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For me there is one mystery. What is it that my readers find so interesting about a silly quarrel over the "real" golden color of the German flag presented in January 2013? I tried to find out what became of the dispute and failed. Nevertheless Red Baron identified the man as the retired publisher Christof Müller-Wirth. He had complained and written a letter to our federal president stating that "yellow" is historical amnesia and unconstitutional.
On May 5, 2014, the city of Homburg awarded Christof the Wirth-Medal for his work on the history of the German Revolution in 1848/49. The medal is named after his great-great-great-grandfather Johann Georg August Wirth who together with Philipp Jakob Siebenpfeiffer organized the Hambach Festival in 1832.
|Lord Mayor Karlheinz Schöner (left) awards Homburg's Wirth-Medal |
to Dr. Christof Müller-Wirth (right). The painting in the back shows
his ancestor Johann Georg August Wirth (©City of Homburg)
Still yellow! In February 2014 the Chinese interpreted the "yellow" in the German flag as a synonym for pornography or sex industry. The government actually used all three colors for its propaganda: Black = fight corruption, red = sing revolutionary songs, yellow = abolish sex work.
Where do I go from here? Be assured I am not running out of topics. History as you know is always on my mind but I still have to finish the 1000 pages of The Dreamwalkers to write about my appreciation of the book.
In the meantime enjoy two more pictures from my old book of fairy-tales.
|Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty)|
|Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood)|