those times it was. It was a tradition in which by the way to make things thoroughly complicated. Black performers often participated themselves. Now this is a whole complicated question. The question of black performers putting black face to perform to perform musical numbers but but it was It was a reprehensible reprehensible number reprehensible part of that movie and when they show the movie these days it's it's just it's simply been edited out. Yeah I turn it to my daughter recently. An add forgotten about Abraham and. We had to stop and have a whole teaching moment about that. You know she's six years old and and you know as very in Congress and Berlin even got in trouble at the time not for the black face but because the song used the term darkies yes and no because being a similar things like having Paul Robeson.
"berlin" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Fun to let it. Roll host Nate Wilcox today. I'm joined by James Kaplan author of Irving Berlin New York Genius James. Welcome light to be here. Thanks for having sure and this is a really nice book on a big topic. I mean Irving Berlin astrum. Kern said doesn't have a place in American music. He is American music and at least up to the nineteen fifties. That is absolutely the case. I mean this guy had a career from nineteen o nine still active all the way up to nineteen sixty six had a hit play in the early fifties an incredible random and nobody in the modern era except may be. Paul McCartney could even be comparable. Yes I draw. A lot of comparisons actually between Lennon McCartney and Irving Berlin very similar work ethics ver very similar of brilliance at constructing songs and a lot of similarities in the way that constructed songs and yet unlike. Mccartney who had never ten incredible years and and you know Lennon had another five years or so and McCartney's maybe had another ten. I mean Burland kept it up and was at the top of his game through the teens through the twenties answered the challenge of Gershwin Kern and the the modern Broadway musical that integrates his story with the songs all the way up. You know into 'em beyond World War Two. It's it's just an incredible achievement. And he's just a Roy. Likable Guy and reading. This book really brings that across. I mean this is a guy with what you call an innate moral compass and avoid the temptation of most of the temptations of fame and money to an unbelievable degree. How do you explain? It's true And but I would I would I I. I would like to be very very careful about About emphasizing is yes his his high degree of morality and ethics and Pointing out at the same time that he was in a business a business that remains extremely competitive full of sharp elbows and nobody was more competitive and sharp elbowed then Berlin. He had a keen eye for the best business opportunities. He was sharply competitive and he could be very tough. Absolutely analysis. You know found his own music company very early on in his career. I think he had maybe two or three hits by the time he finds found his own company and there was a founding member of ask cap the publishing union that you know brought all the songwriters together and collect the royalties and BMI comes along in the forties to compete with it. But essentially you know Irving Berlin found co-founded modern music publishing yes. He was really present at the creation of the American songbook. And in your book. You talk about your own personal sort of discovery of Berlin and ties in with with the The New York theme that you were working as an intern for the New Yorker I'm out of the title wrong. But you're on the junior capacity at the New Yorker. When I I used to I used to handle a now. Outmoded machine called a typewriter I. I was an editorial typist at the New Yorker and Kids today don't know what they're missing with those IBM Z. Oh and but this was one song. The first song that you bring up in the book was one. I hadn't been familiar with which was very early. Irving Berlin strong and I hadn't realized he had recorded performances. But you found a record going back to nineteen o nine of Irving Berlin Singha Sonko called. Oh how that could love what what you know. What fascinates you about that recording. Well the first thing that fascinated me about that recording was how unbelievably old it was. I didn't even know. They made records in nineteen nine anti ear. This record that despite the hisses and pops inevitably that came through in the reproduction process and let us not forget that That went phonograph. Records were first made in that very early. Nineteen hundreds there was. No such thing is elect electronic microphone. These were made Singer sang or orchestras played through the bell of a gigantic speaking horn. Beg a Cone Light Assembly. That translated the vibrations of the boys are the music To a needle that etched the vibrations into a wax disc That was then That was then converted into a SHELLAC discs. That could be played on. This new fangled instrument called a phonograph. So all of this process was necessary and yet piercing through. This process was the unbelievably light. Witty engaging voice of a kind of genius who is coming up with this very funny popular songs very funny take on the silly ethnic songs of the early nineteen hundreds. The title itself gives you a hand. How German could love was about a very curvy? German lady who is singer was infatuated with and it's such a such a beguiling performance and in the book you call it modernism on the hoof startling. Formal innovation smuggled into into a seemingly banal idiom elaborate on that a little bit. What does that mean modernisers? This twenty years twenty one year old. He's twenty one years old and I ask you or any of the listeners. To think of themselves at twenty one I think of myself at twenty one when I could just about time I shooed. This is a guy who's twenty one years old who is not only a fully engaging with the art of songwriting. But he's he is making fun of it. He is both. He is both succeeding in it and Satirizing it at the same time and so again back in the very early twentieth century you had these waves. Upon ways of immigrants arriving in America Ellis Island and as a result of that kind of in reaction to it and also paying homage to it there was a great fad for ethnic songs songs written in the voice Voices OF GERMAN AMERICANS ITALIAN AMERICANS JEWISH JEWISH AMERICANS AFRICAN AMERICANS Kind of making fun of these minorities but Celebrating them at the same time. And this was a song that was sort of done in imposs- style with an own pas band playing in the background but at the same time Mel Brooks could have written the song. It is is just hilarious. So it's Berlin not only writing ethnic song but having his way with it and showing how brilliant He promises to be. And let's hear a little bit of it. This is Irving Berlin singing German. Could WHOA got speed German at all by the Durban key? Franklin off for me getting more yet was irving Berlin himself singing Ohio that German could love very song in a very rare recording of irving Berlin as a performer. And I thought it was important to include that because frequently we start the Irving Berlin story restart talking about Irving Berlin with Alexander's ragtime band and it's notable to me that he had multiple hits notably So when my wife goes to the country and my wife has gone to the country that fit more into that sort of after the ball or sidewalks of New York era or the George Cohen. Yet Yankee doodle Dandy solid saying that he would supersede and sort of blow away with Alexander's ragtime band. Can you talk about that transition from the early Tin Pan Alley to the ragtime era and how Berlin pity is that well? I think the first thing we want to do is is say. Very carefully and emphatically that ragtime was rank. Time is a lot of controversy. About ragtime and ragtime has a lot of a number of definitions but by the definition of The great genius Scott Joplin who was kind of the The procreate the originator of ragtime Alexander's ragtime band is not a ragtime song at all. It's a rather it is a song about. Ragtime is a song about a band leader named Alexander an African American bandleader named Alexander. And it's a sort of. It's a march really. It's IT IT IS A. It is a call to participate to enjoy to sing along to dance along to ragtime and it is kind of A. It's kind of A. It has a quantum leap from anything Berlin or anybody else had written floor. It comes along at precisely the right moment. One thousand nine eleven only two years after. Oh how that German could love for. Loon is now an old man of twenty three rather than just twenty one and he has been writing songs for a few years. He is making very good money writing songs. Such grant money that he's now able to go on vacation to Florida. He's on his way to Penn Station to take the The Orange Blossom Limited down to Florida a train down to Florida. That's how you traveled in those days but he has a couple of hours before train time so he stops by the office and he has a snatch of song that's playing in his head and here. We should note that Berlin Aerobic Music in quotation marks. He didn't know how to write music or read music. He had songs in his head. He would work with a musical secretary. Somebody A man. Who would sit at piano? Berlin would stand next to him. In the -TUNI- had in mind and the guide the piano would play the notes and begin to harmonize it play chords that Berlin would either approve or disapprove of. Tell the guy that change. He went to the office and he wrote down the lyrics to a song that it had in his head and he had the musical secretary. Play it and memorialize. It many went on vacation to Florida. This whole thing. This stop by the office to write down the song to take down the notes in the words of it took maybe twenty minutes. He goes on vacation. He comes back and this song is put into sheet music and it is then recorded On the brand new technology of phonograph records. Just coming just coming in in Nineteen Oh eight. Nineteen Nine. Nineteen ten and nineteen eleven. And because of the sheet music of Alexander's ragtime band and they'd phonograph record of Alexander's ragtime band. They twenty-three-year-old Irving Berlin becomes not just a national sewa celebrity but an international.
