The Enigma of the Chiemsee Cauldron

Myth, madness and reality: The Nazis' Holy Grail

In the summer of 2001, two divers discovered a cauldron weighing 11 kilos at the bottom of Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria. At first, the treasure hunters considered their find worthless junk or at best tarnished bronze, but later analysis revealed they had literally struck gold. Today, the value of ...


Horses

»You can become just as addicted to horses as to chocolate or alcohol. Their smell is intoxicating, the way they move is exhilarating. And spending time with them is meditation in its purest form. Believe me, as a devoted horse-obsessive I know all about it! It all started twelve years ago, with ...

Hooded Men: The Ku Klux Klan in Germany

At the mention of the Ku Klux Klan, certain images come to mind: burning crosses, people carrying blazing torches and wearing white hoods, all of which conjures up "White Power."

Gatherings like these do not only take place in the American South. Over the past decades, more than one ...

1967 - Scenes from an Unforgettable Year

When women were banned from running marathons…

Keith Richards is busted for the first time and Che Guevara is shot dead. The Beatles release Sergeant Pepper and the "Colonel's Coup" takes place in Greece. In Germany they are working on emergency laws. Martin Luther King ...

Crazy Russia

Putin, my family and other outsiders

Much ado on the Eastern front

"Do you feel German, Ukrainian, Russian or Jewish? Or maybe a bit of each?" Filipp Piatov is, as it were, a merge of all these cultures. His Russian father and Ukrainian mother left the Soviet Union as it fell apart around them and Piatov grew up in a ...


Moral Tyranny

How "doing the right thing" obstructs our so

If you lie, cheat, defraud or generally step out of line, then trip up and get caught, you have to expect social disgrace to the point of ostracism - even if you happen to be part of the upper echelons. That wasn't always the case; there's a new breed of moral tyranny afoot.


Symbiosis: An Alliance For Life

"I'll be your bodyguard in exchange for sweets." This is how the arrangement between ant and greenfly could be described. The ant protects the greenfly from ladybirds and is rewarded with homemade syrup-a mutually beneficial pact: a symbiosis. Nature has endless ...


The Spark from Prague

How the courage to fight for liberty changed the course of history

A cry went through the crowd camped outside the German embassy in Prague when on the evening of September 30 th 1989 Hans-Dietrich Genscher appeared on the balcony and announced that an agreement had been reached on refugee travel to West Germany. Many thousands of East German ...


And Suddenly We Were Criminals

The story of an escape from East Germany

In the summer of 1983, a group of people attempted to flee from East Germany: siblings Michael and Dorothea, both musicians from Dresden, as well as Dorothea's husband and an art student friend of theirs. Telling not even parents or friends, they planned to cross the border between Bulgaria and ...


dtv-Atlas Bible

Includes 115 coloured illustrations

The bible is not a book, it is a collection of books, which were written centuries ago by a range of different people, living in different times and writing with different aims in mind. And it is perhaps this complexity that has led to a degree of confusion over the ages . For ...
Rights sold: Hungary, Spain (cat., cast.), Portuguese language (Brazil)

Courage Muscle Training

The accompanying Work Book

As an extension of her self-help guide for courage muscle training, Tanja Peters now presents her workbook: the comprehensive program for a more courageous me. Courage is a muscle that needs to be trained. The fact that we often feel alienated from ourselves and strive solely to fulfill other ...

Courage Muscle Training

A little more courage each day

The benefits of courage

Courage is a muscle, and it is something you can strengthen. And you really should, since it is often an underdeveloped courage muscle that causes us to feel controlled by others. Saying no, putting others in their place, standing up for ourselves - ...
Rights sold: Korea