Tag Archives: German

Jewish & Nazi #Shoah “U-Boat” Catchers

An Amazing Tale of Holocaust Betrayal in World War II   “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Elie Wiesel What would you have done if you … Continue reading

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Socrates: “I Am A … Citizen of the World”

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. — Socrates — Ed Coburn (@EdwardJCoburn) September 14, 2013 Being a “Citizen of the world” is a big responsibility. The term implies that you have a … Continue reading

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The Awful German Language – by Mark Twain

A little learning makes the whole world kin. — Proverbs xxxii, 7. I went often to look at the collection of curiosities in Heidelberg Castle, and one day I surprised the keeper of it with my German. I spoke entirely … Continue reading

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Does The Language We Speak Shape How We Think?

Does the language we speak shape how we think? I find this question to be an intriguing one. In fact, it was recently the subject of a lively debate at the Economist news magazine. Now, I speak three languages rather … Continue reading

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Berlitz: The Birth of the Native Speaker Myth

Birth. New Life. Beginnings. The magic, mystique, and magnificence of creating something that we hope will be greater than ourselves. The Berlitz “method”, the precise moment of its birth, is a story best told by Berlitz. Travel back in time … Continue reading

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