"berlin" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Welcome to bed time history before we get started a shout out to one of our listeners. Zola and her family. Zola listens to bedtime history every night and is a big Fan. Thanks for supporting our PODCAST. Go TO PATRIOTS DOT COM. That's PAT heart. Yohan Dot Com forward slash bedtime history feud like to become a donor and help keep the podcast going strong in one thousand nine hundred forty five. When Germany Lost World War Two and the allies invaded the country? The Russians came in from the east and kept the eastern part of Germany for themselves. The other allies like the United States and England wanted to keep the other part of Germany. Free so for many years. Germany was divided into two countries east and West Germany. At the time the Russians country also called the Soviet Union was communist and very aggressive. They wanted the German people to be under their control so they did. Many things. Take not let them be free but they started to notice that the East German people didn't like this so they started leaving their part of the country. The Soviet Union didn't like this either because many of their hard workers and smart workers were leaving the next thing they did change Germany. For many years the Russians started to build a wall at first they just told people they couldn't leave Germany then pretty soon. The wall grew taller and taller with more fences. More guards to keep the German people in before long. They were not able to leave. In some cases they had family members or friends on the other side of the wall but no matter what they tried they could not move across Germany to see them. The Wall is made up of barbed wire and thick cinderblocks. It became known as the Berlin Wall along the Berlin Wall. Were watchtowers guns and bombs in the ground to keep people from crossing. This was a very sad time for the people in East Germany and those in West Germany. Who had friends and family on the other side of the wall? The main part of this wall was in Berlin the capital of Germany and was twenty eight miles and extended through Berlin. Seventy five miles up into the rest of Germany during this time the United States and its allies were in what was called the Cold War with countries such as Russia also known as the Soviet Union. The Cold War meant that usually there were no battles going on. That would be a heated or hot war but this war was cold because the two countries were enemies but usually just did things like spy on each other and try to be more powerful or have more weapons than the other during this time the United States and Soviet Union made more and more nuclear weapons which were large bombs which could be very harmful to large groups of people. Both countries had many many spies in each other's countries. Trying to figure out what the other country would do next. The United States and the Soviet Union or Russia were very different mostly because of their governments. The United States was a democracy where people were free voted for their leaders who represented the people. They all sat choices over things like what they could do for work and what they could buy. While Russia was communist Communism means the government decides how much everyone makes and what most people do for job and they also don't let the people vote or say what they believe in what they want. The Cold War went on for many years and during this time Germany was still split in two one side free and one side controlled by the Soviet Union. During this time some people were able to escape East Germany and cross the Berlin Wall without being caught. They think around five thousand people were able to do this which seems like a big number but it was over thirty years and there were a lot of people in. East Germany so really not that many were able to make it across but Germans were very creative in the ways they found to get across the wall for example in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and acrobat named Horst Klein salk cable going from one side of the wall to the other and decided to climb across it. The cable was sixty feet in the air and he climbed across it hand over. Hand it over the heads of the guards far below. When he got to the other side he fell to the ground and was okay but he was free and made a very daring escape. Indeed in one thousand nine hundred. Three two friends decided to do something similar as Horst Klein but instead created a zip line from one side of the wall to the other they did this by climbing to the top of a tall building and firing an Arrow over the wall to someone waiting on the other side the other person real the line across an cable which they attached to a chimney on the other side then Michael and Hoeger. The two friends zipped across and over the wall using police pretty amazing right to other friends. Hans and gutter came up with the idea to make their own hot air balloon. They built it in secret out of old bed sheets and canvas which their wives sewed then at night the two couples and their four children floated the hot air balloon. Eight thousand feet in the air and sailed over the Berlin Wall to freedom in one thousand nine hundred sixty to eighty one year old man and a group of senior citizens or older people spent sixteen days building a one hundred and sixty foot long tunnel under the wall. Many of the people who escaped regards because even the German guards didn't want to be forced to stay in East Germany. There were many guards who are able to easily escape because they were wearing uniforms. Many people around the world including the United States against the wall and challenge the East German leaders to take it down. President John F. Kennedy made a famous speech in West Germany. Telling them to take down. The wall later President Ronald Reagan did the same popular. Rock Stars often held concerts near the wall to entertain the East German people. In Nineteen eighty-nine many countries across Europe. Who were communist wanted to become democracies where the people had more freedoms at this time people in Germany also wanted to be done with communism and become free November ninth nine thousand nine hundred nine in East Berlin. Huge crowds of people began gathering at the wall. The guards were worried but no one told them to hurt the crowds. Eventually the crowd just started breaking down the wall chopping holes in it until finally the guards started letting people through crowds on the free side also gathered welcome their fellow. Germans there was celebration and hugging. Is the German people reunited friends and families were able to see each other again. People all around the world were happy for the German people who are no longer divided today. All of Germany is now a free country in a democracy. You can still visit a portion of the Berlin Wall that is still standing but now it's just a place that tourists can visit to be reminded that once Germany was divided tonight. Spend a few minutes thinking about what it would be like to live in a place with less freedoms and then think about how fortunate you are to live in a free country where you can think what you want to think. Believe what you want to believe and more freedoms to do what you want to do in life. Not all people have these same privileges. Freedom is something that has to be fought for an appreciated or it can go away like anything else. It's important to understand history so you can know what you need to do to keep your own country a free place and learn from the mistakes of the past so we don't repeat them..
