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A Name of a Dog

InformationPosted by D.H. Tue, April 17, 2018 11:42:07

It is a long time ago, that I wrote some news in my Blog of the Kurt Vonnegut Tour in Dresden.

I have now a nice story.

I had a nice Tour with guests from Australia, they are not read "Slaughterhouse 5" before and one guest from US.

His name is David.

We had a great critical tour together.

Just in this moment, where we met us, told me David, that he had a little Dog at home.

He died in 2016 after a life of 16 years. On the end he was 84 years in human years old.

Davis told me, he had a power full charackter.

I ask him, how was his name? and David answer very dry: "Kurt Vonnegut"!!!

I ask him again, only "Kurt" or "Kurt Vonnegut"?

David answer me: "Yes, "Kurt Vonnegut" was is full name!"

He send it me a foto of his dog.

Here is Kurt - "Kurt Vonnegut"

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NewsPosted by D.H. Tue, June 09, 2015 13:12:20
Yesterday I got a mail from Mike.

he booked the Kurt Vonnegut Tour last year, November 2014.

He tould me about the "Baedeker raids" again famous cities in England, like York, Exeter and others.

He was inspired about this history and would preparing an exhibition in Exeter.

Now I got a cool video from him. It calls "From Baedecker to tripadvisor".

If you like to see this film, download him from this link.

It is very interesting.

Tell us, what is your mind about this movie from Mike Ricketts.

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New Edition

InformationPosted by D.H. Tue, June 09, 2015 11:48:53
It was a warm pre summer day in Dresden.

I meet Ron and his wife from UK and Ondrey from Czech Republic.
On the meeting point at the Theaterplatz shows me Ondrey one book.

It was the Czech edition of "Slaughterhouse 5" from K.Vonnegut, translated 1970.

Before we enter the basement of this area, made Ron this photo with the editions of books.
In this time was prepared a big event in the "Slaughterhouse" - the Convention Center of Dresden.

If I told my guests the short story about the POWs, how there are protected the food after the air raid of Dresden as this building stand in flame, smelled it in this moment after cocked meet.

How must feel peoples in war, they are hungry and angry, if there smell coked meet?
Now, we could understand this together.

Three Editions

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InformationPosted by D.H. Sun, March 01, 2015 14:05:34
I like it, if I have some guests book my tour in memory of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. they are 100% a fan from him.

In November 2014 I had a tour with a family from USA.
Anna, the daughter of this family is a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

He send me a picture of here tattoo.

It is here on her leg.

Now I can present it on this blog.

Thank you Anna!

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Do you know...?

InformationPosted by D.H. Sun, March 01, 2015 13:55:37
Yesterday I had a Kurt Vonnegut Tour with a lady from Californien and here daughter and a couple from England.

We take the tram return to the city of Dresden and I ask the Lady.
"Do you know Ramsey Clark?"
She answer... "Who" Ramsey Clark?"
I answer "Yes"
"Oh I got to know him in the University. he spoke to us 45 min. It was terrible to listened, but what he told us was very interesting."

I meet Ramsey 2012 in Dresden. He and some friends booked my tour.
Now I can say, how small is the world and intersting!

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NewsPosted by D.H. Sat, February 21, 2015 18:25:03
Before the 13.02.2015 called me a journalist from "The Guardian".

She ask me, if I had time for a short interview about Dresden.

I said yes and we talked the days after together.

Here is the story from "The Guardian" from Kate Connolly .

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InformationPosted by D.H. Sat, February 21, 2015 18:13:08
I had on the 13.02.2015 a nice tour with some guests from GB and Irland.

Roger and Sue visited Dresden with friends ands Wife.
Both hat birthday at the 13.02. and Roger was born 1945 in Coventry - Partnertown of Dresden since 1959.

He was intersted to book the Kurt Vonnegut Tour and to listend my versions. He red the book long times ago. After the tour, the guests was all fascinated .

He send me also some pictures of this tour, and one I will present it here.

Roger and Sue in front of the door to the cellar of the Ex-Slaughterhouse 5.

