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but they originally come from germany. and did meet the germans rachel stewart investigates how the german language has been invaded by so. since 975 unesco world heritage sites have been protecting conserving monuments natural sites and buildings that are concerted and in sensual pots of man collins legacy this with the agreement of practically every country in the world and every year a committee from your national mates to look at more sites from around the world that are nominated for this special global protection. you could hardly pick a better backdrop for this year's unesco world heritage media walled city of baquba the azerbaijani capital already has 2 world heritage sites. palace built in the 18th century and the 12th century made power this is stuart setting is where unesco
members will decide what other landmarks deserve to be considered an official part of the world's cultural legacy. among germany's contenders a very insidious outscore which argues its medieval system of water management artificial props canals sluices and sawmills some nearly 500 years old deserving asco recognition. it's a 12th century mine in the mountains straddling the german czech border is also in contention communities on both sides came together to lobby unesco on the project. from the beginning on it was a project to bring together all the municipalities on both sides of the border and to give them the chance to work for the 1st time together not against each other to work together for a better development of this area on the basic opus concho a natural richardsons. natural richness. and natural for gelati at the center of
iceland's unesco nomination the national park includes europe's largest glacier as well as 10 active volcanoes. unesco nomination would also be a political statement the glacier is rapidly shrinking due to climate change. politics of a different kind could impact russia's bid for recognition of the historic center of the scottish one of the oldest cities in russia the russian cultural ministry has warned us go it would not be fair or right if bischoff was not included among this year's selections. are joined by the author of reports rocks for a. unesco heritage site sounds impression press if but they really mean anything does it matter if a site gets picked well it can yeah i mean there is a legal connection to this as well if a site is recognized as the us world heritage site it gives it legal protection
also under the geneva conventions so cannot be destroyed even in an act of war so there's that but also it can also have another effect in sort of revive a site i mean there's a great example. of the ancient city in the suburbs of italy it's where the residents lived in these caves in the mountainside now. years ago was really in disrepair and the italian government actually wanted to bulldoze but the residents got together and a lot between us though to name a world heritage site they got the designation and lo and behold money poured in tourists poured in the whole place was completely revived and this year just this year it was named the european capital city of culture ok but now the u.s. going to badger of all know if you like also comes with responsibilities to protect to maintain the site and i won't have happens if countries don't do this yeah ok
you know he does have a few sort of tools to enforce the regulations around the protection of these sites they can put aside on an endangered list to warn countries that they have to protect that they can even remove a site from the list but in practice those kind of toothless i mean they don't tend to do. i mean a great example there is is venice i mean venice has been on the nasco world heritage site list since 1907 but of course venice is really threatened by these huge cruise ships these massive cruise ship see as as we see which are which which are really coming into the lagoon destroying the lagoon flooding the city with with with with tourists causing a lot of problems for locals make you know it's impossible for locals to even live in venice the locals have a lot. to remove venice from from the world heritage site list there's been a lot of protests against that but so far though as hasn't really done anything they've just talked about removing it but they haven't really done it has they haven't revoked world status yet in the u.s.
