Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Discussion in 'German Speaking FanForce' started by Admiral_Thrawn60, Oct 2, 2002.

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  1. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Tag der Einheit!

    Normally, on this day, I celebrate with a German friend of mine, and my family. However, I recently moved away, so I have no German friends or family to celebrate with. Oh well.

    Anyway, I was wondering how you fine people plan to celebrate the national holiday. Do you make a big deal out of it, or is it a non-issue to you? I moved away a year after unification, so I've never had an opportunity to spend a Unity Day in Germany. I was wondering if other Germans make as big a deal out of it as my family does.

    Glücklich Tag der Einheit!
  2. Soccer_Hooligan Jedi Knight

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  3. MacCaffrey VIP

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    As far as I am concerned I don't celebrate this day, but take it to relax and think a bit about the unity come true and we made out of it, if we are now a real united country.

    Thank you, AT_60! :)

    (Btw. AT_60 it is Glücklicher Tag der Einheit)
  4. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Apart from the stores being closed (they are, aren't they?) and the TV program altered, I don't even notice it

    The only thing to celebrate is (WAS ;)) the birthday of a friend, which is Oct. 3rd :p
  5. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    My father's birthday is also Oct 3, so it's a bigger deal in my family than it is others, I guess. He's always been a patriot, so to have unification on his birthday was quite special to him.
  6. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Well, since the stores were closed that day we went to Switzerland to go shopping.

    Holiday = just a day off school or whatever. nothing special. Why celebrate?

  7. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Interesting. I always thought Germans had more patriotism than that. I know my father and grandparents (who remembered Germany before the war) saw the division as a national embarassment, and were very pleased when the country was reunited.
  8. MacCaffrey VIP

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    Certainly is the reunting and the gain of of complet svereignty something great, but nothing to celebrate, but more something to remember, so it never happen again.

    And with patriotism in Germany is a difficult matter. A word too much of it and you are Nationalist and someone form yesterday.

    Edit: Typo
  9. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    like Flo said, there is almost no patriotism in germany. most patriotic germans don´t actually live in germany. they usually moved to other countries (mostly US) and try to keep up german traditions in the country they are now living in.

    of course there are some things in germany to be proud of. for example the "wirtschaftswunder" the growth of german economy after the war, how fast germany was back on track. we can be proud to have many good athlets etc. but most germans wouldn´t dare to say "I am proud to be german".

    i guess you can describe it as "post-war trauma"
  10. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    like Flo said, there is almost no patriotism in germany. most patriotic germans don´t actually live in germany. they usually moved to other countries (mostly US) and try to keep up german traditions in the country they are now living in.

    That's exactly what my family did. Except we moved to Canada.

    I don't think it's wrong to be proud to be German, though. You can have pride in who you are and what the German people have done without being a Nationalist. The Nazis were very different. They hated. Patriotism is not about hate. It's about love. So, I think anyone who brands a patriotic German as a Nationalist or a Nazi just doesn't understand how these things work.
  11. MacCaffrey VIP

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    You are probably right about patriotism, but the war make the us careful, very careful. If I can put it that way, our patriotism has a smaller scale, I for an example, I am proud to come from Cologne and I love my homecity. And I think for Janne is no city as Hamburg.
    But I think this is only a small part of the problem.
  12. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Hamburg, eh? Great city!

    What's this "Cologne" business? Köln! :p
  13. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    Flo´s right!

    Hamburg, the best city ever!

    EDIT: Been to Hamburg?
  14. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    I have. It's one of my favourite cities in the world. Only Vancouver, Canada comes close.
  15. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    (you don't happen to know by chance ... Düsseldorf?) :p
  16. MacCaffrey VIP

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  17. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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    My aunt and uncle live in Vancouver :D


    Wise Guys

    "Stolz"

    Ich wäre stolz, wenn ich es schaffe, das Rauchen aufzugeben
    ?n Marathon zu laufen und den Lauf zu überleben,
    den Geburtstag meiner Oma nicht schon wieder zu verpennen,
    und ein Lied zu schreiben, das klingt wie McCartney und John Lennon.
    Ich bin stolz, wenn ich was koche, und sei?s nur Bolognese,
    wenn ich mal wieder ein gutes Buch durchlese,
    wenn eine schöne Frau sagt: ?Ich will ein Kind von dir!?
    Das ist nicht oft passiert. Jedenfalls nicht mir.

    Doch ob ich stolz bin, ein Deutscher zu sein?
    Ich weiß nicht mal was so ne Frage soll!
    Es will beim besten Willen in meinen Kopf nicht rein,
    stolz auf einen Zufall zu sein.

    Ich bin stolz wenn ich es schaffe,
    nicht zu spät ins Bett zu gehen,
    und wenn ich es morgens hinkriege,
    halbwegs pünktlich aufzustehen,
    wenn ich den Alltag mal wieder sinnvoll nutze,
    die Wohnung grundsaniere und das Badezimmer putze.
    Ich bin stolz, wenn der FC gewinnt ?
    Weiß selber nicht warum ?
    Hab da ja nicht mitgespielt, das wäre auch ziemlich dumm.
    Ich bin stolz auf meine Freunde, und es macht mich froh,
    wenn irgendjemand zu mir sagt: ?Hey Alter ? ne geile Show!?

    Doch ob ich stolz bin, ein Deutscher zu sein?
    Ich weiß nicht mal was so ne Frage soll!
    Es will beim besten Willen in meinen Kopf nicht rein,
    stolz auf einen Zufall zu sein.

    Nationalgelalle in schwarz, rot und gold?
    Ich hab keine Ahnung, was ihr von mir wollt!

    Doch ob ich stolz bin, ein Deutscher zu sein?
    Ich weiß nicht mal was so ne Frage soll!
    Es will beim besten Willen in meinen Kopf nicht rein,
    stolz auf einen Zufall zu sein.
  18. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Düsseldorf? I do, actually. I consider the city I live in now to be "Canada's Düsseldorf."

    I don't like Düsseldorf at all! :p
  19. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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  20. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    ... and I was starting to like you ... [face_plain]








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    [face_laugh] LOL :D Blödmann!/>
  21. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry. I forgot that your loyalty is to your city over there. :p
  22. Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA

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  23. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    btw... when exactly were you here?
  24. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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  25. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Düsseldorf wasn't as beautiful back then as now - your opinion is outdated [face_mischief]
    :p ;)
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