Germans have trouble with dating
I was born in America shortly after my parents arrived from Germany.
When your parents are German you don’t grow up like the other kids in your neighborhood. I’m sure a lot of you will recognize these traits…Windows are a constant topic of conversation.
Quite often, this isn't played too seriously, but sometimes it can be.
They also have a tendency to be The Eeyore, especially in combination with these other elements.
No, I won’t work in the retail store until 9PM on Christmas Eve… extended negotiations were required if we wanted to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special in color. You will, however, hear him on my parent’s record player…
no, I won’t go shopping with you after dinner on Christmas Eve. Presents have long been purchased, wrapped and tucked under the tree. Ironically, I still feel like a visitor when I sit in that room…Heino, whose baritone voice made the Schlager Musik Superstar one of the most successful German Musicians EVER. He and Freddy Quinn were front and center when it was time for my parents to party. and the eggs came in Eierbecher ( special egg cups.)Soft, squishy Wonder Bread was never a sandwich option. Holding your fork in your left hand, and the knife in the right…
In a given work of fiction featuring one or two token Russians, the Russians tend to get the short end of the stick.
Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy's Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day's work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city's reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty.Admin: There is no question the Soviet Red Army committed many attrocities during their drive across East Prussia. is there any means to get something about his history back? I'm editing my mother's memoirs, and I'm looking for public domain photos of Konigsberg after it was firebombed.Rape, in particular, was high on the invading army's menu. Mom was East Prussian and worked in the Luftwaffe communications bunker in the city.Alexander Solzhenitsyn, then a young captain in the Red Army, described the entry of his regiment into East Prussia in January 1945 as follows: “For three weeks the war had been going on inside Germany, and all of us knew very well that if the girls were German they could be raped and then shot. Regarding the events at Nemmersdorf (and Metgethen) - without questioning the fact that attrocities were committed - there continues to be some controversie about the details and scale of the event, as initially reported by German Army officiers, and the fact that the Goebbles propaganda machine used the occasion to exhort the German population to defend the Fatherland against the Red hordes to their dying breath if they wanted to avoid a similar fate. She specifically mentions having to move bodies after the attack. The Society "Jews in Eastprussia" [Juden in Ostpreussen e.V.] is preparing an exhibition about "The Jews of Königsberg at the turn of the 20th Century“.