In Berlin: Tour of the Documentation Center

Carl Kruse Blog - Documenation Cente

by Carl Kruse The Columbia University Club invites readers of the Carl Kruse Blog to a private English-language tour of the Documentation Center for Nazi Forced Laborers to take place on Sunday, June 23 from 15:30 to 17:30 in Berlin.  The Center, located in Schöneweide, has the task of making the history of the 26 … [Read more…]

Memorial Day USA

Carl Kruse Blog - Image of Memorial Day

by Carl Kruse It is Memorial Day once again in the U.S.A., that time the nation honors its soldiers who died in combat. Originally known as Decoriation Day, the tradition began shortly after the civil war when flowers were strewn on the graves of civil war soldiers, later turning into national recognition of all American … [Read more…]

Spring, Again

Carl Kruse Blog - Image of Spring

by Fraser Hibbitt for the Carl Kruse Blog The coming of Spring is the headlong fall into light and day. The day is everything for affirmation, though what is affirmed is figured first, darkly, in the night. In the spring, D.H. Lawrence wonders what he is in the midst of the ‘leaping combustion of spring’: … [Read more…]