“Beer is communication,” said American filmmaker Matt Sweetwood, who moved to Berlin in 1995. “Beer gives the opportunity to sit down and talk and get to know people.” Omnified contributor Hana Eckermann talks to the filmmaker about exploring Germany through its beer culture.
West Germany became home to between 15-20 million American soldiers and their families as well as civilian employees during the Cold War. And some stayed when their posting was over. Omnified contributor Linda Mannheim spoke to three such former GI’s about what brought them back for good.