26 years old. Ex-ex-pat. Wandering Californian. Pseudo historian. Grad student. Queer. Beer enthusiast. Anglophile. Theoretical time traveler. Part time librarian. Full time loser. The usual.

 

marcoereus:

I’m so tired of people telling me German is an “ugly, angry” language. When my German teacher tells us jokes it’s the sweetest, happiest language in the world. When I teach my father the word for daughter he smiles, repeating “Tochter” to himself until he gets it right, and in that moment German sounds like pride. There’s nothing angry or ugly about a language that never says goodbye, only “until we meet again.”

kindofdistracting:

the-thorster:

itami86:

justmeandkevin:

Ad for German chain of do-it-yourself stores “Hornbach”

“You can be everything but clumsy.”
(x)

I love how Hornbach’s claim translates to “There’s always something to do” (or someONE in this case, hah)

HOLY SHIT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FUCKING INCLUSIVE
I’M MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH HORNBACH

"You helped rebuilding Germany. So don’t let other tell you how to renovate"

"There’s nobody who is allowed to tell you that you can’t do it. Nobody but your project."

kindofdistracting:

the-thorster:

itami86:

justmeandkevin:

Ad for German chain of do-it-yourself stores “Hornbach”

“You can be everything but clumsy.”

(x)

I love how Hornbach’s claim translates to “There’s always something to do” (or someONE in this case, hah)

HOLY SHIT THIS CAMPAIGN IS FUCKING INCLUSIVE

I’M MORE AND MORE IN LOVE WITH HORNBACH

"You helped rebuilding Germany. So don’t let other tell you how to renovate"

"There’s nobody who is allowed to tell you that you can’t do it. Nobody but your project."

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation. Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.

anotherlgbttumblr:

kp-ks:

Book Burning Memorial

'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '

Interesting but rarely mentioned: most of the content burned that night came from the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (institute for the science of sex) headed by Magnus Hirschfeld. The institute and Hirshfeld himself were some of the first to openly campaign for the right to have sex with someone of the same gender, the right to transition if you did not identify with your birth sex and for the general acceptance of queer people. The team had already performed the first SRS operations in Germany and in addition, the institute advocated sex education, contraception, the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s emancipation.
Photographs of the night of the book burning are plastered across history books world wide, but the queer movement that was destroyed that night often goes unmentioned.