I am Imanuel Marcus, The Berlin Spectator's founder and main editor. Before I came to Berlin, I lived all over the place, including in former Yugoslavia, where I was a war reporter. As a foreign correspondent for German and Swiss radio stations, I worked in the U.S. for almost 6 years. I also lived in Bulgaria and Mexico, meaning I know what it is like to be an expatriate. But I am a former Hamburger in Berlin.
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In Berlin, the Märkisches Museum will be closing for several years because of a major renovation effort. Before it happens, admission will be free for a month. For kids and adolescents, there are lots of free offers all over the place.
At the World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Berlin, Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock held the opening speech. She said paying like with like and taking life for a life was wrong, but conceded it was difficult to abolish capital punishment.
German Christmas shoppers are getting ready for Black Friday. Many of them cannot wait for those shopping sprees to begin. They know what they want, but the amount of money they intend to spend is lower this year.