Tag der deutschen Einheit/ Day of german unityToday is the day of german unity, it´s for us what is the 4th July for the USA. 23 years ago our country, divided after war, the east under a communistic regime,Tag der deutschen Einheit/ Day of german unity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
was united again, in peace! After the wall fell in 1989 already, the unification was allowed by all the allied in 1990 officially. To celebrate this day, I wanna show you a video, that is a bit older (from 2011) but really beautiful. In the video you can hear two songs, the first is "Die Gedanken sind frei" The thoughts are free,
a german folk song from around 1800, sung by a children choir. The second one is the german antheme:
German veterans answerI found a rather interesting videos of Germans that really were in that war and know what happened, with subtitles in the video. Maybe someone could like it:German veterans answer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Operation Protective Edge - Mivtza' Tzuk Eitanמִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֲבותֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקב הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגַנָּה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, הָעומְדִים עַל מִשְׁמַר אַרְצֵנוּ וְעָרֵי אֱלהֵינו&Operation Protective Edge - Mivtza' Tzuk Eitan1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why did the Germans follow Hitler?In this journal I wanna try to explain all of you, from what I know and read, why the Germans followed Hitler. Many people think, all the Germans were evil racists and everyone wanted to kill jews or hated people that were not blonde. That´s completely wrong!Why did the Germans follow Hitler?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before we come to the 3. Reich, I want to explain you the situation before all that happened.
We know 1871, the first german nation the Deutsches Kaiserreich was founded thanks to Bismarck and Wilhelm I and all the german states. During the Kaiserreich the jews got full rights by law and they became very often proud Germans, they changed their names to typicall german ones like Grünbaum, Spielberg, Eisenberg and so on.
There was also an antisemitism, but it was the antisemitism that was used all around Europe, not only in Germany. After some french and british authors made theories about races and that jews are not part of the european race in the 19th century, also german authors started to believe in it.
The jewish people did re
Denmark 'rewards' returning IS terroristsI can't express how ashamed I am of my country right now... Apparently, Denmark has taken a very soft approach towards returning IS terrorists. Instead of throwing them in jail or out of the country as they should (not one has been jailed!), Denmark is providing "free psychological counseling while finding returnees jobs and spots in schools and universities." Yes, this means that terrorists, enemies of our country, of our civilization, of the entirety of humanity, are wandering freely around the streets of Denmark. And it's outrageous! We're basically rewarding them for their barbaric crimes against humanity. We owe them absolutely nothing, they have betrayed humanity and must be banned from ever entering our soil! At best, they should be killed while down there, I have zero sympathy for them. Of couDenmark 'rewards' returning IS terrorists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Funny german sayings directly translated^^1. I think, I spider. (I think I go crazy)Funny german sayings directly translated^^7 months ago in Personal More Like This
2. With me is not good cherry eating. (You will get serious problems with me)
3. How horny is that then? (That´s so awesome!)
4. I only understand train station. (I understand nothing)
5. My English is under all pig. (My English is very bad)
6. That is not the yellow from the egg. (That´s not the best of it)
7. It’s pouring like out of buckets. (It´s raining extremely much)
8. There tap-dances the bear. (That is crazy!)
9. There becomes yes the dog in the pan crazy. (Anyone would get crazy because of that)
10. Holla, the Woodfairy! (Oh my god!)
11. I have made myself - me nothing, you nothing - out of the dust. (I just left unhonestly)
12. Who sits in the glass house shouldn’t throw rocks. (When you are in a bad situation, you should be more careful!)
13. Better the sparrow in the hand than the dove on the roof. (better a less threat than a big one)
14. There I eat a broom. (I don´t believe you)
15. Say it throu
Bismarck the movie with english subtitles!Hey my dear members!Bismarck the movie with english subtitles!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nice regards from the snowy Germany, I found something really great. The old movie Bismarck
with full english subtitles, it´s one of my eternal favorites! Some won´t like it cause it is ab old
black-white movie, and has no explosion effects or actions scenes.
But the context and story is so fantastic, if you wanna understand the time from 1862-1871 and
the german unification.
