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Martin Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet look back: ‘We were stern young men who wanted to take over the world’

The bassist and saxophonist recreate an old photo and look back at a mortifying incident in a German saunaPioneers of the New Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet’s career launched in the late 70s within the walls of Blitz, an enigmatic club in Covent Garden known for influencing the sound and style of 80s pop. Formed by London school friends Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and John Keeble – and later Gary’s brother and former roadie Martin – Spandau Ballet went on to soundtrack the bombast an...
Tags: Photography, Music, UK, London, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, John, Steve, Covent Garden, Gary, Martin, Spandau, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet, Steve Norman


Hitler’s favourite artists: why do Nazi statues still stand in Germany?

A shocking new exhibition reveals the thriving postwar careers of artists the Führer endorsed as ‘divinely gifted’. Many made public works that remain on show todayA photograph from 1940 shows three conquering Nazis in Paris against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. Within a few years one of these men, Adolf Hitler, was dead by his own hand; another, Albert Speer, was writing his memoirs in Spandau prison, having eluded a death sentence at the Nuremberg trials. But the third, Arno Breker, was al...
Tags: Art, Germany, Nazis, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Nuremberg, Hitler, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, West Germany, Spandau, Albert Speer, Arno Breker


Best Berlin Christmas Markets: The Ultimate Guide [Updated 2019]

What are the best Christmas markets in Berlin? Whether you're looking for a traditional German Christmas market or something a bit more offbeat, I offer here my handy Berlin Christmas Market guide based on our experience living in Berlin for seven years and being avid Christmas market fans. It has all the information you need to know, including dates and schedules of Berlin Christmas markets and notes on how to visit my authentic and local favorites — ones that will make your visit to Berlin dur...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Unesco, Estonia, Karl Marx, Beginners Guides, Dan, Potsdam, Grunewald, Spree River, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Clayallee, Klunkerkranich, Neukölln


A German City of Industry Gets a Modern Makeover

The German company Siemens is launching an ambitious adaptive reuse project to revitalize its historic corporate campus, with a modern data-collecting twist. BERLIN—Right now, it’s hard to imagine what Siemensstadt will eventually look like. Surrounded by old brick factory buildings and shuttered offices, the area sits at the intersection of two large roads in a neglected northern outskirts of Berlin. Cars speed by faster than they should; every now and then, a solitary traveler emerges f...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Smart City, California, Germany, Berlin, Toronto, San Francisco, Munich, Siemens, Bay Area, Kreuzberg, Brandenburg, Sullivan, Sommer, Abel


Rudolf Hess: DNA test disproves Spandau prison conspiracy theory

A DNA test carried out by scientists shows the man jailed in Spandau prison was Hitler's deputy.
Tags: News, Hitler, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess imposter theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match A longstanding conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess was replaced by a doppelganger in prison has been debunked.For years, there were rumours that the prisoner known as Spandau #7 at the Berlin jail was an imposter substituted in to take the place of the deputy Führer of the Third Reich. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Berlin, World news, Second world war, Nazism, Hess, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


Best Berlin Christmas Markets: The Ultimate Guide [Updated 2018]

What are the best Christmas markets in Berlin? Whether you're looking for a traditional German Christmas market or something a bit more offbeat, I offer here my handy Berlin Christmas Market guide based on our experience living in Berlin and being avid Christmas market fans. It has all the information you need to know, including dates and schedules of Berlin Christmas markets and notes on how to visit my authentic and local favorites — ones that will make your visit to Berlin during the Christma...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Berlin, Unesco, Estonia, Karl Marx, Beginners Guides, Dan, Potsdam, Grunewald, Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Clayallee, Neukölln, Tegel Airport, Potsdam Winter


"In 'The Wrong Cop,' she wrote about a woman who 'spent every day of her marriage fantasizing about killing' her husband."

"In 'The Wrong Husband,' a woman tried to flee an abusive husband by faking her death.'And in '“How to Murder Your Husband' — an essay — [Nancy] Crampton Brophy... describ[ed] five core motives and a number of murder weapons from which she would choose if her character were to kill a husband in a romance novel. She advised against hiring a hit-man to do the dirty work — 'an amazing number of hit men rat you out to the police' — and against hiring a lover. 'Never a good idea.' Poison, not advised...
Tags: Murder, London, Marriage, Prison, Writing, Law, Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte, Evidence, Adolf Hitler, Oscar Wilde, Mussolini, St Helena, Trump, Henry, Martin Luther


"This is the third year Louisiana crawfish have been seen in Berlin."