"berlin" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"One and it was between the allies so kingdom United States Soviet Union regarding Camila Terry occupation and reconstruction of Berlin and and who got what piece yes exactly divided the country as well as the city. The city was divided into four pieces. We think of it being divided into two pieces but was divided into the British the US and the French sectors which all became west Berlin as well as the country was divided in the same fashion one of the things that people don't realize when they think about West Berlin and also the wall is that the wall actually went around West Berlin right Rian West Berlin that was encircled that was surrounded by a wall. It was not the east per se. Yen Eh is something that most people get it sort of reversed in your mind when I think about the city and we actually just celebrated here in Berlin the thirtieth anniversary of the a follow the law. Yeah that was a fun fun weekend and a lot going on in the city to celebrate that will in my understanding is that you can now tell where the wall had been. It's more marked on the ground again. The when I was there right after it was gone. And you couldn't tell where it used to be except by the gaps but a lot of it is now marked on the on the ground with I I wanna say brass dots or something like that at Brixton the ground and then also on their signs that say our good and it Kinda shows Street corners and stuff. Like there's a turn and minute shows the path of them now. airbag means while path and we actually cycle the entire Berlin Lynn Walsh earlier one hundred and sixty kilometers about one hundred miles in one day. It's great I don't recommend that unless you happen to be an enthusiast but it definitely takes you to everywhere you might imagine in Berlin from the most rural and I think that's the surprising thing about the city. They are actually rural segments to the the most urban really is diverse. More diversity think excellent anything else we WANNA see in the the city any other neighborhoods would recommend Mitte which we already mentioned is technically means the middle and in mid two. There's also the museum. Island UNESCO site has the Pergamon and several other museums. That it's worth getting a museum card if you're going to be here for a few days just so that we can go in out of the different museums freely if you have kids there's the DDR museum all sorts of Old East German artifacts and housewares and then funds stuff stuff. You can sort of everyday like I like a sample apartment and things like that if antiquities and playing with grandma. Grandma's old telephone number. You mid has also home to a lot of galleries so gallery art. If that's your thing you can walk the streets of there's sort of a segment of middle seat on the map and there's one gallery after another August stresses Straw Lineage Tross And in and around that Area A lot of little private galleries that are worth checking out and those originally probably when I visited this work art rex studios there. Let's say squatter communities but over time they've been turned into proper modern art galleries as well. You kind of undersold the museum orlands. They're a little bit but for if you are a museum or if you're a history buff that I would definitely recommend especially the Pergamon museum where you you can walk through the gates the reconstructed Gates Babylon for instance and and I feel like that alone is worth a stop if again if you're a history buff if that's something like walk through the stargate there. I'll put a link to a blog post. I did on twenty four hours in Berlin. That is show some pictures from some of the various things there there and there's the bust of never t and the next museum over and they're world class museums. I think that's really what you need to know. Is that this rivals arrivals. In terms of acquired ancient collection at the British Museum or any other museum in the world and also nearby is the Boda Museum which says art. The German History Museum is also quite interesting. It can be rather sobering. It's rather extensive but it's also quite interesting in terms of the history Berlin a history of Germany and obviously a lot of focus on Berlin as well and all of those museums are in a relatively short. Will the history museums outside of the museum. mylan but the others are in kind of a contained area and when it's springtime or summer time it's great to relax on the grass. There's lots of grass areas in parks in that the region as well also. The Berlin Cathedral is right there. Yes in Orland cathedral and you can also usually find a couple times a week concerts in there as well. So that's another good way to get inside meaning your concert tickets for rides the entrance fee into Cathedral. And you get a concert at the same time. What's the area of Berlin? If I haven't been there in ten years that has changed the most midtown Prenzlauer Berg. I would say maybe not ten years maybe more fifteen years but those were the areas that you mentioned during your first visit that regret in your used to be the apartments were heated with coal and a lot of abandoned landed places in now with cookie dough shops now in several cafes several cafes competing for the best avocado toast ok very colorful and modern and it's changed quite a lot of promise really known historically for its it's Avocados I think of a gutter growing Richard isn't it that's much I would also say Chris Baragan Eric annoyed can have changed quite a lot in the last ten years again this shift from mainly worker in immigrant communities to more say hit communities where there's galleries in restaurants and cafes and there's two areas I would change probably the most well what would you skip I'm looking at my guidebook. It's telling me to go to various displaces. And there's a few that if you had limited time you would probably pass I would say Schloss Charlottenburg and and I hope other doesn't hear this. Because he was so excited to visit. It's a beautiful palace. It's been renovated reconstructed. It's full of period piece furniture pitcher. That's really not what Berlin is about Berlin is for me not so much about going inside and seeing these beautiful balances in furniture. But it's more about the the living history that's outside so it's beautiful but at the same time if you have limited time you could see something similar to that in other capital cities in Europe or other cities in Europe. I would probably be I in down. I'm always amazed by seeing that neighborhood appear on so many lists. You're the first thing that you should do or serve typical because just doesn't really having lived here. It doesn't strike. Typical Berlin at all at strike was twenty years ago yet had a different role actually thirty two years ago that role has been displaced in. Looks quite a lot like any other shopping area in any city that you might see in there so many other things that are so that are unique about the city including what we've talked about so far that says that's probably worth escape. You're GonNa Miss Anything unless you have some really serious shopping that you have to do. And there are plenty of small shops in places like Craig's Baragan Prenzlauer. Berg in can that will probably take care of most year needs. Although the one thing I would say in Kurfurstendamm that I think is unique to Berlin would be the Kaiser Ville Memorial Church. Yeah that is a church that was damaged destroyed during World War Two and instead of renovating it to new. They actually a renovated or reconstructed to keep the damage on the steeple people so it's a reminder of the war and the cost of war and it has next door to it on the second Meditation Chapel or room. That is a very peaceful as well. I think the new that they built quite modern and I think beautiful now. That's a matter of opinion but the contrast that's between the two I think is is interesting and obviously historically significant. Yes anything else we should cover before we start to do some of our wrap pop questions so one of the things. Since we're heading into the season right now is Christmas market sure Orland isn't traditionally known reports Christmas markets. Meaning when you think German Christmas markets usually Nuremberg more unit but Berlin. Has I think now over sixty Christmas markets. So it's not only in one place in centralized but they're spread throughout the city and it's everything from the more traditional German Christmas markets with the Gluhwein in the sausages in the lights in the pretty buildings around and for that I would recommend gendarmenmarkt as the Christopher gendarmenmarkt Christmas market. But then there's also lots of Funky eclectic Dick Specialized Chris markets around the city and those are usually run over the course of maybe a single weekend. So they're they're in they're out there over bore weekends and advent but they're not every day right and you mentioned the gendarmenmarkt so that's the place where we have the twin churches with the square inbetween between down in the neighborhood that is can you claim that it's a myth. Okay that's where we'd find traditional you're saying yeah traditionally national and it's it's very pretty traditionally decorated. It's a beautiful setting because you have the two churches around in the square and everything and then you have one of the newer Christmas markets markets. Let's on weekends called highs ahead smart which has been this funky urban village area by the Spree River. And there's there's everything from bonfires and they have music eclectic puppet shows but then you can also still get your gluhwein and there's lots of handicrafts and homemade bread and so it's an interesting mixture of things. There's also in bitten in the north submit to big. That's why I think of it as two different areas there is that CNN market which is a Scandinavian market in the Cultural Bri the culture brewery. which is the site of a former brewery there and and that's also quite fun because it's it's an A.? Industrial courtyard brick courtyard. Finish GLOAG in. You've got your Swedish different. I ice drinks and stuff and is also got a nice feel to me and the other thing you reminded me of when you said Mitte. Because I've been at the Christmas Margaret. You were talking about there That the double plots near there. The original in front of the opera has one of the more interesting World War. Two era Memorials which is the memorial to Nazi book.