Also I can´t imagine a better Bismarck than Paul Hartmann, check the movie if you have a nothing
to do on a sunday like today^^
Weihnachten!Merry christmas to all who read thisWeihnachten!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to make a viking dressI used to be a part of one history reenactment group some time ago. Such groups basically reconstruct elements of daily life of people from a selected time period; my group was interested in early Middle Ages, from the 8th to the 11th century, from the Eastern and Northern Europe. Personally, I used to reconstruct a viking woman from today's Sweden areas. Most of you will be shocked, but vikings were not half-naked barbarians with horned helmets. They had no horned helmets. Really.How to make a viking dress3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, my favourite part of reenactment has always been all the suit making. Buing materials, planning, cutting, sewing (hand sewing!), embroidering. Then, wearing. Generally, viking clothes are very easy to make, though I admit that the materials aren't the cheapest, if you want to make it as much accurate historically as you can.
Our goal: a simple dress, no emboirdery. This is actually my first viking dress I've ever made.
I've prepared a simple tut
Birthday of Prussia and the 2. ReichHi dear members,Birthday of Prussia and the 2. Reich9 months ago in Personal More Like This
today is the birthday of the kingdom of Prussia (1701) and of the first real german nation, the 2. Reich or Kaiserreich (1871),
let´s celebrate it with the song of the Prussians!:
My Virtues- Prussian VirtuesIn my ongoing series about appreciation of art, I would like to stress that art should not be destroyed for religious purposes. In the Middle East many famous sites of religious and artistic importance were destroyed by the Teleban. It was no better than book burning in the 1930's through the 1970's. The historian in me and the art lover believes that these cultural treasures need to be preserved. Now, the human in me has my personal interests as does everyone else.My Virtues- Prussian Virtues3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of my dearest to heart is my ancestrial home of Prussia, that land which was wiped from the map by the allied committee after WWII. It is my goal to take back those honors that were tarnished and rebuild something with the old and new. Art is naturally connected to this. Frederick the Great was a lover of the arts. Like all cultures all over God's green Earth, Germany has a unique and special story regarding evolution of art.
As a part of this, I invite you to view the following below. With this list I can create writte
FLANDRIA NOSTRA CARISSIMA PATRIAFLANDRIA NOSTRA CARISSIMA PATRIA6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. The company must march
For Flanders is in need
Saint George, give us clothes
Give us pay and bread
So that we don’t suffer cold
Give us the peasant’s wine
His woolen shirt and his pelf
That cannot be a sin
March, Landsknecht, march!
2. We swallow dust as we walk
Song and laughter have faded
The Emperor devours all of Flanders
He has a strong stomach
He already thinks while chewing
Of new renown and glory
Back home, a blonde lady weeps
Should I not return
March, Landsknecht, march!
Lyrics by Jan Hoogensteyn ~ Music composed c. 1560
Alphabet and TextAlphabet:Alphabet and Text5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Germanic influence on ItalyAs part of an effort to have inter-group dialogue, I have decided to discuss the topic of ancient post-Roman and Medieval Germanic cultural influence on Italy for our group Storia-Italiana / Italian-History and German-History. German-Italian relations over the centuries have been tumultuous and fluctuating. This time period however is often misunderstood.Germanic influence on Italy7 months ago in Personal More Like This
While other societies in Europe witnessed their rise and flourishing in the Medieval period and look on the period with fondness, a common tendency that began in Italy in the Renaissance period to regard the Medieval period as a negative one for Italy and Europe. Such views regarded the rise of rule of Italy by Germanic tribes and later the Holy Roman Empire (a medieval Germanic confederation) as being a negative phase in history associated with superstition, warlord rivalry, and misery in Italy and Europe. While there may be some truths to these in some circumstances, these did not disappear with the Renaissance.
In addition it is kn
Dragon Brothers~Because of popular demand... I compiled this list in like-- 5 minutes.Dragon Brothers5 years ago in Personal More Like This
~To add more later! Enjoy.
Vicissitude of ZalezskyWell, well, well.Vicissitude of Zalezsky10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a few things to say. LEND ME YOUR EARS!
