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75 Years Ago: The Nuremberg Trials Posted by on Nov 23, 2020

Last Friday was the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Nürnberger Prozesse (Nuremberg trials). It was a series of Strafprozesse (criminal trials) to bring Nazis to justice. The Prozesse are seen as the beginning of the Völkerstrafrecht (International Criminal Law) and were an important marker how justice can be served to people that have such severe crimes…

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What is Schleichwerbung in Germany? Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Social Media has boomed the past few years, and with platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and blogs a lot of people have managed to create their dream career. In Germany they have tightened the laws on Schleichwerbung. What is Schleichwerbung? Schleichwerbung translates to sneaky advert. Schleichen = to sneak and Werbung = advert. A lot…

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The Reinheitsgebot – what’s the story? Posted by on May 28, 2014

The German Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Law) is not the oldest food law in the world. There are laws going back more than 3000 years before the Reinheitsgebot that concern food. The Law was introduced as a Landesverordnung (State Act) in Bavaria, and only in 1918 it was called Reinheitsgebot for the first time. Mostly, this…

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