"berlin" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And to the the fact act that it is a private collection does mean that. It's a bit eclectic not as well organized but it also feels in terms of the care that someone took in collecting everything in terms terms of other Berlin Wall sites to visit. There's the east side gallery which is along the spree river metric sign neighborhood and that's two kilometers or over two kilometers of the Berlin Wall in it's been turned into an outside art gallery so as I understand. I think it's the longest outside art galleries said of murals era in the world and it has a lot of the the segments are fixed. Meaning they've been there for ten some actually some of them twenty twenty five years but some of those segments actually painted over and from time to time. So it's fun. Lock to do and mostly politically themed. Art About. The Wall is what I recall from. I'm lost I. was there still true. Yeah there's quite a bit connected to the wall and that also now quite a bit connected to the environment and the climate crisis so that some of the newer street art. That's been going up. And it has been under somewhat threat of being torn down for redevelopment. Right yes if that happens every couple of years I think actually that section along. The river is a bit controversial because the city and to be honest Berlin even though it has so many visitors visitors in it's the capital of Germany. It's basically bankrupt so in terms of trying to earn. Money was trying to sell basically rights for our housing development there and actually the last time that happened or quite a lot of demonstrations and petitions and they managed to keep the the housing I forget whether it's housing or Business Development Company from removing the east side gallery taking it somewhere else so it's still remains there but at the contested area because it's prime real estate but it's protected right now. Because of these I gallery world should receive. I would also say to visit visit the Brandenburg Gate which is the iconic actually used to be one of the original gates to the city Berlin when it was a walled city and next door to that is the Reichstag which is kind of the German parliament. One thing with that is now you have to. It's free to go up there. You can go up to the Dome the have a nice audio tour that you can pick up but you have to reserve that in advance. We have to go to the website and pick a time and a place and the reason why I say that a few years years ago you could just walk up there with your passport and you could go up but now they actually have specific times reserved in advance. Now another way to get around that if you really WANNA go up there because is it does provide really nice views of the city is. There's also a cafe on the top of the parliament. Yes so it's also possible to make a reservation there for breakfast or coffee or lunch in that way you get around the lines and can go up to the top as well. And besides his views of the city to the Reichstag has the staircase As it winds its way up to the top of the Reich. Shaq is really beautiful. So it's a beautifully designed building and then on top of that. This sort of audio guide interpretation is really excellent and well done so. That's one of those things when people will tell people about it and they'll say oh I wasn't able to get a reservation. It's really unfortunate. So that's one thing to look into an in advance of a visit is getting reservation there will and if people are picturing the old pictures of what the building like. It's changed quite a lot and and there's one significant that we haven't mentioned in terms of the rice dogs new dome it's glass. And what can you see. Thus foucault all mirrors on the inside down bigoted to run through my head thinking here so you can actually look down on the German parliament. And they the architects idea. You was that coming out of World War Two and coming out of the reunification that this basically was an idea that the parliament is transparent. And so they did this in a very intentional statement of transparency fascinating beautiful architecture in this old restored building. Obviously it was quite heavily damaged with some of the last two fighting in world. War Two happened here on the steps of the right doug but but it is now been transformed into a symbol of the new Germany. I think and the audio guide gives that whole entire background but also suggests walking around there. One of the things that I love is out opened. That area is for example. Berlin marathon ends very close to there and so everyone is hanging we now. On the lawn of the Reichstag after the marathon and so it's really in addition to the transparency. That you mentioned it also feels like the rice dog is a very open area. Meaning there's not fences and guards keeping you away from the from the lawn in front of it so feels very much connected to the people if that makes sense no it does make sense and while we're in that area I think there's a couple of the things we want to direct people to see. What else should we do while we're in that central part of town certainly the Holocaust memorial which is probably fairly famous not too far from the Brandenburg Gate on opportunities? See that tiergarten which is one of Berlin's largest parks. I think that's actually a worthwhile while place to take a stroll through. There are a couple of monuments there as well including including a Soviet monument that always fascinated us. Because it's it's associate war memorial but it was always in West Berlin and apparently they would allow guards every morning to come through change of the Soviet guards every morning when it was divided. And so there you have the big statue of Soviet soldier in a tank. But what's interesting is if you go back a little bit on the side panels they. They have big black and white photos of Berlin after World War Two so you can. Lot of them are aerial photos. You can see what the city was like after World War Two. A lot of the distractions actions flat as in flat. Yeah the Reichstag that you mention that provides perspective of how much the city was destroyed right and how much has been rebuilt in. It's gone through this process a few times already. So that's another place to visit. Will you mentioned Holocaust memorial. I think you're talking about thin memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. I is the official name of it but I think a lot of people know what we're talking about but I don't assume that everybody does because it's a very interesting staying in odd monument in terms of what it looks like. It's a series of obelisks. Would that be the right term of various heights that I think is meant to you. Remind you of the old Jewish cemeteries like you'd find for instance in Prague where he also used to live but they're starting at knee height. And then you go down into some of the canyons even in here. And they're towering above your head but they represent many any of the people. I don't remember how many people per monument but I think there's some math there in terms of trying to represent the six million Jews who were killed in in World War Two. It's a sobering but I think a beautiful monument and what I've also heard. Is that as you mentioned. You know as you go through it. The I Abbas are the blocks are different sizes and also the ground is uneven And what we were told also is that it's also meant to make you feel disoriented. ranted which is this idea of the world in life is shifting and this idea of feeling disoriented as you go through it as well. I remember we did a walking tour one of the free walking tours. It's available right. They're starting at the starbucks near the Brandenburg Gate. Everyone probably should do. It was very good and we was not free for us we. We tipped heavily because we it was worth it. It was a three hour walking tour but one of the things that they were noting is right near are there is the spot where the bunker Hitler's bunker was and last I was there. There was no marker at all so they really wanted to remember this part. But they didn't want to commemorate and have it be a place where not Caesar neo-nazis would would congregate or Lee. Reeds needs for certain things like that. So that's a parking lot right. I honestly deliberately did not include that in this discussion. Yeah it's it's fair to bring it up right during on walking tours. Typically.
