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May, 2004 - Nr. 5


The Editor
Meiner Mutter
Vorsicht Satire!
Rachel Seilern
Zurich Connection
A World of Contrast
Dear Mom
KW & Beyond
The Ritchie Boys
Hansa Club's 40th
Anniversary Celebration
Unter dem Motto
Concordia Choir Concert
A lose-lose Ending?
At the CKWR Studio
Toronto has the Sound
Youth Culture
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Health Newsletter
German Heavyweights
Tafelmusik in Parry Sound
Harbourfront Centre Events
Nature's Perfect Gems
Support for Shaw Festival
MoMA in Berlin
Brothers Grimm Movie
Lessons from Dresden
Frauenkirche nears Completion
Lufthansa News
"Radio Goethe"
Rudolf Stussi Exhibition
Biography - A Game
Snow Sport Show
Schumi Continues Sweep
Germany against Canada
Travel 'Smart'
Building Bridges
Most Contented Germans
Population Dwindling

Building Bridges between Berliners and New Yorkers

   TWIG - Over 280 young New Yorkers are experiencing the best of the German capital this week through the program "Bridge New York-Berlin." Created by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as a symbol of Germany’s solidarity with the United States in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the program seeks to bring together young people from both countries to discuss politics, history and culture while strengthening the friendship between Germany and the United States.

In addition to seeing historical sites such as "Checkpoint Charlie," the remains of the Berlin Wall, the new SONY center at the Potsdamer platz, and the Technical Museum, the young people from the Big Apple stay with German guest families and get to know their peers. They are also allowed a glimpse into the vibrant metropolis nightlife in the hopping Prenzlauer Berg district.

The group of 15 to 18-year olds is the last of three groups to come to Berlin through the program. Just like the previous groups that visited in 2002 and 2003, their visit included a reception held by the chancellor and a visit with the Federal Press Agency.

"Bridge New York-Berlin" is a combined project of the federal government and German businesses and is sponsored by DaimlerChrysler.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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