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Present

InformationPosted by D.H. Sat, February 15, 2014 00:36:25
Last year, June 2013, visited Dresden a school class of the Kantonsschule Stadelhofen Dresden.

They had a contract, to explore the town.

The idea was, to create a Magazine of this journey of Dresden.

They also booked the Kurt Vonnegut Tour.

Today, I got with the post the result of this work.
It is a great Magazine, what the students produced incl. an audio impression.

There is a story about my tour, the visit of the Semperoper and many more.

Thank you very much for this unique Magazin.



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Report in EUobserver

NewsPosted by D.H. Fri, February 14, 2014 18:43:18
It is a funny situation, that exist days, they are so quiet, and some times in less then 10 days, you have so many surprises.

I got a request after the report from Deutsche Welle journalist Lori Herber.
It was Valentina Pop, a journalist from the EUobserver. She was born in Romania, Siebenbürgen and works for this online portal.

She ask me, if is possible to meet us for an interview.
I invited here for the second opening of the memory wall of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
At the 13.february 2014 was in the cellar together with the students of the Ball State Univerity, the manager of the Convention Center, the artist , he designed this wall and the mayor of Dresden.

It was a warm welcome, although we did not know.

After the opening we went to the Dresden Marketing Agency, to listen about the tourist highlights in Dresden.
Than we take the tram in the center of Dresden, for a interview.
We had a break in the MAX .

In the late afternoon, she went back to Berlin.

Here you can read now here view as a reporter from the EUobserver.

On this morning, had a tour with a Andrew, he visited me in Dresden 2005 in my Hostel.
So I met him the second time again.
Great day!





Second Opening of the memory wall of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


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Tonight

InformationPosted by D.H. Wed, February 12, 2014 14:29:38
Yes, tonight I will meet the Students of the Ball State University in the Dresdens Public Library.

I got this information not from the local Dresden tourist board or some other official persons in Dresden, no I got this information from a request of an american journalist - Lori Herber.

She sent me a couple of days before a mail and I could answer of this questions.
She informed me, that this students with Mrs. Peterson will visit Dresden

I was very pleased, but I was also not surprised by the communication in our city.

Now, I got a mail from Lori Herber today, with a story about this exhibition.

It will be intersting for me, to get learn more bout K.Vonnegut Jr. and maybe I have soem answers of one or two open questions.

Read the full story here - from Lori Herber , Journalist from the Deutsche Welle.

Take care and visit the public Library of Dresden at the Freiberger Strasse.

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Sometimes it does not work

InformationPosted by D.H. Fri, February 07, 2014 11:57:12
"Live is Live - na na na nana..." Do you know this song from "OPUS"?
In my study time , we sang this song, if we was drunk.
Right now, is this for me a situation, if you lost or miss something.

Couple of days ago I got a request from a German Journalist. He ask me, if is possible to do the Kurt Vonnegut Tour. He wrote me, that he is on a journey to Dresden with an author - Jonathan Lethem.
Cool, yes, our start time is 11:00. Later is it not possible, I have other liabilities.
On this day, I had a tour with an American too, but not Mr. Lethem.
He and Mr. David arrived later in Dresden, and I could not meet them.

Ok - I thank, "doesn't matter" - but now, I must say - it is a pity - that I not meet Mr. Lethem and T.David.
Now I found in the Feuilleton of the FAZ a story about this Journey.

"Live is Live" - na na nanana..."






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Ausstellung

InformationPosted by D.H. Wed, February 05, 2014 00:41:27
Obwohl ich viel über Kurt Vonnegut Jr. recherchiere erhalte ich doch sehr interessante Informationen über dritte.

Heute erfuhr ich, dass in Dresden am 13.02.2014 eine temporäre Ausstellung über Kurt Vonnegut Jr. gezeigt wird. Sie wird initiiert von Studenten der Ball State University in Munice / Indiana.
Diese Ausstellung ist eine mobile Ausstellung und wird in der Dresdner Städtischen Bibliothek an der Freiberger Strasse präsentiert.
Vorbereitend findet an der Universität in Münster im Lehrbereich "Amercian Studys"ein Workshop statt.
Die Reise der Studenten führt durch Deutschland, neben Münster, Dresden stehen Berlin mit auf dem Programm.

Wir können alle gespannt sein und freue mich darauf.

Public Libary Dresden with Dr. Peterson from the Ball State University

A part of this mobile exhibition




Three students and Dr. Peterson in front of her work




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Translation

InformationPosted by D.H. Sat, December 28, 2013 15:14:32
Today I meet Inna, a girl from Russia. She spent here second time in Dresden for a vacation.
She booked the Kurt Vonnegut Tour, because this american writer is her famous writer.

On the end of the tour, I show here the wall with the bullet holes.
There is writen in russian "поминать". It is not so easy to decipher.

But for here was a easy work. Now I have the translation of this word:

gedenken - erwähnen
make mention - remember - commemorate

That is very great, because the facade of this building looks like the original style.
I wish me, that this facade will be protected for our future generations.

Thank you Inna!

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La Dresda di Vonnegut

NewsPosted by D.H. Tue, December 17, 2013 11:16:47
I got yesterday a link to a italien news paper.

This newspaper offer a short story about Kurt Vonnegut Jr and his time as an POW in Dresden.

The titel of this story: "La Dresda di Vonnegut" from the newspaper Cittá Nueva.

In this story is a short recension about his famous book "Slaughterhouse 5 .

Next year it would be exiting, how many italian guests will book this tour in Dresden.

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Slaughterhouse 5 in the Test

InformationPosted by D.H. Tue, October 22, 2013 19:03:30
The only one federal State in Germany , Hessen,
used this novel from Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in preparation of the test in English in the
High School classes.

The contents are as follows:

"Q3 - The Dynamics of Change GK/LK: Promised Lands: Dreams and Realities − political issues − social issues − ecology country of reference: Canada GK: Order, Vision, Change − models of the future (utopias, dystopias, ‘progress’ in the natural sciences) LK: Ideals and Reality − structural problems (violence, (in)e-quality) "

I would be happy, if in front of this test some school classes from Hessen visit Dresden and book the tour "In the footssteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour."

Maybe it will support the preparation of this test.

I wish me, that other States in Germany will follow this example.

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Report in Onlinepress

NewsPosted by D.H. Mon, October 21, 2013 00:16:27
It was a sunny day in October.
Two ladies from a US Base near Nürnberg booked my offer.

On the way return to the City of Dresden informed me Molly, that she writes for a newspaper for the American Army in Germany. She told me, that she will write a short story
about Dresden an my Tour "In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour".


Here the reult of this review in the Hompage of the US Army.


Thank you Molly, and if you visit Dresden again, please let me know this!

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Merchandising Product

InformationPosted by D.H. Mon, October 21, 2013 00:05:44
Yes - we have - a idea for a T-shirt about our offer of this special Tour about Slaughterhouse 5.

But here on the first days in October 2013 booked a young lady from Australia this tour.

It was a day like every other days. I waited for tourists, they are booked "In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour".

Just in a moment of inattention arrived my guests.
I was surprised, than this young lady of this couple , Gail here name, had a special jewelry.
Earrings in memory of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and his book "Slaughterhouse 5"

Here two photos of this special work, what I got from Gail - Thank you !!!


If you have other informations aboout Merchandising Product, please send me a mail or visit Dresden an book our tour.

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