"berlin" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"The bags back on the road and read it's real good passport. Amateur Traveler episode six hundred and eighty four today. The amateur traveler talks about museums and memorials and markets. It's parks palaces and a wall as we go to Berlin Germany amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christianson. Let's talk about Berlin I. I'd like to welcome the show. Audrey Scott and Daniel knoll from an cornered market DOT COM or at welcome back to the show I should say and we brought Audrey and and Daniel back to talk about Berlin Germany Audrey and Daniel Welcome back to the show. Thanks for having us back and I say welcome back to the show but I. I don't know if I could come up with all the Times you've been the show. We certainly done wonderful episodes together on prog and Bangladesh are the two that really stand out for me. I think there may maybe some other ones and there certainly some this. We can travels in there also but I put a list of all the shows they have been on in the show notes so we don't have to waste time with that but we have not covered Berlin Lynn Germany in quite a long time. I was really surprised how long it had been more than a decade since we've talked about a rather rapidly changing city Berlin has changed a lot lot since we covered it the first time in the show for sure and you guys happened to live there now. Yeah we've actually called Berlin are home now for about seven years. It's hard to believe Aleve and even within that time it's changed quite a lot so if we go back over a decade yeah. There's been a lot of changes well so this seemed like a really good excuse to have two of my favorite guests back on the show. Why should someone think about going to Berlin? Well it it certainly seems to be enjoying an another up surgeon ovulating. Correct me if I'm wrong on the statistics. I think it's the third most popular destination in Europe. And it's interesting because Berlin on the surface is is not a traditional European destination meaning. It doesn't have preserved old town like Prague Nick or even like many of the other incredible credible cities in Europe but when it has a has its dynamism feel to it and creativity and energy and so people don't really come to Berlin to see Z.. Beautiful old buildings there are still a few that remain. There's obviously really interesting history here but it's more for its creative field for its neighborhoods spor. There's also has a really big party scene for those who like clubbing. It's more about the feel of the place will. Then I think the other two most popular cities than would would be London and Paris. I believe you're talking about and compared to the two of them it's also had a reputation for being less expensive low. I don't know if that's still true. I think Jewish rush to a great degree. It is having just visited London. I think we can. We can vouch for that London. Right still a great city but yeah so yes certainly your dollar euro or whatever you can be carrying goes a little bit further and I think it's just a different city. Virginia from what Adriana said before I think when people come away their struck with the difficulty to articulate why Berlin sticks with them in a way that it does in the word they often use five. I love the divider that city. Such an interesting vibe that the atmosphere and I think a lot of s to do with the fact that religion is in a constant state of Flux Fox and perhaps in a constant state of Renaissance reimagining itself will in you mention concentrate of luck so the first time I was in Berlin. We've talked about this on. The show was a year after the wall fell and the the heart of the city. The center of the activity was Kurfurstendamm. Turn down on the western side and you could still see the bullet holes in the walls on. What was East Germany? You could hardly find any trace of the wall but you wouldn't meet. You didn't need it to tell what had been East. Germany was still fairly drab on that side of in a lot of the buildings and things I think the the last time I was back in a completely flipped the vibrant activity was where it traditionally was in the eastern part of the city buttered standard that continues continues to change since I have been there. Yeah I mean. The city is constantly changing in Berlin is a very neighborhood focused city so the neighborhoods are always experience in different levels of renaissance also in their hip when they're not hit but for especially after the wall fell East Berlin. What was formerly east? Berlin was the hub hub for heart for artists and the mayor actually was rather smart. He said we have all these really big industrial buildings. We have all this space and actually opened up four artists for basically like squatter communities and art studios and stuff and so that attracted a lot of artists in creative types to the city in. So you still feel let today but some of the traditional areas where that was like Mitte has now become a bit too expensive a little bit too gentrified now. Those artists communities are going a little bit more. Let's say towards the edges where there still is available space will emit a would be middle so literally the middle of the city. Yeah it's the middle of the city but it was the heart of former East Berlin and all the neighborhoods have changed quite a bit like we live in Nikon in the south and our neighborhood. We talked to Berliners who grew up appear in their thirties forties. Saying when I was young you never went there. That was considered a bad place to go. Someone joked it was like the Harlem like in the bad days but but now it's a vibrant community. We've got museums and galleries. But also it's still has this connection to its roots. which is a worker community as as well as an immigrant community? So it's this interesting dynamic between a little bit of gentrification which is a big issue in Berlin right now but it still has its soul in terms of the working man every day. Many hood is well excellent. Well let's start to put some structure on. That's what kind of itinerary would you recommend for someone who's coming to Berlin especially for the first time time. Okay well that really depends on the number of day. Well let's target. Let's talk about a week for Berlin and day trips from Berlin. I think the first piece of advice that we might give to. Someone has to understand that Berlin. Is I believe approximately three hundred sixty miles square miles in terms of landmass. So you're not gonna be able to cover the entire city so I think the trick is to figure out what are the core elements that you'd like to see in Berlin East and west and then maybe to identify a a couple of non-core that are out there in some of the neighborhoods so in terms of some of the usual suspects in. You're looking at things like checkpoint Charlie in the Checkpoint Charlie Museum which definitely definitely a although it is touristy at something that we often recommend to people particularly on those days that are not good weather days at the museum. Actual checkpoint appoint Charlotte's it's rather touristy and people are posing for photos but the museum is actually it's a private initiative and it has all sorts of stories and photos of life rush when the wall was up as well as stories of escape. And it's quite well done. Well let's dig into that a little more so checkpoint Charlie one of the famous checkpoints between East in West Berlin. There's the little guardhouse there which is a reconstruction because they tore down the guardhouse ray quickly after they down the wall and then realized Oh hey we we have this wonderful memorable spot so they. They built it back up again but the checkpoint Charlie Museum was there during the time of the wall all and it started as a private collection of memorabilia about escapes predominantly from Berlin and. I think it's a fascinating museum Ziam. Although I would have to say the last time I was there. It had a feel of grandma's attic in terms of organization. I don't know if that has changed. Excel Excel J. One of the most amazing wonderful collections. So hazardously arranged but you can see where someone took a surfboard. Gordon holiday it out so they could put people inside or cars with secret. Compartments were people who made balloons to fly over the wall. It's a fascinating collection especially in terms of Cold War. History doesn't Nice job of addressing cold order history from the stamp on Berlin that it also digs into some of the Cold War history elsewhere so with over revolution in Prague so the rising Hungary so it provides a broader context. Not just what happened here in Berlin which I think is really really Nice Josh. Not Quite as my favorite in terms of organization as the CA- Museum of Communism in Prague but still amazing and great museum.
