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Tag: Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Word of the Week: Begrüßungsgeld

    The German word Begrüßungsgeld means “welcome money”. Free money? Pretty much. And lots of people wanted it. The idea of “welcome money” is a concept that was created by the…

  • Word of the Week: Stacheldrahtsonntag

    The events of August 13, 1961 brought a new word into the German language: Stacheldrahtsonntag, which means “Barbed Wire Sunday”. If you’re familiar with German history, it shouldn’t be too…