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Sarrebrück, District of Europe

Our Little Europe is a beautiful international treasure: Aux jardins des frontières s’organisent et s’intensifient les échanges matériels et culturels, sur place, jour par jour zwischen Nachbarn, „von hier aus“, more than ever, à travers des mots et des images über-setzen, Post für Post, „non profit“.

Redaktion: Eva Mendgen
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En passant par … ein Ausflug nach Europa

Let's go and visit one of the places, where you can discover the facets of the industrial culture of the Greater Region, berceau de la CECA, a knowledge built throughout the centuries in a sometimes tumultuous border land, Wiege der Europäischen Gemeinschaft für Kohle und Stahl. [..] weiterlesen

Vies à vies

Christine from Metz encourages us to appreciate the cultural heritage of the neighbors in the Greater Region: L’Europe entsteht in den Grenzregionen de l’Esprit comme la Heimat utopique des contrebandiers d’idées, die ihre Wurzeln an die Luft hängen pour mieux voir la terre! (Martin Graff) [..] weiterlesen

Nous nous refusons au fatalisme

The politician Robert Schuman, "homme des frontières", wrote his pladoyer "For Europe" after 1945 and published it in 1963 in French. It is time to re-translate and reinterpret the precious text. [..] weiterlesen

Identité retrouvée, zwei Identitäten

The conversation between Hervé and his mother describes the procedure getting a new passport... which sometimes is not so easy, when you are born in a country that does not exist anymore. In this case, it is a small french village, cut in half under German occupation in 1941... [..] weiterlesen

Vom Sinn und Unsinn der Grenzen

Las fronteras existen desde mucho tiempo. Cambian y se desplazan. Antiguas fronteras persisten en nuestras cabezas. El artículo presente se dedica a la pregunta sobre el origen de la palabra frontera y los tipos de frontera. Enfoca fronteras grotescas y la percepción de la frontera durante la crisis del covid. En un análisis crítico nos invita a otra percepción del fenómeno de la frontera : Cela fait longtemps que la notion de « frontière » existe. [..] weiterlesen

Post aus Japan

Our Japanese friend Fumie lived many years in Saarbrücken,near the German-French border. Here, she shares her experiences and impressions with us. The "long distance" conversation started when there was no more possibility to travel, neither to neighboring France nor to Japan, due to Covid. The conversation is translated by Fumie's friend Noreen and complemented by a series of photos... [..] conversation