"berlin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Just across the water from. Cyprus is one of the world's most recognizable divides the westbound barrier separating Israel from Palestine traces the so called Green Line between the two territories. Why Israel is see it as a purely defensive measure? Many Palestinians believe its purpose. I is to take their land and liberty. We spoke with Dr Atta our hsieh Palestinian author and lecturer who attended Bizet University in the West Bank. That's him talking about living with the barrier in many ways few cut off communities from each other what you notice with time in that state experience of Gazans for example because they're also community that is very much hemmed in it basically create a kind of some sort of precision mentality because this is the experience of God in the West Bank to create social fractures political fractures. Also it embiid's beads everyday life so students who went to good school that forced to go through sometimes some barriers. Sometimes they're not allowed shivered farmers So the severe mental and psychological and emotional impact in the sense that it actually keeps you within a very little tertiary unable to travel unable to do much and that certainly creates resentment creates all kinds of psychological in backs and also the potential to do harm to others. Because that's the only way you could perhaps resist this kind of force people who are hemmed-in and in as you described would always try to find a way of inflitrating because Dr Dispute Because the conditions are dispersed so they actually are used used by politicians to manipulate the relation to give them the sense of security sometime will to use the veneer of security as in the case of Israel and other countries. I'm sure but actually what they do. The people who want to resist the subjugation or the disparate conditions where they find themselves will find other ways. Now tell me you. Even as we said naming this barrier has been contentious in the posit on it aims and ambitions dispute on both sides but for Palestinians Palestinians who people saw what was happening in Israel a large number of suicide bombings and a period during the second Intifada. When many people being killed on buses says these ready response to building a Baria? It couldn't have come as a dramatic surprise being discussed for many many years. This idea of separating operating the people's did Palestinians think there was an alternative to a physical barrier like this to allow people on both sides of insecurity the claim of security. Obviously security's a genuine metal for everybody for every community every nation that is true through but the point about that actually to prevent that it's about creating a political climate where there is peace and Israel has not done that in the past. I think that's the feeling among the Palestinians that basically the barrier didn't stop as twin suicide bombing. What stopped hoped it was another political reality that has been created after two six win then too far kind of died down those who want and to do this sort of thing they could unfortunately still do it? The civilization wall. It might limit it to some extent but it doesn't completely stop it so actually the spire is just as alias make claim about disraeli. Government make claims about security and that is the catch phrase for but the reality of it is. Is that the barrier that is basically meant to cement Israeli expansionist policies in the West Bank. So for the Bosnians. It's these we saw the underpinnings the underlying reasons as for why the buyers constructed but the reality is completely different with all the negative effects. Let it has on them when you think of historical examples. The Berlin Wall for that tiny will in a white come down in Berlin evolved because because there were dramatic changes in the politics on both sides and a realignment of a world order. Do think in the end for the wool. The barrier to come don between Palestinians and Israelis would involve something as dramatic as a kind of a realignment of the world order. Do see any hope of coming down. It's very hard to speak about. Tobe win the tuition is so gloomy. But I think there must be hoped that must be a way out of the situation and that way we'd have to be for the spirit to come down so naturally an optimistic person. I'm hopeful person I think most bulletins are because it's very much on a number leads anachronistic. It's not something that is natural. It's not something that you can live with forever. You know across all generations all times so oh I hope that this is a Tim. Bery and there will be that a dramatic moment when it comes down and they have been already all sorts of demonstrations around the barrier win one fell or at least just one section of it fell it just a symbol. That dishes cannot stand there forever and there may be you know be able to change and governments. It's changing things have changed obviously this very long term conflict and it has caused a lot better long-term hope envisioned that it would come down because it doesn't serve anyone daughter daughter out of Algeria. Thank you so much joining us here on the urban est.