Firstly: I'm going to be working on a Central Asian map project, I have a lot of ideas but no practical sense in how to draw them just yet. It's taking a lot of research and thought. Something that I want to share with you all is the art work of Vasily Vereshchagin; a great inspiration to my Central Asian project; the link to wiki is here HUEHUEHUE
Secondly: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you watch the following videos regarding copyright laws and fan art. They provide an in depth look to the future of DeviantArt and our cartography community, I have been trying to contact the admins of the site to give us regional artwork credit, by that I mean A CARTOGRAPHY CATEGORY, but to no avail. Anyways here are t
A.H. Cartography Spotlight: Arminius1871Today we bring our focus to everyone's favorite Germanophile, Arminius1871 :iconarminius1871: ! In addition to cataloging anything and everything German, he also finds the time to make maps about, what else, Germany. While I usually like to see a variety in maps, Arminius does Germany better than most on this site, so I won't complain.A.H. Cartography Spotlight: Arminius18714 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, without further ado, some of his best maps:
And finally, one of the best maps I've ever seen on this website:
Custom Box Installing 2.0Custom Box Installing 2.04 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW !!! A SIMPLE TUTORIAL WITH PICTURES BY ME !!!! A LOT OF EASIER THAN THE TEXT STUFF HERE !!!!!
Language Versions - OLD!!! :
:iconbritainplz: English > http://tana-jo.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Box-Tutorial-302127028
:icongermanplz: German > http://tana-jo.deviantart.com/art/German-Version-317526968
Welcome to my Custom Box Tutorial 2.0
I see that problem very often - many premium members want to have a colorful side with custom boxes e.t.c . And they don't know how to do it.
Lots of deviants ask me how to do it and I decided to make a little tutorial.
There is already one tutorial but it isn't actual and most of the codes doesn't work.
Time for Custom Box Tutorial 2.0
Now open a new tab and open google images. Search for a picture with the size 1000x2000
and open the image by clickin
**Contest**Arminius1871, Snapcat456 and Myself have started a contest.**Contest**3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why Do You Love Germany? Why Do You have German Pride?
Open to the members of German History.
The admins cannot participate, this is only for the normal members of the group. If you are not a member, please join the group, and you can enter the contest.
Any art that fits the theme can be submitted, including writing.
NO hate art, political art or art that that doesn't fit the theme.
The art MUST be your own and follow DA rules.
You can submit two pieces for the contest.
There will be a folder made for the contest, your work must be in that folder for it to qualify.
The contest will be open for a month, this will ensure everyone will have time to submit.
Arminius1871, Snapcat456 and Myself will pick the winners. We will give points as a prize.
'Der Erlkonig', I like itI like "Der Erlkönig" which is made by Schubert (music) and Goethe (lyric).'Der Erlkonig', I like it4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Japan, Schubert's Der Erlkönig is often heard in the music class of junior high school.
How about in your country?
I think the lyric of "Der Erlkönig" has homosexual overtones.
The Erlking said to the boy,
"I love you, your beautiful form entices me;
And if you're not willing, then I will use force." (I quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Erlk%C3%B6nig )
Original German lyric is
"Ich liebe dich, mich reizt deine schöne Gestalt;
Und bist du nicht willig, so brauch ich Gewalt." (I also quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Erlk%C3%B6nig )
What do you think?
But most of Japanese version lyrics of Der Erlkönig aren't so direct.
When I was a junior high school student, I heard "Der Erlkönig" in the music class.
But it was German lyric and I had never learned German.
Besides, Japanese comment isn't enough, so I didn't get the story enough.
When I found faithful transla
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 1914Habe die Ehre my FriendsAssassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 19141 year ago in Personal More Like This
I thought a long time about what to do for today.
As you all know, today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The event that sparked the beginning of World War One.
Here is a short video with the basic information (English):
However since I am sure, that it will be raining down historical information on you anyway, I decided to provide some special material:
The Austrian “Kleine Zeitung” had a copy of an original Newspaper from 1914 today. I figured that was an interesting Idea. So if you want to look through some original Austro-Hungarian Newspapers, here is the link to the Austrian Newspaper Archive with the Papers from 29th June 1914 (languages: German, Czech, Hungarian)
Here is a video about the assassination featuring Franz Ferdinand’s Grandnephew Otto von Habsburg (German):
Here is the link to the
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art