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Emily Schultheis @emilyrs Berlin, Germany

Fellow with @ICWAnews in Berlin, writing on the populist far right in Germany and Central Europe. As seen in @TheAtlantic, @ForeignPolicy, @guardian etc.

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Joined Twitter 2/1/08


Our 6-article series on the rise of the radical right: 1. Mainstream conservative parties paved the wa… https://t.co/hAZbSNTgzF
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisMerkel with Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz Memorial https://t.co/lUoYJVe6C1As Germany’s center-left Social Democrats formally elect their new leadership today, Forsa shows how many voters th… https://t.co/VM1RPh41DPAngela Merkel will visit Auschwitz today, the third German chancellor to do so and the first in nearly a quarter ce… https://t.co/NUvWn4FFlV
12/6
2019
fwiw, “Fahrt”—which translates to ride, trip, journey, etc—is one of the things my American friends who visit Germa… https://t.co/biPZPy1YhLThis German / Berlin public transit / Titanic pun keeps showing up as a sponsored tweet in my timeline and I am 100… https://t.co/JluAW77WGz
12/4
2019
It really does say a lot about us, and about what Germans think we eat https://t.co/ngFPd8nFmVFor anyone who’s wondering, they and their fancy headdresses were part of what’s called an Almabtrieb in the Austri… https://t.co/sq84kzqlmXToday seems like a great opportunity to say how grateful I am to @ICWAnews for the opportunity to, among other thin… https://t.co/W2oQuVEG5F @ZiaWeise nothing like a 10:30am McDonald’s Currywurst 🙃...what are you doing, Germany https://t.co/EbCT1ZUygE
12/3
2019
To be fair, I do appreciate that every time they make an announcement they say, “ladies and gentlemen, welcome to o… https://t.co/I9XlI70zn9 @GraceDobushToGo @DB_Bahn @nthnashma 🤦‍♀️🙃🤦‍♀️🙃 @ZiaWeise @DB_Bahn precisely 😩 this has happened the last two times I’ve come to Munich! Exactly 59 minutes!Trying to avoid flying and take the train as much as possible lately. But @DB_Bahn, you don’t make it easy: Planned… https://t.co/TeQKzp4ZPnGerman is such a wonderful yet occasionally ridiculous language 🙃 https://t.co/eQajxR4po37/ Finally, the state of Saxony got a new government, three months after state elections: it will have a “Kenya” co… https://t.co/6o1PFMjM3u6/ Also joining the national leadership is Andreas Kalbitz, head of the AfD in Brandenburg, who very much belongs t… https://t.co/q4g7PHjBoF5/ Chrupalla used the opportunity to strike a more moderate tone, calling for the party to trade “drastic language”… https://t.co/Vid4JfTRMU4/ Meanwhile in Braunschweig, the far-right AfD elected its new leaders: Tino Chrupalla, a member of the Bundestag… https://t.co/mF1L6NIUvM3/ People have predicted the end of the GroKo many times, and until now they’ve always been wrong (like those predi… https://t.co/ym6oKX3cie2/ In a surprise result Saturday, the SPD chose Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans as its new leaders, who hav… https://t.co/8sxzgGJmwx1/ Back from a bit of a Twitter break—had a wonderful visit from @melissayeagr and cooked my first-ever Berlin Than… https://t.co/w4RMGbmPNx
12/2
2019
The German Gilets Jaunes? Farmers heading to Berlin in more than 5000 tractors in the early morning today to protes… https://t.co/2LfjLHCFU2
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11/26
2019
+1. What an amazing story. https://t.co/NlwiHzhvAkToday’s best crime story: A truck carrying 20 tons of chocolate, worth €50,000, disappeared on its way from Austria… https://t.co/SgUS3WOR3D
11/22
2019
Some pretty stunning numbers here from Poland, which had the strongest anti-Jewish attitudes of 18 countries survey… https://t.co/8HmEeNLueHOne way to ensure the building doesn’t fall into use by neo-Nazis: https://t.co/JWh73WHsDUSwift reaction after Extinction Rebellion’s Roger Hallams called the Holocaust “just another fuckery in human histo… https://t.co/SU2KNCjlmIAdolf Hitler's top hat and Eva Braun's cocktaildress went under the hammer today, reigniting the debate in Germany… https://t.co/irBMkR50sp
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11/21
2019
Merkel will visit Auschwitz for the 1st time on Dec 6, as the 3rd German chancellor to do so while in office… https://t.co/sh2tnOI11p
