In the 1910s and 1920s Karl Schenker (1886-1954) was one of the best-known society portraitists. Actors, models and the high society - everyone with distinction had his or her portrait taken in Schenker’s Berlin studio on Kurfürstendamm, in New York or later in London. As a photographer, illustrator, painter, and designer of mannequins, Schenker devoted himself above all to the glamourous female portrait and to fashion photographs, especially for the German illustrated fashion magazine DIE DAME.
Following its first release in 1912 the German illustrated magazine DIE DAME quickly advanced to become a publication that set the tone for the avant-garde. Until 1937, the "illustrated fashion magazine" was published by the liberal Ullstein publishing house, which was expropriated in that year. DIE DAME will now be released as a magazine and as a collector's edition in book format by Axel Springer publishing house.
The German Revolution (German: Novemberrevolution) is a politically-driven civil conflict in Germany following the abdication of the German Emperor at the end of World War I in November 1918 to August 1919 until the formal establishment of the so-called Weimar Republic. There was significant violence between the three major factions, including the far-left, which wished to overthrow the German government and establish a socialist republic; nationalists, who opposed the far left and the new republic's government; which opposed both the communist and nationalist factions. The revolution was triggered by the...
Weimar Tepublic is an unofficial, historical designation for the German state between 1919 and 1933. It started with the proclamation of the German Republic by politician Philipp Scheidemann (SPD) on November 11th, 1918 and ended when Adolf Hitler was appointed as Chancellor on January 30th, 1933. The name derives from the city of Weimar, where its constitutional assembly first took place. The Wimar Republic was embossed by political unrest and economical and financial turmoil and a flourishing cultural life. It collapsed because large parts of the German population declined the system of a democratic Rep...
American singer, songwriter, guitarist | born October 18, 1926 St. Louis, Missouri | one of the pioneers of rock and roll music | known for songs like "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958) | died March 18, 2017 St. Charles, Missouri
The Treaty of Rome is an international agreement that led to the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC). It was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany and came into force on 1 January 1958. It remains one of the two most important treaties in the modern-day European Union (EU).
German politician | born on January 5th, 1876 in Cologne | as a devout Roman Catholic he engages himself in the Catholic Centre Party | in 1917 he becomes mayor of Cologne and later President of the Prussian State Council | after the Nazi party came into power in 1933 he was dismissed as mayor | in 1945 he was one of the founders of the conservative CDU | in 1949 he was elected as first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany | he stayed in office until 1963 | died on April 14th, 1967 in Rhoendorf near Bonn
German engineer and manager | Managing Director Engineering and Operations of Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd&CoKG since 2012
German Politician (SPD) | born 09.12.1964 Berlin | since 1981 Member of SPD | since 1996 member of the state parliament (Abgeordnetenhaus) of Berlin | 2004-2012 Chairman of the SPD Berlin | 2011-2014 Senator of Urban Planning and Environment in Berlin | since 11. Dezember 2014 Mayor of Berlin
Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (IATA: BER, ICAO: EDDB) (German: Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt) is an international airport under construction, located in Schönefeld 18 km (11 mi) south of the city centre of Berlin, Germany. Originally planned to be opened in 2010, Berlin Brandenburg Airport has encountered a series of delays due to poor construction planning, management and execution.As of January 2013, it is not known when the airport will be inaugurated, though any dates prior to 2014 have been discarded.
On June 12th, 1817 Karl von Drais uses for the first time his invention the "running machine" in the streets of Mannheim (Germany). The later so-called "Draisine" marks the beginn of individual mobility. The Draisine incorporated for the first time the two-wheeler principle that is basic to the bicycle and was the beginning of mechanized personal transport.
The February Revolution started on March 8th, 1917 with mass demonstrations protesting against the war and the food shortage in the Russian capital Petrograd (now St. Petersburg). Accompanied by wilde strikes and looting the tsarist government was not able to finish the protests, ween when the used military power. After large parts of the army joined the protesters in Petrograd and the unrest began to spread to Moscow and other Russian cities Tsar Nicolas II. resigned on March 13th. A new government, the so-called Provisional Government was formed under Prime Minister Prince Georgy Lvov, later Alexander K...
Last Russian Emperor | born Mai 15, 1868 in Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg | on March 13, 1891 following the assasination of his grandfather Tsar Alexander II. he became Tsesarevich | he married the German princess Alix of Hesse-Darmstadt on November 26, 1894 | official coronation as Tsar on Mai 14, 1896 at Uspensky Cathedral in Moscow | abdicated during the February Revolution on March 15, 1917 | executed with his wife and their children in Yekaterinburg by their Bolshevik guards 0n July, 17th, 1918 | recognised as martyred saint by the Russian Orthodox Church on Mai 14, 2000
German-English social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher | born November 28, 1820 Barmen, Prussia | father of Marxist theory, alongside Karl Marx | died August 5, 1895 London
German philosopher and political economist | born May 5, 1818 Trier | publishes (with Friedrich Engels) ''Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei'' (1848), commonly known as ''The Communist Manifesto'', the most celebrated pamphlet in the history of the socialist movement | author of the movement's most important book, ''Das Kapital'' (1867) | died March 14, 1883 London
In January 1904, the Herero people, led by Samuel Maharero and Nama captain Hendrik Witbooi, rebelled against German colonial rule. In August, German general Lothar von Trotha defeated the Herero in the Battle of Waterberg and drove them into the desert of Omaheke, where most of them died of dehydration. In August, the Nama people also rebelled against the Germans, only to suffer a similar fate.The Herero and Namaqua Genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment against the Herero and Nama people. It is considered as one of the first genocides of the 20th century. In July 2015,...