The German Teacher Who Makes Mistakes

I learned about the accidental German teacher/life coach Jaime Beck from this article in the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Jaime came to Germany from Colombia aged 14, with barely any German, and eventually became a hotel owner and business consultant. In 2015 he visited a shelter to make a donation at the start of the refugee crisis, where he was mistaken for a German … Continue reading The German Teacher Who Makes Mistakes

The Extraordinary Life of Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr’s childhood memoir, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, meant a lot to me as a kid; I want to revisit her family’s story as an adult and take a look at what it means now, in a world in which more people are becoming stateless than ever before. In Spring 1933, Alfred Kerr’s name was on a list. A Berlin theatre critic, essayist and intellectual with … Continue reading The Extraordinary Life of Judith Kerr