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisThis is lovely, and as an American frequently attempting to translate German words into English and completely fail… https://t.co/V5nhgq0HPtThe far-right AfD won 23.5% here, which helped make a three-party coalition necessary (and means the AfD is the lar… https://t.co/0yWy9gLSUDAbout 2.5 months after elections in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, which surrounds Berlin, the state has… https://t.co/8BKGcPvgoh(And here’s a link to the PDF version, since I’ve noticed the quality of the photo isn’t amazing: https://t.co/ZBxrXWSjy1) @marceldirsus just finished “Heimat,” a graphic memoir by Nora Krug, which was the most unique book I’ve read on Ge… https://t.co/AVwmrLT9byReminder: last year, AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland called the Nazi era a “speck of bird shit” in Germany’s otherw… https://t.co/5n9HpzLv53It’s not just leaders of Germany’s far-right AfD who are minimizing the Holocaust & Nazi era: Roger Hallam, head of… https://t.co/5MZgnuNJ4uPSA for Berliners and Berlin visitors: here’s a calendar of all the Christmas markets and their opening dates 🎄 ✨… https://t.co/rIdWioeY5R
11/20
2019
@prashantrao in Austria (and sometimes in Germany too), people start even professional emails with “Dear Ms. Schult… https://t.co/rnvDolH36qAn AfD MP quite literally etches his connection with the neo-Nazi NPD party in stone: https://t.co/Ge3V9g2Cdg
11/19
2019
Germany, land of efficiency, exhibit 2354781 https://t.co/tkxwQ2nz0G
11/18
2019
Latest from Sweden: https://t.co/pBYN7ZIEFrReally fascinating read https://t.co/xjw45Kwgo2
11/17
2019
(Fwiw, I have never bought or searched for sweatpants or slippers before...)Amazon seems to have figured out that I’m a freelancer who works from home 🙃 https://t.co/hyyWduUGWR
11/16
2019
Germany’s Bundestag voted today to make the measles vaccination compulsory: https://t.co/Jd8ToSyxQr
11/14
2019
This, via @florianeder re: Austria in today's @POLITICOEurope playbook, is very true: Austria under Kurz serves as… https://t.co/2GJ8HOkZPX
11/12
2019
Worth the read for English-language followers, on the history of neo-Nazis in eastern Germany: https://t.co/aekxSAX8xKAnd now Kurz confirms his ÖVP is ready to begun formal coalition negotiations: https://t.co/qLAMdvBvhB https://t.co/qLqaP4EtSlReally interesting @TheAtlantic piece on the lingering psychological effects of Stasi surveillance: when even your… https://t.co/KHbqVXqXhsIn Spain's latest election, the far-right Vox increased its share of the vote by 5% (from just over 10% to 15%). It… https://t.co/A4lP9T5Cy9After weeks of preliminary talks, Austria's Greens confirm they are prepared to enter formal coalition negotiations: https://t.co/PBAOxqjuA8
11/11
2019
Then and now: 30 years since the #FalloftheWall. At the Brandenburg Gate, President Steinmeier warns Germany again… https://t.co/IFgpZ2CcLL
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisThough the Berlin Wall no longer stands, he says, Germans have built new walls of “frustration and anger” — “we bui… https://t.co/cIkfXI2f4RGermany’s responsibility to fight against hate and anti-Semitism continue today, Steinmeier says, mentioning the re… https://t.co/X3H3JyKBcaGerman President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks at the Brandenburg Gate about the legacy of 1989 #mauerfall30 https://t.co/4vZL5HA1cWWorth keeping in mind as we celebrate the anniversary of one major wall falling https://t.co/wohdgu5MePReporting Democracy did what I did in Germany—interviewing people born in 1989—but across Eastern Europe: https://t.co/8GNUbe92zfThis is such an important — and unresolved — question in Germany right now #mauerfall30 https://t.co/VBa7rAcuYEMaybe the best #mauerfall30 thread I’ve seen this morning 🙃 https://t.co/dZQOV1EDj030 years ago today, in 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. 81 years ago today, in 1938: Reichspogromnacht 96 years ago to… https://t.co/wUI5oSN0b8
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11/9
2019
