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Ossis Collection ~ Launching Holiday 2013

Combining a hint of edgy unconformity with a sense of history and tradition, Ossis is a collection of vintage inspired jewelry, cast from sterling silver and embellished with 14k gold and gemstones. noch 217 Wörter


A fairytale of the Berlin Wall: August 13, 1961 and the Big Bad Line

Things had been kind of nervous in Berlin, since the day two months before when the leader of the GDR, Walter Ulbricht, had sort of spilled the beans in answer to a reporter’s question: The Allies had formed a state. noch 1.001 Wörter


Ossi ethnicity?

Well, it’s official now. Turned down for work in the German West because she hailed from the German East, a woman took the company to court on racial, or at least ethnic, discrimination charges – and lost. noch 130 Wörter


Adventures in PC: Are East Germans an "ethnic group"?

THE NOTION OF “POLITICAL Correctness” has taken plenty of knocks over the past two decades or so. Alongside the traditional grounds for discrimination complaints, i.e. race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion, new terms seemed to pop up daily: old people were now victims of “ageism,” ugly people suffered from “lookism,” short people became “vertically challenged,” and the impotent became “horizontally challenged” (although I always suspected this last one was meant a joke). noch 64 Wörter