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Joseph Schmidt

Tenor and actor Joseph Schmidt was born in March 1904 in the Austro-Hungarian village of Davideny, which became part of Romania after WW1 and is now in Ukraine.   His mother encouraged him into a career in music despite objections … Continue reading

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Marlene Dietrich’s Berlin

  One of Berlin’s most notable addresses is a modest apartment block halfway down an unassuming side street, just to the west of Julius-Leber-Brücke S-Bahn station in Schöneberg. The 20th century was just two years old when Maria Magdalene Dietrich … Continue reading

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Bowie’s ‘Dschungel’ – The Femina-Palast

“Sitting in the Dschungel, on Nürnberger Straße A man lost in time Near KaDeWE”  Where Are We Now  – David Bowie, January 2013   The Femina-Palast was built in 1928 by architects Richard Bielenberg and Josef Moser for businessman Heinrich … Continue reading

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