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Weekly update: Radio 4's 30 Years War podcast

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

By Ben Rowe


  • German history can often be dense and confusing, especially when Germany wasn’t even Germany. This podcast from BBC Radio 4 will shed some light on the importance of the Thirty Years War, a decisive event in the history of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany before it became Germany). 


  • What impact is English having on the German language? Read this interview with Henning Lobin, director of the Leibniz Institute for the German Language, and find out how Anglicism is creeping into the English language.


  • If you’re in London be sure to check out the Finchleystraße exhibition on German-Jewish artists in exile in Great Britain. There will be an open day on the 17 January with guided tours from the curators.


  • In other news…German satirical show ‘Heute-show’ presented Britain with the Golden Dumbass award 2018 for their indecisiveness over Brexit. Ähh Danke?!

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