"berlin" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"It's an important tool. It's maybe the most important tool that they can think of. We're going to build the wall. We have no choice. We have no choice. Why do we divide people in the second part of our series marking the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall? We look beyond Germany to cities and countries still split by walls and barricades from a two thousand mile border in North America last divided capital. We see if Berlin has taught us anything about the ways in which we keep some people in an others out. Plus what living in a world of London feel like. DOC will that coming up right here on the east with me and talk. We saw. Today's episode sowed in the United States president. Donald trump talks of a new world fence off Mexico. America's southern neighbor but there's one city in the country entry that already knows a thing to about a life separated with a physical border. San Diego is home to three. Major points of entry for migrants agrements crossing into the US from Mexico is proximity to the Boorda has turned this sunny plays into a thriving city where diversity is celebrated celebrated embraced what is simply part of the status quo. That is until you look. The existing. Six hundred fifty four miles fenced off at the border was as many of the border wall. Prototypes being erected on the orders of Mr Trump to understand how life unfolds in the shadow of a potentially bigger Vega border wall. And what that means for the city Monaco's acting bureau chief in Los Angeles Collage Rabelo spoke to Sarah Libby. Who is the managing editor of the Voice of San Diego newspaper? Listen we do have a fence separating San Diego from Mexico. That's one of the things that's been kind interesting to see. This whole discussion played out talk about a wall when it's not an actual wall. It's more of a fence and we're home to one of the biggest and busiest border crossings. Do things in the world and so you know there's a lot of movement between San Diego into one other students who cross the border every day for school there are workers I who cross both ways to and from work and so there's a lot of movement both ways and that's something that we've always lived with and we think it really contributes to the vibrancy of our city and we've been opening up pedestrian walkways and bike ways and trying to expand access at the border order to make it more efficient than to allow more people to cross. And so you know that in San Diego has been our priority as opposed to you know building bigger barriers to stop that type of movement. San Diego has a Republican mayor and he has said the city benefits from this border being open open and accessible and us being allowed to trade and facilitate travel and tourism and we think of it as a benefit to our city and it is in San Diego dot one of these new border wall. Constructions that have been commissioned and the president trump are actually now being built right. Yes so so we were home to some of the all prototypes that the president and other people have come to tour just little pieces of wall for people to look at it seemed and more like a publicity stunt them something useful. I think everyone knows what wall looks like. But there is construction going on but that being said you know we've had border barriers and fencing three layers of San across the border for years. So it's something that we're pretty I used to. I'm curious and I guess the way you've been describing things. It seems very much like San Diego benefits from this movement of people that work or live in either side the border so I guess how effective is it in the end because its goal is to stop people from crossing. Is there a purpose for its existence or I mean certainly we want people. It's a cross legally through the border crossing in which there you know vetted by immigration officials and things like that so I I understand why you know they a barrier to deter illegal crossings but because of the rhetoric and you know this wall structure it seems like they're trying to deter all all types of movements and we think as long as it's happening legally at safely at the actual border crossing that we as a city really benefit from it. I think there will be a time that will see that will come down or is it still a future those too far off. I don't know that it would ever be taken down entirely like I said we've had some sort of fence system and structure in place for several years and that's been pretty uncontroversial so I don't see it coming down anytime soon but we're just still L. hoping to expand access to legal crossings and build more ways for people to get to and from Mexico. So maybe they're speaking with collateral Bella in Los Angeles.
"berlin" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"berlin" Discussed on The Incomparable
"K simmons excellent actor he is working a bureaucratic building in berlin in at some point and he's been there for a long time he tries for promotion and his told basically no no no you're you're in interface it's very mysterious gray building with people he's sort of man in grace ooh to does this weird job and you don't really understand what he's doing and what it's revealed is suddenly he's brought into a room with a guy with a bag over his head who is who the vaga is taken off and it's revealed that it's him he's looking at himself and this is the premise of the show which is this building this nondescript building is actually on a border crossing between parallel earth earth's that split from one another when eastern scientists at the end of the cold war didn't experiment and they open this portal and at that point the two planets were identical but since then they have diverged and the this is where information and people can cross back and forth and all this to say the berlin setting is not an accident because this shows basically a cold war spy show with the difference being that instead of it being iron curtain soviet side american side instead you've got these two parallel worlds but it still more about spycraft with the addition of all the character drama that happens when you're able to ponder the road not taken because of course many of these characters have counterparts which is the name i just got the show although the refer to as the your other in the in the shows that show called counterpart but never say you're.
"berlin" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals
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"berlin" Discussed on Rick Steves Germany Audio Tour?s?
"Straight ahead The marine church and the tv tower the marine church dates from twelve seventy under communist rule. Religion was frowned upon as the state was officially atheist east berliners could still worship here but being openly christian was never a good career. Move from the church. Continue walking east down. Carl lead connect stresa. We'll be crossing some train tracks on our way to our final. Stop alexanderplatz as you walk. Let rick tell you most. Yes yes as we walk. I'll keep on talking. Just try to stop. The communist regime is long gone but it left an enduring legacy one feature. Is the twelve hundred foot tall tv tower passing by right now. This tower was built in nineteen sixty nine to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of communist east germany. The tower was meant to show the power of the atheist state at the very time when. Ddr leaders were having the crosses removed from the country's church domes and spires but it turned out that when the sun hit the tower the reflected light created a huge cross on the mirrored ball. Cynics called god's revenge it had another nickname because of its shape. East berliners dubbed their tower that tele asparagus. They also joked that if it fell over they'd have an elevator to freedom the west those wacky aussies for a fee. You can go up the tower for a fine view and lunch at the revolving restaurant from the top. You can look out at the flat roofs sprawl of berlin and peek inside. The city's many courtyards called ho- fat. The towers retro looking interior is quite trendy these days so it can be crowded. Keep walking from the tower to the railway bridge As you walk. Have listened to this short snippet of music. Lisa see if you can recognize it..
"berlin" Discussed on Rick Steves Germany Audio Tour?s?
