an American in Germany: a blog about culture, language, society
Thursday, November 10, 2011
die Freie Universität Berlin
The Freie Universität, in German FU (eff-uuh), lovingly called the "eff-you" by some Americans... This is our "host" university in Berlin. Michael has been attending a few courses regularly, and we have been trying to work in the library here, too. It's a 30-45 min commute, way out in Berlin-Dahlem, where the Americans were stationed at the end of the war. The name, the "free" university, refers to the postwar ideals of freedom and liberty and democracy promoted in Germany by the liberating occupying forces.