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NewsPosted by D.H. Sat, February 21, 2015 18:01:13
In the Military Historic Museum in Dresden you will find a temporary Exhibition about Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
This Exhibition called "Schlachthof 5 - Dresdens Zerstörung in literarischen Zeugnissen" - "Slaughterhouse 5 - Dresden's destruction in literary evidence ".
It is a collection of evidence from E. Käster , G.Richter, R.Mauersberger to K.Vonnegut Jr..
You can read, how they recall the time of war.
I met Malte Vonnegut last year, he is a member of the Vonnegut Clan in Germany and he study teacher.

I invidet him to this exhibition, but he had no time.
But he send me a present, a photo from the"Playboy" magazine.

I present this small gift from him here....

I wished, that to this exhibition would get more details about Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
But it is not...

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Review eines Gastes

KritikPosted by D.H. Sun, March 23, 2014 22:23:31
Hallo Danilo, nochmals VIELEN DANK für die interessante und spannende Führung auf den Spuren von Slaughterhouse Five letzten Mittwoch. Ich habe es inzwischen geschafft, das Buch zu Ende zu lesen. Und fand's spannend und gut erzählt, bis zum Schluss. Und dank der von Dir vermittelten vor-Ort-Eindrücke und Hintergrundinfos fand ich's doppelt wertvoll. Deine Frage nach der Tageszeit des Luftangriffs in der engl. Ausgabe beantwortet eine Stelle auf Seite 179, wo Billy auf Tralfamadore Montana eine Geschichte erzählt: "Dresden was destroyed on the night of February 13, 1945." Übereinstimmend damit auf S. 177 die von Dir erzählte Stelle mit der Analogie zu den Schritten eines Riesen: "He (Billy) was down in the meat locker on the night that Dresden was destroyed." Auf S. 178 berichtet er, "It wasn't safe to come out of the shelter until noon the next day". Der Mond kommt nach meiner Erinnerung nur vor, wenn die "Mondlandschaft" Dresden in den Tagen nach der Zerstörung beschreibt. Dein "Es geht voran" finde ich einen interessanten Vorschlag zur Übersetzung von "So it goes." Das damit ausgedrückte Ausmaß an Zynismus passt auch an den meisten Stellen. Manchmal hatten die Leute aber auch einfach nur Pech, wenn er "so it goes" schreibt. Daher würde ich vermutlich eher "C'est la vie" nehmen oder "wie das Leben so spielt". Übrigens, was mir im Nachgang NOCH aufgefallen ist: Du hattest Dich ein wenig gewundert, dass sich da Deutsche für Kurt Vonnegut interessieren, die keinen persönlichen Bezug zu Dresden haben, das Werk nicht aus der Schule kennen, und Slaughterhouse Five dann auch noch auf Englisch lesen. Viel kurioser finde ich, dass ich nicht als Kurt-Vonnegut-Interessierter auf Eure Führung gestoßen bin, sondern erst durch Eure Führung auf Kurt Vonnegut aufmerksam wurde! So it goes Weiterhin viel Erfolg mit Deinem Programm Achim

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Quality of Live

NewsPosted by D.H. Sat, March 01, 2014 15:43:16
I had today a tour with Kelly from US and her friend from Germany.
Both booked this Kurt Vonnegut Tour.
He never read the book. Kelly is a very big fan of Kurt Vonnegut novels.
Her favourite book is "Slaughterhouse 5".

Before this couple arrived in Dresden, Kelly introduce him in this novel.

We finished this tour,and then she told me.
I have a tattoo in memory of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

And her is here tattoo:

So it goes!

We talked about the translation, Kelly and me said: "It is not a translation, what will teach us this three words."

On the way at home, I thought, what will this meaning.
And I remembered me about a song from the 80's: NewVaveGermany

Ein Jahr Lyrics - FEHLFARBEN

Keine Atempause Geschichte wird gemacht – es geht voran
keine Atempause Geschichte wird gemacht – es geht voran

Spacelabs falln auf Inseln Vergessen macht sich breit – es geht voran
Spacelabs falln auf Inseln Vergessen macht sich breit – es geht voran

Berge explodieren Schuld hat der Präsident – es geht voran
Berge explodieren Schuld hat der Präsident – es geht voran

Graue B-Film-Helden regieren bald die Welt – es geht voran
graue B-Film-Helden regieren bald die Welt – es geht voran

Es geht voran – es geht voran

Es geht voran"

I don't know, but it will be the answer of the translation:
What you are thinking?

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