Foreign Home or Known Foreign Country?

About three weeks ago, I read in a psychology magazine that is apparently common to feel foreign in your home country after five to ten years abroad, especially when you seldom visit it. But is that really true? Can you generalize the feeling of sense of home at all? And what emotions do you connect…

The Concentration Camp Dachau – A Small Documentary in Pictures

Today I could spend some hours in the Concentration Camp in Dachau. Such a place full of silence and cruelty. It is over my head what was going on there more than 70 years ago. Prisoners were forced to do the most terrible things you can imagine. They were living together in small barracks which…

Paean to Pacifism

May 8 is an historic day for the German and European history. It is the day the Second World War came to an end. But only in Europe. The Pacific War was still going for three more months until finally, in early September, the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed. The consequences and effects of…

The Cycle of my Life

I would like to have more time for just settling back and enjoying life a little more. But it is impossible. There are way too many things that I still have to do. I often even do not come off to write a text for my blog. And writing is one of my greatest passions…