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Einen Guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr! NEW VERSION OF IN THE MAYOR’S OFFICE: Honorary Consul Matthew. C. Col-
“FACTS ABOUT GERMANY” lard, at left, and Consul General David Gill, at right, chat with
We wish all our readers health and happiness in 2018, a year in Mayor Byron Brown.
which we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World “Facts about Germany” has ev-
War I, the end of the monarchy in Germany, and the breakup of the erything you need to know about Consul General visits Buffalo
Austro-Hungarian Empire. Germany today: How the political
system works. The guidelines that from page 1 He served as desk officer in the
1918 was the year that Hans Scholl was born, one of the mem- define foreign policy. The special Office of Commissioner
bers of the Geschwister Scholl who led a resistance movement characteristics of the economy. After attending for Data Protection and
against Nazism at the University of Munich, was executed, and now What is new in art and culture. The technical school, he Freedom of Information
there is a square named for the movement in front of the main new website facts-about- worked as a plumber. in Berlin, Deputy Repre-
building of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. germany.de features articles, back- He was attending theo- sentative for the Council
ground information, images, logical seminary when of the Protestant Church
For us closer to home, as we enter what is being called a bad flu charts, films and lots of other mod- East Germany col- in Germany, both for the
season, we also recall the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza ules. All in no less than 19 lan- lapsed. Afterward, he Federal Republic of Ger-
pandemic that claimed more lives ultimately than World War I. guages - and on top of that, all the played a critical role, many and for the EU.
Grim themes, but good news. We’re still here, the world goes on, “Facts” can be downloaded as an first as head of a citi- Immediately before
and so long as that’s true there’s always hope. A toast to only good e-paper at www.tatsachen-ueber- zens’ committee, and his latest appointment in
things in the new year. deutschland.de/en/pdf-down- then as administrator, New York, Gill served for
loads-e-paper. in dissolution of the
February-March Published by Stasi and opening its files to public five years as State Secretary and
April-May Buffalo Standard Printing transparency and scrutiny. Head of the Office of the Federal
June-July President. David Gill was recipi-
3620 Harlem Rd. He then pursued studies in law ent in 1991 of the Theodor Heuss
Oktoberfest Guide Cheektowaga, NY 14215 at Freie Universität Berlin. That Medal, which is conferred on peo-
August-September was followed by a law degree ple who provide exemplary ser-
October-November 716-831-8013 from the University of Pennsylva- vice in the advancement of
December-January mail@thegermancitizen.com nia and an internship in the U.S. democratic ideals.
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