"City wildlife officer Derk Ehlert says when crawfish first appeared, the city released eels into the waterways, hoping they'd catch the crawfish and eat them. But then the next year, there were still 3,000 crawfish in the parks. This year there are 10 times as many and they seem to be spreading. At one point, hundreds of crawfish clambered out of the lake and ambled along the Tiergarten's shaded paths.... To the west of the Tiergarten, in the Spandau borough, Olaf Pelz cracked the shell of one...
Tags: Food, Law, Obama, Germany, Restaurants, Berlin, Barack Obama, Blogging, United States, Npr, Louisiana, Anthony Weiner, Barack, Huma Abedin, Kathleen Turner, Tiergarten


Trooping the Colour: Royal youngsters steal the show on Buckingham Palace balcony

The youngest members of the Royal family stole the show on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as they giggled, gasped and waved through a Trooping the Colour flypast. Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined Savannah and Isla Phillips at the front of the balcony, watched indulgently by the Queen as they larked about in front of the crowds. Savannah, seven, appeared unimpressed by her cousin Prince George's noises during the national anthem, clamping her hand firmly over his mouth to keep ...
Tags: UK, London, News, Wales, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, America, Canada, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher, British Army, Army, Cambridge, Mother, Cornwall


Nazi war criminals in Spandau prison 'could not sleep due to searchlights'

Letter released to National Archives reveals how chancellor of West Germany complained about conditions for inmates including Albert SpeerNazi war criminals held in the infamous Spandau prison after the second world were treated “exceedingly harshly”, and could not sleep because of constant security searchlights, according to Konrad Adenauer, West Germany’s first postwar chancellor, in a letter released by the National Archives.Inmates at the Berlin jail – the running of which was shared on mont...
Tags: Berlin, UK News, World news, Second world war, National Archives, Nazism, Soviet Union, West Germany, Spandau, Adenauer, Konrad Adenauer, Albert SpeerNazi, National Archives Inmates, UK US France


Neo-Nazis Swarmed Germany By The Hundreds Over The Weekend

Just one week after violence erupted at the white nationalist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, more than 500 neo-Nazis gathered in Berlin, Germany, to mark the 30th anniversary of Nazi leader Rudolf Hess' death, The New York Times reports.Throughout his life, Hess served as a deputy to Hitler and acted as a designated successor following Hitler's death. Hess later received a life sentence in 1946 at the Nuremberg trials and died at the age of 93 in 1987 at Spandau prison. Though hi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, North Korea, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, United States, New York Times, The Times, Associated Press, Nazi, Nuremberg, Hitler, Al Jazeera, Donald Trump, Charlottesville


Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess. More than 500 neo-Nazis had attempted to march to the site of the former prison in Berlin’s western district of Spandau where Hess died in […]
Tags: News, Nazis, Berlin, Ap, Hess, Spandau, Nation & World, Rudolf Hess


Counterprotesters Block Neo-Nazi March To Berlin Prison

BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago. Police in riot gear kept the neo-Nazis and an estimated 1,000 counter-protesters apart as the two sides staged competing rallies in the German capital’s western district of Spandau. Far-right protesters had planned to march to the site of the former Spandau prison, where Hess hanged himself in 1987, bu...
Tags: News, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Ap, Nazi, Nuremberg, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Weimar Republic, Koblenz, Hess, Frank Jordans, Spandau, Rudolf Hess, Neo Nazi


Police separate some 500 neo-Nazis, opponents at Berlin demo

BERLIN (AP) — Some 500 far-right extremists began a march in Berlin on Saturday in honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. About 500 counter-demonstrators gathered nearby the parade in the Spandau district, separated by hundreds of heavily armored police. Berlin police spokesman Carsten Mueller told The Associated Press […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, Associated Press, Spandau, Nation & World, Nazi Rudolf Hess, Carsten Mueller


Inside The 3rd Reich

Every now and then I read a book that is so profound that I feel compelled to write a book report about it. Such is the case with Inside The 3rd Reich, by Albert Speer. Normally, I highlight the most cogent points from each chapter. In this case, with 33 chapters, I will take a different approach; summarize the 3 essential points.1. Magnetism/Aura/Charisma of Hitler 2. From January 1945 on, Hitler’s Insanity 3. Technology: Driving War & Control of People1. Magnetism/Aura/Charisma of Hitler On...
Tags: North Korea, Nsa, Senate, Germany, Berlin, Book Reviews, Earth, George Orwell, Time Magazine, Weapon, Hitler, Hillary, Napoleon, Reich, Soviet Union, Chamberlain


UK repeatedly pressed for Rudolf Hess's release from Spandau prison

Appeals to Soviets to free Hitler’s former deputy on humanitarian grounds included one from Thatcher, files showBritain repeatedly pressed for the release of Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, from solitary confinement in Spandau prison, Berlin, before his suicide in 1987, newly released Foreign Office files reveal.The papers left by the British military governor of Spandau show pleas for Hess’s release on humanitarian grounds were made by foreign secretaries including Alec Douglas-Home, James ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Human Rights, Germany, Russia, Berlin, UK News, World news, Margaret Thatcher, Second world war, Hitler, National Archives, Adolf Hitler, Foreign Office, Nazism


Virgina Trains - Decision Time, Valerie: Train Vs Plane (2017) :30 (UK)