this entire history it's only happened twice what examples here in germany happened because then the elbe. river valley that runs by address and that was designated a world heritage site back in 2004 but dresden wanted to build a bridge over. which he. didn't want them to build it they opposed it dresden did build the bridge you know sco then pulled the plug and they removed him from the world heritage now a study of this year the u.s. pulled out of unesco why would anyone want to pull out of something called the united nations educational scientific and cultural guys asian briefly if you will yeah well i mean united education culture science i don't know don trump was good with any of those words but no seriously was a political decision. unesco named have drawn a palestinian cultural heritage site that offended israel who called the decision anti-semitic us agreed with us and israel pulled out and you see that way what we
call heritage has a lot to do with politics it always is all right all right i'm thank you very much the decisions will be made this weekend. now to the cooks town folk festival in america where you can experience the traditions of the pennsylvania doc she started settling there over 300 years ago incidentally pennsylvania dutch is an aside form of deutsch in other words german nothing to do with holland anyway many traditions originate from german immigrants who settled in pennsylvania including a kind of pattern of german and english which you're going to hear in a minute but 1st of all these was a cold but on stuff was. the stars can be spotted from a distance on many barns nestled in the hills of pennsylvania ascend to ease old tradition brought to america by german immigrants is now part of the local culture . tetrick dawn moir of cook style and university has documented hundreds of foreign
stars in the region he believes the immigrants painted them as a reflection of their everyday lives as farmers. they thought about the stars in the sky as being emblematic of a sense of cosmic order and that's something that's very important to an agricultural people so when we see stars in the artwork of the pennsylvania dutch we can see that there's there's a narrative that runs through all aspects of life. like many in this part of pennsylvania patrick don moyer is a descendant of immigrants from the palatine region in southwestern germany at the folk festival and on lawyer shows how to paint barn stars an art form he's trying to preserve for future generations. this particular star utilizes contrast colors of yellow and black to create edges that appear to move when you paint them many of these designs alternate the color so that they appear to have
a spinning effect. professed to those showcases the region's german heritage drawing 130000 visitors over the course of 90 days the highlights are barnstormers in all different shapes and colors. german american treats and music familiar from the other side of the atlantic. even the so-called pennsylvania dutch and german dialect from the peloton region is still spoken here today by something. that you cannot do in a. human mind can i can. at the german cultural heritage center a classroom from 870 which now serves as a museum for pennsylvania dutch is still till today. idioms like.
your money for a shuffle a hot old work too hard so close to dialects of southwestern germany but had her dawn meyer says pennsylvania dutch has developed into a language of its own. me and feel my overall tone on such broke box for television. so bro is this episode all this is this all it is now has and has this vox and little in the light we are in america artificial light skinned overdrive want to your so when such brokers or net used itis all american issue. over the centuries this piece of fairy turd has become a part of what pennsylvania stands for today the marne stars are a reminder of the many german immigrants who made america their new home the. same with language it's time to meet the germans where rachel reveals all about special quirks of the inhabitants of this country and germans do love the english
language and use english words a lot but not always correctly and just to remind you there's a word that might upset our american viewers right now that we don't find rude rachel mentions it briefly at the beginning of this report so you'd be warned. welcome back to english words the germans used wrongly in part one we have a handy public viewing well they're often thought up there's plenty more where that came from here we go. in english a mob is a rowdy group of people to mob is to crowd into or around the. sales trough is the mob. when of course you know them. but in german mobbing specifically means bullying usually at school or in the workplace. a german asks you to send them something by mail you're a little thrown hey sure there are still plenty of phones of analog here you search
your house for a number though by a stamp and pop in the post box of course that turns out they actually meant e-mail english mail german mail. this is a personal pet hate the shows like to. down on inferior breadmaking cultures and fairness they have great bread but that does not excuse this abuse of the english language the germans call this toast i call this is the verb to toast means to cook or brown something by exposure to radiant heat toast is only toast if it's been toasted there's all this however an appetizer you might find it it's still bread. we need to clear this one up if someone starts talking to you in german about a shooting don't worry they're probably just talking about a photography or film expression the correct english term would be a shoot a subtle but very important difference. shooting star a meteor that produces
a bright light as it passes through the earth's atmosphere the gens of rather poetically adopted this as a specific terms or someone who is shot to success but the sad thing about shooting star is that it burns out pretty quickly. thanks rachel i'm glad we've cleared those ones up especially the one about toast before more meet the germans episodes on our website d.w. dot com slash culture and of course lots more about all things cultural. today's show bought.
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file german shipping companies and the arms trained in 75 minutes on d w. sometimes books are more exciting than real life. preparing to carry. on. what if there's no escape. list. german street. hijacking the news. where i come from the news is being hijacked journalism itself has become a scripted reality show it's not just good versus evil us versus them black and white. in countries like russia china turkey people or shoulders that's enough
and if you're a journalist there and you try to get beyond it you are facing scare tactics intimidation. and i wonder is that where we're headed as well. my responsibility as a journalist is to give beyond the smoke and mirrors it's not just about the fear and balance or being neutral it's about being truthful. when he was born golf and i were getting. scientists have confirmed that last month was the horses to never recorded temperatures here in europe were about 2 degrees celsius higher than normal while the worldwide average was just above the previous june record the south of france so temperatures in the mid forty's experts attribute the extreme heat to the global heating now kicking in due to manmade climate change. the united nations says an