@GregMitch @ICWAnews @TheCableDC thank you!New Yorkers who are free tonight: go! https://t.co/JfGPTMnn88“I think what I find more troubling is the fact that one side seems to be the much more powerful one. German identi… https://t.co/TNyNUQduK0My contribution to the #mauerfall30 coverage, for @ICWAnews: conversations with young Germans born in 1989 on ident… https://t.co/OPKfYikgnf11/ Almost forgot about this fantastic data visualization from @zeitonline that charts migration from the east to t… https://t.co/MZKfZuzcHT
11/8
2019
10/ Will keep adding stories as I read them - so please send other good and interesting ones my way! #mauerfall30 #BerlinWall9/ And this, from @TobiasBuckFT over the summer, a comprehensive look at why eastern Germany remains divided and di… https://t.co/QaYEi2LsBz8/ @philipoltermann on the disputed legacy of eastern Germany's Cold War-era art: https://t.co/gtmSQKy6Lj7/ @doberah's recollections of Berlin in the 1990s, and how it's transformed in the years since the Wall fell: https://t.co/LBbg81Dbza6/ @germanotes's detective work tracking down various pieces of the Wall and seeing where they've ended up today: https://t.co/6M358UHKiS5/ A story about how the former east-west border has turned into a unique green ecosystem, via @spoke32: https://t.co/5BRjW0OWTS4/ This big-picture look at enduring east-west disparities and the lack of a clear consensus on the meaning of reun… https://t.co/aaUvtzkTRf @guardian 3/ Also from @guardian, five Germans novelists' reflections on the meaning of Nov. 9, 1989 and their own… https://t.co/ZMs5JO3HR02/ This @guardian longread from Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes, about the populist backlash against liberalism in… https://t.co/2fCRW6BYqX1/ @ConStelz's lovely recollections about her own experiences in 1989, and on how Germany, and the world, have chan… https://t.co/2SUnpnVLVjThread: There are, of course, many stories being published this week surrounding the 30th anniversary of the fall o… https://t.co/nN23Lxq5GN“The different life experiences in eastern and western Germany are a reality. We should talk more about that and tr… https://t.co/TZEnfvfphf
11/7
2019
'Our toes are still a little bit in the old East Germany,' Johannes Nichelmann, a journalist born in 1989 in East B… https://t.co/GStFwsVXLF
Retweeted by Emily SchultheisPlease enjoy this David Hasselhoff explainer by a former @BoschFellowship colleague: https://t.co/s94lXXWDh0 @FinancialTimes In general I've found that, while not necessarily overly welcoming, I've had no trouble talking to… https://t.co/9g9x2K4i33This @FinancialTimes piece on the mood and energy at AfD events in eastern Germany—or at least the ones featuring B… https://t.co/Mbo3X524UP @mseyfang thanks! @ICWAnews I also reported a version of the story in audio form, which you can hear in the last ~5 minutes of this… https://t.co/E4KQRjlq3PWith the upcoming anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I wanted to talk to young Germans who (like me) were… https://t.co/46z4kf0sgz @marceldirsus I’ve thought about this a lot! And considered writing something about it and how hard it is to translate 🙂
11/6
2019
@GraceDobushToGo is that what bulletproof coffee is??Consensus thus far seems to be: Not A Thing https://t.co/8LYRGxFQXa @MFSTeve82 unclear! It appeared to be some sort of black tea, but I’m not 100% sure... @xavkoenig Germany! @sidhubaba 🤦‍♀️The guy sitting next to me at this cafe just pulled a jar of applesauce out of his bag, took a huge spoonful and st… https://t.co/dVzpyfXTjAFor @ozy, @riedmueller reports on how Brandenburg—which voted 23.5% for the AfD in September—showcases both the pas… https://t.co/9834NbJL4oNot just one, but 17 politicians from the center-right CDU in Thüringen say they want to start talks with the far-r… https://t.co/bAbbZhEZzJWell, this won’t be confusing at all! https://t.co/oHe5CM77S7Vienna’s public transit authority is doing an anti-manspreading campaign and I am so here for it (h/t @ma__shah) https://t.co/zGNo8BLN5K
11/5
2019
A reminder that Germany is no stranger to right-wing extremist violence in the 21st century: https://t.co/0m7HR4V5RpGood. In a city where tourist sites are thankfully pretty decentralized, Checkpoint Charlie is the one that feels t… https://t.co/rGUJ0dFCiJ#OTD in 1989, 500,000 people gathered in East Berlin's Alexanderplatz to protest the GDR, which in its final months… https://t.co/ogKTeTCzVf
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11/4
2019

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