life in berlin

Kai Bienert

"If I sing (sings C major scale), you would probably be able to relate yourself to a scale that moves in a major scale of C major, or which ever scale that I am in."

This is Ramesh Vinakayam. He is in Berlin from Chennai, India to participate in the annual Maerzmusik festival.

Courtesy of Benjamin Steinitz

"If there is not the signal that people will interfere, the same will happen again."

Benjamin Steinitz refers to anti-Semitic harassment. Steinitz is the coordinator of RIAS, the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism.

Susannah Edelbaum/NPR Berlin

A dilapidated, two-story clapboard house saved from demolition in Detroit might seem like an out-of-place addition to a backyard in Berlin-Wedding. But for American artist Ryan Mendoza, importing this little white house from the Midwest to his property in Germany was the only solution to save this piece of Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks' legacy.

Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

What is a teenager's take on migration and displacement? How do they view newcomers? What is their definition of home?

"I think in my school, a lot of people have different homes, and maybe some people don’t even feel at home where they live, like in Berlin here."

Diethild Meier

There have been many blue books produced by the British Parliament since the 15th century. But one in particular is The Blue Book. It’s a 212-page document from 1918. It's actually titled  Report On the Natives of South-West Africa And Their Treatment By Germany. It’s a collection of 47 sworn testimonies and other reports, assembled to prove that Germany should cede control of its colonies to British South Africa.

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