"Um bach by couldn't have played it better myself by now. You should be reaching the next intersection. Where unter den linden meets glinka strata at glinka stresa. Our next destination is a place called the berlin story. It's kitty corner to the left across the intersection so to get their cross to the left side of owner dan linden by the way lisa that piece of music. We just heard the sofa jet by. Cpi bach is when i learned as a young piano student. It's one of many pieces. Bach junior wrote during his three decades here in berlin bach was only one of several well known composers. Who lived here. They helped make. Berlin are europe's music capital in the seventeen fifty s setting the stage for the rise of vienna a generation. Later once you reach the other side of unter den linden turn right and continue heading. East down owner dan. Linden keep going till you reach number forty home place. The berlin story with all the layers of history there are in berlin from prussians to nazis. Communists the berlin story is a good place to sort it all out. The berlin story bookstore end museum is to shop. Side by side on. The left is a beefy little museum covering the main points of modern berlin history including video about the wall. It offers a vivid swing through the tumultuous story of this city. They also sell interesting cold war souvenirs next door on the right is a bookstore with just about the best range anywhere of english language. Titles on berlin. Now continue down under den linden a few steps farther until you reach the intersection. With friedrich strata today entered inland and is no longer a depressing cold war cul-de-sac dead ending at the brandenburg gate. Its original strolling cafe. Ambiance has returned break. It sure is nice walking onto den linden trees. Yes i agree. These linden trees are also known in english as lime trees. Linden trees can live for centuries but most of these trees are not that old. That's because in the twentieth century. Hitler cut down many of the venerable trees. Some of them. Two hundred and fifty years old and replace them with nazi flags. Popular discontent among berliners even nazi berliners drove him to replant the trees pause. When you reach the intersection with friedrich strasser. It's a good place to survey some of the features of modern berlin friedrichstrasse. You're standing at perhaps the most central crossroads in berlin and for several years. It'll be a mess. As berlin builds a new extension of its subway system. Check out the stop and gold crosswalk lights for pedestrian traffic at this intersection. The jonte green and red men date from the old east berlin days. They're called ample mention or late. Men even after the fall of the wall these fund pedestrian stoplights proved so popular that residents waged at ten year court battle to keep them from being replaced. Now look down friedrichstrasse up before the war zone was the heart of cultural berlin in the roaring twenties. It was home to anything goes nightlife and cabarets. We're entertainers like marlene. Dietrich performed since reunification. it's become home to super size department stores and big time hotels. They're trying to catch up to the glitz of crew. I in dm strauss. Which throughout the cold war was the main commercial boulevard of west berlin. So far friedrich stresa gets half the traffic as kudo. Why is that well. Locals complained that this area has no real daily life no supermarkets not much ethnic street food and so on reality before moving on you could consider detouring a block south to gallery. Lafayette department store. It has an amazing interior or stop into the vw automobile forum to check out the latest car models. It's just across the street on the other side of unter den linden but we'll head down in linden a more blocks when hair ample mentioned tells you. It's safe to go continue walking again down. Unter den.
"berlin" Discussed on Rick Steves Germany Audio Tour?s?
"The striking modern atrium good idea. Let's go there now. The architect frank. Gehry is famous for bill guggenheim museum. Progress dancing house seattle's experience music project. Chicago's millennium park. And the walt disney concert hall in la jury fans who enjoy his attention. Grabbing forms and colors might be surprised at the bank buildings low profile exterior structures on parisa. Plants are designed so as not to draw attention away from the brandenburg gate. But check out the lobby. This gives you your fix of wild and colorful gerry. Built in two thousand one. As an office complex and conference center the buildings undulating interior is like a big slithery fish. Gary once explained the form of the fish is the best example of movement. I tried to capture this movement in my buildings for more of architect frank. Gary's vision read the plaque in the lobby near the fish. Now let's start making our way back outside returning to parise parisi plots the next building on the is the academy of arts more on that in a second but for now. Turn your attention to the following building. The one that juts into the square and overlooks entered in linden boulevard. This is that ritzy hotel adlon. The original hotel was demolished after world. War two and rebuilt in nineteen ninety seven over the years. This venerable place has hosted celebrities and vip's from charlie chaplin to albert einstein. Wasn't it here that michael jackson. Yes yes exactly. It was here. That pop star michael jackson shocked millions by dangling his baby over the railing. It was the second balcony up and the hotel adlon was the setting for the classic film. Grand hotel in which. Greta garbo uttered the immortal line. I want to be alone. And i say i want to move along because our tour must continue at this point. Be making a detour off. The main unter den linden access to see some sobering world. War memorials will return to the hotel. Adlon in a bid to get to the memorials leave parise plots by passing through the academy of arts building. That's the one between the dc bank in hotel adlon. So let's enter the academy of arts building if the academy of arts is closed. You'll need to make a five minute. Detour pause the audio guide and follow. This route walked to the left toward the hotel. Adlon circle around the hotel adlon to its backside. There you'll find our next stop the sprawling field of stubby concrete pillars. This is the memorial to the murdered jews of europe. That's trek six. But if the academy of arts is open let's head there. Enter the academy of arts building pass through the glass cr cade and start making your way to the back by the way. There's a toilet in the basement if you need it just past the ground floor. Cafes the former office of albert speer spear was hitler's chosen architect. the man charged with planning the rebuilding of berlin. Once the nazis won the war. Berlin was to have been the grandiose world capital of nazi europe passed through the glass door to see spears favorite statue prometheus from around nineteen hundred. This is the kind of art turned. Hitler on a strong soldierly. Vital man defending the homeland. Now continue walking through the academy of arts building to the back.
"berlin" Discussed on Rick Steves Germany Audio Tour?s?
"Captivating historic fun loving and constantly evolving. Hi i'm rick steves. Thanks for joining me on. Walk through the historic heart of berlin. We start at the rice stock pass through the brandenburg gate saunter down unter den linden boulevard and finish at alexanderplatz along the way we'll trace berlin five hundred year history as germany's cultural capital. We'll see grandiose monuments of precious emperors. We'll see the sober reminders. Of adolf hitler and the nazi-era we'll walk the path where the berlin wall once stood and learn about life under communist rule. Allow two to three hours for this two and a half mile walk. It's a great introduction to the sites you may want to explore further later on or if you only have one day in berlin this walk shows you the core the city and its most important sites. We'll see how this city leveled world war divided by the cold warm and torn up by reconstruction has now been reborn in the twenty first century. It's the heartbeat of modern germany berlin. How to use this audio guide. This audio tour gives each of berlin greatest sightseeing hits. Its own title and track number much like a playlist or the songs of a cd or album. You can skip ahead or taylor. Tin to your own tastes but navigating through berlin on your own can be confusing and it's easiest to just follow the tour in order. I've laid out to help you along. I've invited my colleague lisa. Welcome lisa gooden. Tug hair steve's she'll give directions from one site to the next after listening to directions. You can pause the audio guide then restarted at the next audio track when you're ready for the next site. Ideally this walk will unfold in real time. You should be able to sight. See from start to finish without pausing or fast forwarding much at all but of course when you want to linger longer pushing pause is encouraged. If you're taking this tour with my rick. Steves audio europe app. Don't miss its latest features. There are zuma maps showing the route and each stop. These are viewable. You listen a twenty-second rewind. Button allows you to catch something. You might have missed or here. Vital directions a second time and the speed button. Makes me faster chipmunk style you can read the actual script of this tour and if you'd like more information on the spot you can download our entire guidebook on this destination with a couple of clicks those following this tour on their ipod rather than with my fancier app may find that my guidebook to this place with its maps photos and exhibit titles can make following this audio tour easier be aware that even with the best of directions seeing a big city can be confusing be flexible and don't hesitate to show the picture of a site to a local or one of your fellow travelers and ask for help now. Let's head into berlin. Lisa get started yovel mein freund all own. The tour begins.