Babbel: Babbel Launches Free Language Courses For Ukrainians On Its Platform

Babbel: Babbel Launches Free Language Courses For Ukrainians On Its Platform. “Created with Babbel’s high quality standards, the courses offer native Ukrainian speakers the opportunity to learn German, Polish or English for free with Babbel’s award-winning app. The content is suitable for all learners, from beginner to intermediate, and available free of charge, making the community’s transition to Germany, Poland and other host countries easier.”

The Mayor: Berlin opens a cyber-security centre to protect against increasing attacks

The Mayor (EU): Berlin opens a cyber-security centre to protect against increasing attacks. “On Wednesday, Berlin authorities opened a security centre against cyber-attacks as part of the Berlin IT Service Centre (ITDZ). The ‘Security Operations Centre’ is supposed to help Germany’s capital detect and ward off hacker attacks. According to the German press agency dpa, experts would be working in the IT centre around the clock, monitoring access to the digital public system and coordinating cross-agency measures.”

Jerusalem Post: German Talmud translation from 1935 goes online

Jerusalem Post: German Talmud translation from 1935 goes online. “Scholars of Judaism in Germany have sought to make Jewish texts available in German for decades, but the Talmud translation project gained steam after [Igor] Itkin and his colleagues, German and Austrian scholars, took on the project after he realized that [Lazarus] Goldschmidt’s work would enter the public domain at the beginning of this year.”

DRGNews: Four more state historic newspapers available online

DRGNews: Four more state historic newspapers available online. “In 2016 the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives received a two-year $240,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historical newspapers. The project is part of Chronicling America, a Library of Congress initiative to develop an online database of select historical newspapers from around the United States. Several Sioux Falls German titles have recently been added to Chronicling America: The Sud (Soot) Dakota Nachrichten (Knock-rick-ten), 1896-1900; the Sud-Dakota Nachrichten und Herold, 1900-1901; the Nachrichten-Herold, 1901-1907; and the Deutscher (Doit-shur) Herold, 1907-1913. Further issues of these titles will be added to the website in later batches, as well as other titles from around the state.”

USC Shoah Foundation: Nearly 1,000 English Transcripts Added to Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation: Nearly 1,000 English Transcripts Added to Visual History Archive. “USC Shoah Foundation integrated the first 984 English-language transcripts into the Visual History Archive over the weekend – the first such update since ProQuest began working on transcribing testimonies as part of its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation last year. The English-language transcripts join 898 German-language transcripts produced by Freie Universität in Berlin that are already available in the VHA.”

Gigablast Now Has a German Version

Why didn’t I see this before? Open-source search engine Gigablast now has a German version of its site. ” It indexes the top 500 million German-centric web pages and is running on a single Gigablast Web Search Appliance. It is also available to be queried through the XML or JSON search feed product.”