Tag Archives: Germany

1936: Expectation

Richard Oelze: Expectation (1935-36)

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1976: City

Thomas Bayrle: The City (1976) [detail]; here is the whole thing:

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1858: The Austria

Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)

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1924: Queen of the Clouds

Otto Kuhler: Queen of the Clouds (1924)

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15 mya: Oecophylla

    Up to hundreds of weaver ants…line up side by side in militarily precise rows. They grip the edge of one leaf with the claws and pads of their hindlegs and the edge of the other with their jaws and … Continue reading

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1945: With These Blows of My Hammer

On September 14, 1945, trade unionist Paul Bebert, a former concentration camp prisoner, destroyed the swastikas that Nazis has affixed to union offices in Hamburg. He read this statement to the crowd: With these blows of my hammer I will … Continue reading

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1907: Iron and Steel

Eugen Bracht: Hoesch Iron and Steel Works, Dortmund (1907)

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1525: Dream

In the year 1525 between Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 June) after Whitsunday during the night I saw this appearance in my sleep, how many great waters fell from heaven. The first struck the earth about four miles away from me … Continue reading

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1964: Oh, My Mangled Head!

In his book Alice in Many Tongues (1964), Warren Weaver spends the last chapter using a curious method to evaluate various translations of Alice in Wonderland. He takes the same passage from each translation—a portion of the Mad Tea-Party—and asks … Continue reading

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1946: First They Came

Although this is one of the world’s most famous poems, there is no definitive version of it. Indeed, there is no clear evidence that its author, the Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, ever put it into poetic form. Several variations exist, … Continue reading

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