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An Intro to German Culture: The ‘Jugendweihe’ or How German Teens Enter Adulthood

Today’s history class, as many times before, started with defining certain words from our source reading, for those who are still kind of suffering with the German language. Today’s word was¬†Weihe,¬†meaning consecration or benediction, according to the online English dictionary I am using. That was not much of a unordinary word, since the text we were reading was a speech by a theology student from the 1800s but somehow my professor got…

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