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Art as a million dollar project

In our capitalist society, works of art represent the ultimate status symbol. The art market is booming, prices are rocketing. Why is it that people are willing to spend millions of dollars on works by van Gogh, Klimt, Keith Haring or Gerhard Richter ...

Rights sold: Russia, Korea, Hungary, Italy, Taiwan

I Wore the Yellow Star

With photographs

Many members of the older generation remember how the Nazis determined the course of their childhood without having understood it at the time. What did the sons and daughters of Jewish parents go through?

Inge Deutschkron grew up in Berlin and personally experienced the consequences of ...

Rights sold: Romania, Russia

Sweet Occupation

"If you look your enemy in the eye, he's no longer your enemy."

Five men in their middle years: convicted former terrorists Muhammad, Suleiman and Jamil from the occupied territories and Israeli refuseniks Chen and Amil. Five former prisoners who founded the Peace Movement after ...


Who the Fuck is Kafka?

Hatred is an emotion, but peace is a conscious decision

A hotel in Rome. There's a knock at Lizzie Doron's door; when she opens it, she thinks she finds herself confronted by an Arab suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt. In fact Nadim has merely stuck his travel documents to ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, Italy

The Life and Times of Martin Luther

The great reformer Martin Luther had a decisive impact on the course of German cultural and intellectual history. Not only one of the most influential Christian theologians, his translation of the Bible played a vitally important role in the advancement of the German language. This in-depth ...
Rights sold: Korea

Living For The Moment

My life after being diagnosed with cancer

A touching but optimistic report

In the summer of 2006, Kora Decker received a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. Overnight, her life was changed forever. There would no longer be such a thing as a normal, everyday life; no work, no planning for the future, nothing but the prospect of ...


My Life After My Survival

After the enormous success of her autobiographical report I Wore the Yellow Star, Inge Deutschkron wrote about her life between May 8, 1945 and the early nineties. What she had experienced unter the Nazis was her "starting capital" for a new life after the war, but also a burden. "I created ...

You Don’t Have To Go Away To Get Where You Are

Paths to a Self-Determined Life

Are you about to make major changes once more?

In their efforts to harmoniously reconcile career and family, women are especially susceptible to putting themselves under serious pressure. They achieve professional success, and their partners and children lack for nothing, ...


Handbook of Autogenic Training

Basics, Techniques, Applications

This standard handbook has been in print with dtv since 1977 and has gone through thirteen editions. It was first revised and extended in 1981. The subject of autogenic training has undergone considerable changes since then, and Sven Olaf Hoffmann, the son of the author and himself a ...
Rights sold: Italy

Get Up and Take Charge of Your Life!

Life-changing ideas for beginners and advanced learners

How to stop all your sentences ending in "but…"

We've no real reason to complain-but it doesn't seem to stop us because there's always that niggle of dissatisfaction. Why do we always feel there's something amiss in areas where things ought to be running smoothly-in our ...

Rights sold: Korea

Forget Popularity - Just be Happy

Learn how to take what you want from life!

Yes I can! Learning the power of assertiveness

Overambitious colleagues taking credit for others' achievements, petulant bosses, supercilious waiters and road-hogs-all too often we respond to them with impotent silence or even a forced smile. Why don't we ...


Friends, Parents, Teachers

...and other everyday problems

Help and advice for 9 to 13-year-olds

How do I manage to get into so many arguments with my friends? Why are my parents constantly nagging me about my homework? What have I done to deserve a sister who's such a total waste of space? All 9 to 13-year-olds will have asked themselves ...