Category Archives: Nina Schmidt

Is it the man on the moon – or maybe next-door?, by Nina Schmidt

I have lived in the UK long enough to know that the release of the big retailers’ Christmas adverts is awaited with excitement in large amounts of the population. Those looking forward to the ads want that Christmassy feel. The … Continue reading

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Becoming the Ampersand, by Nina Schmidt

Since August last year, I have supported the poet Ruth Chalkley in her contributions to the blog Storying Sheffield. Our joint efforts to reflect on living with serious illness, and the many effects this has on the self, bear the … Continue reading

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A final addition to Berlin’s memorial landscape? – Remembering the victims of NS euthanasia killings, by Nina Schmidt

On 2nd September 2014, at Tiergartenstraße 4 in Berlin, the official opening ceremony of a new memorial was held. This new place of commemoration bears the rather long-winded name of ‘Gedenk- und Informationsort für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen »Euthanasie«-Morde’.[1] It … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Die? by Nina Schmidt

Terminal sedation, euthanasia, assisted suicide – the English language offers many circumscriptions for one big issue that is being debated all over Europe. The discussion was reignited most recently by Belgian plans to make assisted dying a possible option for … Continue reading

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