May 8, 2022

May 8th is the date of the capitulation of the German Wehrmacht and the official end of World War Two in Europe. The largest conflict in human history devastated many cities and caused
unimaginable human suffering and pain.

The UN General ... See more

May 2, 2022

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate a great festival. It is the religious peak ending the month of Ramadan and asking God for the recognition of prayers and efforts and for forgiveness for mistakes.

Since the “Feast of Breaking the Fast” ... See more

April 26, 2022

On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear energy occurred. Due to an operating error, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant went out of control, exploded, and released radioactive materials into the air. ... See more

April 22, 2022

Earth Day, which was launched in 1969 at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco, has been celebrated for over 50 years with events in more than 175 countries. The day is dedicated to environmental protection and intends to encourage people to rethink ... See more

April 21, 2022

On April 19, the Tyrolean foreign service candidates were guests at the Jewish Community in Innsbruck. There they attended the lecture "From Libya to Innsbruck. Jewish displaced persons from Tripoli and Bengasi in the Bengasi labor education camp". ... See more

April 16, 2022

At Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Due to denominations, rites and celebration dates differ. For example, Orthodox Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after Passover whereas others celebrate ... See more

April 15, 2022

Pessach or Passover - one of the most important Jewish holidays - commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, their liberation from Egyptian slavery and their special bond with God. This High Holiday lasts seven days and begins on the eve of ... See more

February 15, 2022

January 17, 2022

Today is the day of Judaism

June 1, 2021

The word Transición describes the process of turning Spain from a dictatorship to a democracy in the 70ties and early 80ties. Between 1975 and 1980 new laws were imposed that transformed the country into a democracy. The speciality about the ... See more

May 18, 2021

The genocide in Rwanda began on April 6, 1994 and lasted until mid-July. The cause of murdering more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu dates back to the colonial times. During the colonization of Rwanda by Germany and Belgium, the then better-off ... See more

April 20, 2021

Hanna (real name Johanna) was born in 1906 near Hannover into a jewish family. At the age of 18 she began her studies in Philosophy, Philology and Theology in Marburg. During that time she got in contact with Martin Heidegger. While studying at ... See more

April 6, 2021

Marion Gräfin Dönhoff was born in 1909 in East Prussia and was editor-in-chief and co editor of DIE ZEIT. She grew up on a noble estate with her six siblings in East Prussia. At the age of 19 she took her A levels and began her studies in ... See more

March 23, 2021

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man/woman changes his/her own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him/her... We need not wait to see what others do.”

Mahatma Gandhi (real ... See more

March 9, 2021

Hedy Lamarr was born in 1914 in Vienna and was an austrian-american actress, inventor and film producer. From an early age on, she was interested in acting and participated in various plays and films. In 1933 she became famous around the world due ... See more