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The Year of German-American Friendship Recap

This recap of the Year of German-American Friendship celebrates the projects, places, and people that have made this year so special, showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!

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‘Building Bridges’ Short Movie by One Inch Dreams

One Inch Dreams created a short film featuring the slack line balloon stunt that has come to represent the essence of Wunderbar Together.

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Making-Of ‘Building Bridges’ by One Inch Dreams

This documentary follows One Inch Dreams on their journey high above the Monument Valley, attempting incredible feats in the name of German-American friendship.  

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Lest We Forget by Luigi Toscano

Luigi Toscano’s portrait exhibition “Lest We Forget” shows the faces of Holocaust survivors to provide living memory for younger generations. The exhibit traveled to the nation’s capital, offering a chance for reflection.

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German President @ Grand Opening of Goethe-Institut Boston

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for transatlantic partnership at the grand opening of the Goethe-Institut Boston.

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The German History Scavenger Hunt

Join 10th grade students of the John Lennon School Berlin as they embark on a The German History Scavenger Hunt exploring Germany’s past, present, and future.

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German American Conference at Harvard

Harvard’s Annual German American Conference inspires leadership, fosters dialogue, and promotes innovation. It is the largest student-led conference of its kind in the United State with over 700 participants and over 50 speakers.

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German President Steinmeier Visits US

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit to the US celebrating the conclusion of the the Year of German-American Friendship.

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pentagon Staffer John Masters Remembers

Pentagon staffer John Masters visited East and West Germany as a child before the wall fell. “When there was a wall in Berlin, I went up as a small boy through East Germany … we weren’t supposed to look outside the windows. I was glad to see it happen.”

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Professor of German Mohamed Esa Remembers

Former McDaniel College Professor of German Mohammed Esa was a graduate student studying in Germany when the wall fell. “It was a universal feeling of liberation. These people were hugging everyone, they were smiling, they were incredibly happy.”

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Journalist Tom Brokaw Remembers

American television journalist and author Tom Brokaw was one of the few people who witnessed the actual collapse of the wall. “I went there not knowing the wall was going to come down. It still is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever done.”

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas Meet in Mödlareuth in Recognition of 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

This weekend, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is traveling to Germany to meet with his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

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Steinmeier Calls for Transatlantic Partnership at the Grand Opening of the Goethe-Institut Boston

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier recently made an official visit to Boston, his second visit to the United States since becoming president. During his time in Massachusetts, he attended several events promoting German-American friendship, included the grand re-opening of the new location of Goethe-Institut Boston.

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President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Opens Historic Joint Concert in Boston Symphony Hall

On October 31, the final day of German American Heritage Month, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended a historic joint concert featuring Leipzig’s renowned Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind featuring two world-class orchestras on a single stage. The event marked the official end of the Year of German-American friendship with a night filled with music by Heiden, Strauss, and Schönberg.

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U.S. Congress Considers H. Res. 446 on German-American Friendship

Pennsylvania Representative Glenn Thompson spoke to the House of Representatives in Washington, DC about recognizing October as German-American Heritage Month.

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Vice President of the German Bundestag Thomas Oppermann on the US-German Relationship

Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, made a visit to Washington, DC to meet with members of US Congress and promote German-American friendship.

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German Marshall Fund President Karen Donfried

Wunderbar Together sat down with GMF’s President, Karen Donfried, to talk about the importance of transatlantic relations in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

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German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, visits Washington, DC!

This Wednesday, July 10th, the German Marshall Fund of the United States welcomed Altmaier at their headquarters. The minister sat down with Karen Donfried, GMF’s President, to talk about the state of transatlantic relations and the future of European-American trade.

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German and US Armed Forces Celebrate German American Friendship Day

German Bundewehr and US Armed Forces together celebrate the German American Friendship Day at Chiuhahua Ballpark in El Paso, TX.

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[Video] German Exchange Interns in the US

German exchange interns share their experiences on interning and living in the US at an event of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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[Video] Celebrating Six Months of Wunderbar Together!

We’ve created a video highlighting the projects, places, and people that have made these six months so special and showcasing the many ways that Germany and the US are Wunderbar Together!

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Honored by Harvard University at its 2019 Commencement Ceremony

This week, German Chancellor attended the 368th commencement ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the morning exercises, Chancellor Merkel was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the historic American university. In the afternoon, Chancellor Merkel delivered the commencement address for 20,000 graduates, faculty, and guests.

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The Women in Local Leadership Series Empowers Women in Berlin and Columbus, Ohio

This year, Germany is celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage. In recognition of this milestone, the European Academy for Women in Politics and Economy (EAF) organized the Women in Local Leadership series to empower women and encourage diversity in leadership.

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“Welcoming Communities, Embracing Diversity – A Transatlantic Motto”

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) has released some of the results from their Wunderbar Together research project entitled “Integration: Made in Germany.”

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[Video] Interview with German Minster of State Niels Annen

Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office Niels Annen talks about transatlantic relations.