tv Arts and Culture Deutsche Welle July 4, 2019 10:45am-11:01am CEST
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 mankind's legacy this with the agreement of practically every country in the world and every year a committee from unesco meets 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 the ancient walled city of baquba the azerbaijani capital already has 2 world heritage sites. palace built in the 18th century and the 12th century made tower 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 school 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 or 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 over scotch will a natural richness in its. natural richness and. at the center of iceland's
unesco nomination the national park includes europe's largest 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 to scoff 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 all for about reports rocks for a. unesco willed heritage site sounds impression presses 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 psych is recognized as the world heritage site it gives it legal protection also
under the geneva convention 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 southern italy it's where the residents live 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 they want me to unesco 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. code badge of honor if you like also comes with responsibilities to protect to maintain sinai what has 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 it also impossible for locals to even live in venice the locals have a lot. to remove venice from from the world heritage site this there's been a lot of protests against that but so far has hasn't really done anything they've just talked about removing it but they haven't really done it has have they have a revote or just texas 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 the unesco didn't want them to build it they opposed it dresden did build the bridge you know esko then pull the plug and they remove them from the world heritage now earlier 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 denies asian briefly if you will yeah well i mean united education culture science i don't know if trump is 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 and always it's all good all right i'm thank you very much the decisions will be made this weekend. now to the cook's town folk festival in america where you can experience the traditions of the pennsylvania dutch you started settling there of a 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 pats wad of german and english which you're going to hear in a minute but 1st of all these was a cold bomb stop was. the stars can be spotted from a distance on many barns nestled in the hills of pennsylvania a centuries old tradition brought to america by german immigrants is now part of the local culture. tetrick dawn moir of could 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 fault 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. the festival showcases the region's german heritage drawing 130000 visitors over the course of 9 days in the highlights are barnstormers in all different shapes and colors. german american treats and music. 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 some . strata. in the mine and can i can. at the german cultural heritage center a classroom from 870 which now serves as a museum as were pennsylvania dutch is still today. idioms like.
your money for a shuffle to a hot cold work too hard close to dialects of southwestern germany but petra dawn meyer says pennsylvania dutch has developed into a language of its own. me and feel my overall tone on social broke box for television. so is this episode all this is this olympus now has as the. middle and the light. in america artificial light skinned overdrive one of your so when such brokers or net used diapers or marathon you. 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 german news wrongly in part one we have a handy public viewing well they're often thought but 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 your. sales for office. found. then of course know them all. 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 set
your house for a number though buy a stamp and pop it in the post box of course that turns out they actually meant email english mail german mail. this is a personal pet hate the joes like to. inferior breadmaking cultures and fair enough to have great bread about does not excuse this abuse of the english language the germans call this toast i call this the verb to toast means to cook something by exposure to radiant heat toast is only toast if it's been toasted this however on opportunism you might find that 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 filming session the correct english would be a shoot a subtle but very important difference. shooting star a meteorite that produces a bright light as it passes through the earth's atmosphere the germans have rather
he's counting down today's in. prison costumes i mean trying. to blow up some trouble even banking on those found him is he so soft. that hounded basically sometimes listening to the countless times. 15 minutes on d w. enter the conflict zone with tim sebastian germany's farai go position to be a takes its place in a new and expanded populist group believe european style of i guess this week is bad for its finished books i think of the a.f.p.'s column but the structure does you know it said that the apology needs to close out some of the highly
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