WBEZ | DANK-HAUS http://www.wbez.org/content/dank-haus Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Cold War began with Polar Bears - A historical insight http://www.wbez.org/cold-war-began-polar-bears-historical-insight-106617 <p><p>The Cold War between the NATO countries on one side and the Warsaw Pact states on the other reached its peak in the 1950&rsquo;s and 60&rsquo;s. Korean War, Cuban Missile Crisis and construction of the Berlin Wall almost turned a cold into a hot war. But did you know that the conflict began way before then?</p><div>Just after World War I was settled, US-troops called The Polar Bears fought the Soviet Red Army in Northern Russia and Siberia between September 1918 and July 1919. It was part of the Allied intervention in Russian Revolution.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Werner Juretzko</strong> and <strong>Chris Sturdevant</strong> of the Cold War Museum will take you on a fascinating journey back to that time. Experience a historical insight with clips of the documentary <em>Voice of a Never Ending Dawn</em>. Juretzko, former spy and prisoner in Eastern Germany, will give an overview about &ldquo;The Philosophy of Global Communist Expansion&rdquo; while Sturdevant, board member of Cold War Museum Midwest chapter, will go in detail about the &ldquo;<em>Polar Bear Expedition</em>.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Join us on this trip through history at the Skyline Lounge on 6th floor of the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center. Refreshments are available for purchase.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://chicagoculturalalliance.org/events/eventDetails.asp?a=v&amp;e=1715">here.&nbsp;</a></div></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/cold-war-began-polar-bears-historical-insight-106617 Heritage Matters: Food, Fire, & Family http://www.wbez.org/heritage-matters-food-fire-family-105746 <p><p>Heritage Matters: Food, Fire, &amp; Family is a cultural demonstration event, where participants will learn about German and Japanese traditions. The German demonstration will feature a flaming punch with rum, wine, and space. The Japanese demonstration will be an interactive mochi-making, a sweet rice cake, served with ozoni soup. After the demonstrations all join at the table for food tasting from both cultures and a conversation about family meals. During the tasting presenters will shared few cultural facts.</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://chicagoculturalalliance.org/events/eventDetails.asp?a=v&amp;e=1663">here.</a></p></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/heritage-matters-food-fire-family-105746 Lost German Chicago http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-08/lost-german-chicago <p><p>Join us for a lecture and tour with Joseph Heinen, one of the authors of <em>Lost German Chicago</em>, the companion book to the exhibition of the same name debuting in the newly created DANK-HAUS German-American cultural center and museum in historic Lincoln Square.<br />&nbsp;<br />Lost German Chicago traces German-American life through the tumultuous events of the Beer Riots, Haymarket Affair, Prohibition, and America&rsquo;s entry into two world wars. This exhibition features art, artifacts, and memorabilia from Chicago's German-American community. Highlights include 30 feet of exquisite wood carvings dedicated to the Germania Club by the Oscar Mayer family, relics from the Deutsches Haus at the Columbian Exposition, Hessen Verein standards, items from the original Red Star Inn, Schulien's, Math Igler's Casino, the Golden Ox, St. Boniface Church, Deli Meyer, FC Hansa, the Schiller Liedertafel, Schoenhofen Brewery, and Lincoln Park Turner Hall, and much more.</p><p>DANK-HAUS, located in Chicago's traditionally German Lincoln Square neighborhood, houses DANK Chicago, a chapter of the nation-wide organization German American National Congress. With a chapter membership of over 1,200, DANK Chicago represents Americans of German descent, their friends and families, and the community in general. DANK-HAUS also houses DANK Schule Chicago, a German language school for both children and adults. Core programming such as Stammtisch, Jazz on the Terrace, Treffpunkt, Kino, German Cinema Now, Oktoberfest, regular fine art installations, literary readings, classical and traditional musical performances, and Sylvester Ball on New Year's Eve add to the rich, cultural heritage celebrated at DANK-HAUS.<br /><br />If you have questions, please phone 847-432-8255 or e-mail <a href="mailto:chicago.foodways.roundtable@gmail.com">chicago.foodways.roundtable@gmail.com</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Sun, 02 Jan 2011 13:40:41 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-01-08/lost-german-chicago