Videos

TED videos on Genealogy, DNA, etc.

  I thought folks might enjoy viewing some TED videos on Genealogy, DNA, etc. DNA Clues to our Inner Neanderthal- by Svante Pääbo Curating Humanity’s Heritage- by Elizabeth Lindsey The Stories Behind the Bloodlines- by Taryn Simon

Evolution of Germany from 1867

The territorial evolution of Germany from 1867 to today. This video is in German although hopefully the graphics will be understandable to those who speak no German. Die Geschichte des deutschen Staates seit 1867 – staatliche und territoriale Entwicklung. Didaktikvideo zur staatlichen und territorialen Entwicklung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Political Debate about the Center Against Expulsion in Berlin (ARD)

Political Debate about the Center Against Expulsion in Berlin. Flucht und Vertreibung – Eskaliert der deutsch-polnische Zoff? (ARD Anne Will’s political talk show) Unfortunately, it is not easy or simple to find factual information about controversial subjects like die Vertreibung (the Expulsion). We extend our sincerest appreciation to all our readers who have shared their(…)

Deutsche Musik mit Humor (sampler #2)

The songs on this page are from the early 20th Century Germany (pre-World War 2) and have intriguing titles! Mein Papagei frisst keine harten Eier (My parrot does not eat hard boiled eggs) Ich fahr mit meiner Klara in die Sahara (I drive with my Clara through the Sahara) Tante Paula liegt im Bett und(…)

Sudeten Vertreibung- Sudeten German Expulsion

“Töten auf Tschechisch” Zwei Tage nach Kriegsende treiben tschechische Milizen deutsche Bewohner Prags mit brutaler Gewalt aus der Stadt. Es ist der Beginn der Vertreibung fast aller Deutschen aus der Tschechoslowakei. Mehr Information von diesem ZDF Film.  Hintergrunde and der DVD. This film details the history surrounding the expulsion of Germans from Prague, the Sudetenland(…)

Deutsche Musik (Sampler)

Popular German Music – Deutsche Musik. We are building this sampler collection and hope to add more music as we find it. It is our plan to add tunes from the 1920′s, 30′s, and 40′s. Over the longer term, we hope to build a similar collection for US tunes as well. Newly added 28 Dec(…)

Kriegsweihnacht- War Christmas

I have attempted to present videos offering the music and feeling of WW2 Christmases in Germany. It is, as you might imagine, very difficult to find films that are not extremely propaganda oriented. Those presented here are more oriented to the music and mood of the time and less towards the propaganda, which is what(…)

Alte Kriegslieder

Songs from the 2 World Wars. Kriegslieder aus die zwei Weltkriegen. Related Deutsche Musik (Sampler) Deutsche Musik mit Humor Zur erinnerung an unseren gefallenen 1914-1918 Einsam im Walde Ich hatt’ einen Kamaraden Es war ein Edelweiss Erika

Battle of Verdun 1916

This set of films documents the Battle of Verdun in which Richard Senger fought, was wounded and earned an Iron Cross 2nd Class. He served in the Prussian (German) Artillery. This is the same area where Adolf Senger was killed and is buried. World War I: Battle Of Verdun 1/4 World War I: Battle Of(…)

Der Zerstörung Elbings… das Ende 1945

Und keine hat den Sieger begrüßt…. (and no one welcomed the victors) The destruction of Elbing (West Prussia).. the end 1945. 1945- Der Zerstoerung Elbings | The Destruction of Elbing Videos: (videos may load slowly) Der Zerstörung Elbings Sowjetische Nachrichten über das Ende Elbings Eroberung Elbings- 1945 Images: Elbing After the Destruction 1945 Marienburg Damals Ost(…)

Christmas… and another war

For some reason Christmas, this year, reminds me of WW1. I know it shouldn’t. I have no idea why I am reminded of WW1- perhaps it is because I have been doing a lot of genealogy and I spend a lot of time thinking about the past. And, the past always reminds me of my(…)

Simple Gifts…

Rejoice in your family, from where you have come, and all that you are. We wish these joys to everyone on this Thanksgiving and every day. As the old Shaker song reminds us, it is truly “The gift to be simple”.

Genealogy Song #1

Genealogy theme songs? While seeking a song on Youtube, I came across  song that seems apropos to the genealogist and the search. [...] And I took you by the hand And we stood tall, And remembered our own land, What we lived for. And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.(…)

NGS Videos

If you have not seen this video, I recommend it.  It provides a good basic introduction to the National Genealogical Society (NGS), what they offer, and who they are. View the NGS production— Paths to Your Past Other videos available from NGS include: Finding Your Family at the National Archives (25.8MB) NGS & NARA (21.4MB)(…)

Altes Ostpreussen

Ostpreußen wie es damals war… Video 1 of 8 Ostpreussen wie es war #1 Video 2 of 8 Ostpreussen wie es war #2 Video 3 of 8 Ostpreussen wie es war #3 Video 4 of 8 Ostpreussen wie es war #4 Video 5 of 8 Ostpreussen wie es war #5 Video 6 of 8 Ostpreussen(…)

Hansestadt Elbing- Videos

Ich habe die volgende Films von ehemaligen Elbing gefunden…. viel spass! I found the following films of the former Elbing (pre-WW2)… enjoy! Wenn Sie von anderen Videos wissen bitte sagen Sie mir… if you know of other videos, please tell us via our Contact page.

The “Great War”

Lest we forget the insanity of war… these images are dedicated to all whose lives were unalterably changed by WW1 and its aftermath. World War I: Battle Of Verdun 1/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 2/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 3/4 World War I: Battle Of Verdun 4/4     Related Articles(…)

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