Just like in Decision Time, Valerie: Train Vs Car, or rather Spandau vs Speedcore. Valerie needs to decide how to get to her interview. Will it be by stressful speedcore plane, all the security,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: UK, Advertising, Valerie, Virgina, Spandau, Speedcore Valerie


Virgin Trains - Decision Time, Valerie: Train Vs Plane (2017) :30 (UK)

Just like in Decision Time, Valerie: Train Vs Car, or rather Spandau vs Speedcore. Valerie needs to decide how to get to her interview. Will it be by stressful speedcore plane, all the security,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: UK, Advertising, Valerie, Spandau, Speedcore Valerie


Virgin Trains - Decision Time, Valerie: Train Vs Car (2017) :30 (UK)

"How are you going to get to that interview Valerie, train vs car?" "Or rather... Spandau vs Speedcore?" And so begins the soothing tunes of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ for the calm scenes, while the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: UK, Advertising, Valerie, Spandau, Spandau Ballet, Speedcore


Berlin homes to be heated with energy from wind power

BERLIN (AP) — Swedish utility company Vattenfall is investing almost 100 million euros ($112 million) to build a power-to-heat facility in the German capital. Vattenfall says the 120-megawatt thermal energy facility in Berlin’s western district of Spandau aims to use wind power to provide heating to thousands of homes in the city of 3.5 million. […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Berlin, Ap, Vattenfall, Spandau, Nation & World


Rudolf Hess’ son pleads for sick father's prison release – archive, 1970

6 January 1970: Hitler’s former deputy serving a life sentence in Spandau prison following the Nuremberg trials, 1945-46The health of Rudolf Hess is considered of first importance by the British Government, Mr Wolf Hess, the Son of Hitler’s deputy, was told at the Foreign Office yesterday.Mr Hess, aged 32, a bachelor and civil engineer from Munich, spent more than an hour with Mr George Thomson, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to put the case for his father’s release from life imprisonment...
Tags: Germany, Munich, Second world war, Nuremberg, Hitler, Foreign Office, Nazism, Hess, Lancaster, Spandau, Rudolf Hess


Another Hero Departed: Monuments Man Bernard Taper

On October 17, Bernard Taper, one of my heroes, died. He was 98 years of age. Bernie spent his life as a journalist and educator. He also authored several outstanding books. But I knew him for his career as a Monuments Man. In 2005, when I chartered a course to tell these heroes' story, Bernie was the first Monuments Man I met; the first to open up and share his wartime experiences. In the years since, I would meet, interview--and become friends with--twenty others, but like most "firsts," the m...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Congress, California, Washington, Scotland, Senate, Germany, Boston, Nazis, New York City, San Francisco, Munich, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton


German Rap in Berlin

„The ground was shaking, the ears were booming when I lost my young heart to a fat sound“ – Berlin, also called ‘Dickes B’ by the local group Seeed, has been an inspiration for all kinds of music and subcultures for many years. From one corner in Spandau to the other end in Marzahn, one would think that Berlin has more than enough filthy prefabricated-slab buildings to produce some beats that would put those of Hamburg’s bigwig kids and Frankfurt’s spoiled ones in their shadows. Well indeed – al...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Berlin, Rap, Frankfurt, Music Video, Fargo, Hamburg, Kreuzberg, Hiphop, West Berlin, U Bahn, Prenzlauer Berg, Spandau, Marzahn, Schlesisches Tor


Why Berliners are so Grumpy

photo: Harald Hauswald We all know the stigma: True Berliners are grumpy people. People who directly speak their mind, could not care less about unnecessary chit-chat and definitely have a strong problem with, well, for simplicity reasons, let’s call it hipster culture. Despite stereotypes being generally untrue, it doesn’t really take you long to see that person right in front of you, does it? But is there a reason for all the grouch? Has anyone ever dared to ask when you saw one of these rar...
Tags: Fashion, Germany, Berlin, Dusseldorf, West, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Stories, Feelings, Leipzig, Expats, East Berlin, Grumpy, Berliner, Sascha Kohlmann, Prenzlauer Berg


Berlin Christmas Markets: A Beginner’s Guide

By Audrey ScottWhat are the best Christmas markets in Berlin? I’ve answered this query countless times on email and social media. So I offer here my handy guide and pay homage to my favorite Berlin Christmas markets. I also use this as an excuse to wish all our friends and readers a kick-off to a happy holiday season. How can you not get into the holiday spirit? (Berlin Gendarmenmarkt) Mulled wine, sweet roasted almonds, flickered lights in a chilly winter vapor. A retreat from the shorten...
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Unesco, Estonia, Christmas-markets, Berlin Christmas Markets, Potsdam, Neukölln, Audrey ScottWhat, Potsdam Winter, Munich Nuremberg, Konzerthaus Concert Hall, Stadtmitte U Bahn, Schloss Charlottenburg Christmas, Spandauer Damm Closest U Bahn, Sophie Charlotte Platz