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January 24th Chapter Meeting - European Take-Out Band and Update on Russia and Ukraine

Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2016 at 2:55 AM

For those who missed the email, please note that our chapter meeting today begins at 1:30pm, as we have the pleasure of having the European Take-Out Band come and perform for us from 1:30 to 2:00. Afterwards, our guest speaker Honorary Consul Robert Manicke will give us an update on German minorities in Russia and Ukraine. See you at 1:30!

Post-Meeting Update: In addition to Robert Manicke's PowerPoint slideshow from last Sunday, which you can view here, below is a list of websites, video clips, and articles which Robert showed us at Adi Hartfeil's recommendation (Adi has also noted the times of some particularly interesting segments of the videos):

      • 00:00–01:20: German Lutheran Pastor Hans Ulrich Schaefer
      • 01:50–02:00: German Christmas carol sung at the end of the church service
      • 10:00–11:30: Historischer Verein Wolhynien e.V. (Historical Volhynian Society) in the Ukraine celebrating its 40th anniversary, plus a picture of the very large Catholic church in Luzk/Lutsk
      • 14:00–15:30: Training of German teachers in the Ukraine
      • 00:00–02:50: Short background on Katherine the Great
      • 09:00–11:00: Germany's Federal Commissioner for National Minorities Christoph Bergner speaking at the main forum
      • 39:50–42:06: Russians performing some German music and dances

New York Times articles:

  1. "Months After Russian Annexation, Hopes Start to Dim in Crimea"
  2. "Crimea in Dark After Power Lines Are Blown Up"
  3. "E.U. to Extend Sanctions Against Russia, but Divisions Show"

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