Aung San Suu Kyi visted the German capital this weekend to receive the Willy Brandt prize for her work to improve human rights in her native Burma. Suu Kyi used the chance to learn about Germany’s own struggle against dictatorship.
In Germany, the novelist Carmen-Francesca Banciu is introduced as a Romanian author; in Romania, she's considered a German author. In the United States and Britain, she writes, she is considered transnational.
Many ties link Germany and Romania, and now the Eastern European country is guest of honor at the Leipzig Book Fair. While corruption affects its developing economy, Romania's rich cultural scene offers reasons to hope.
There have been 114 winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature to date, with 13 from the German-speaking world. DW presents some of the best-known prize recipients.
Described as the "Grand Old Man of German photography," Moses spent decades photographing Germans and Germany. While he captured many famous faces, he also shot regular people at extraordinary moments in history.
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