Dream job as pediatrician up for grabs: kronach district not attractive enough for young doctors

The joy in kups is coarse: the 8000 inhabitants coarse market community gets again a pediatrician. Beatrix wenzel moves from lichtenfels to kronach county and opens a practice in the center of town. No other message on the community’s own facebook homepage has received as much response as this one. "An insane profit for kups" and "i’m glad. Right now we’re going all the way to rodental" are only two of the enthusiastic comments.

The importance of a pediatrician’s practice in the local area is emphasized by kups mayor bernd rebhan: "we all know that specialists do not grow on trees – and doctors are an important factor for a location. This is a great enrichment for us."

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Schuler confronted with concrete cases

"Foreign but friend or integration and together." this was the theme of the interactive theater play organized by the youth social work teachers at the georg gopfert middle school as a project to prevent violence and xenophobia. The theater pedagogue dirk bayer took up the problems of asylum seekers and refugees, actively involved the schools, and together they looked for ways of dealing with each other in a tolerant manner.
The project followed the "week of tolerance" in the middle school at which a bare little tree had been placed in the center of the auditorium. This is nothing special at this time of year, but in keeping with the theme, it should symbolically produce leaves or fruit in the coming weeks. With its many branches, it allows many ways to be or to become tolerant. And so the "tree of tolerance" shall little by little green leaves are preserved.
Graduate pedagogue margarete schindhelm from the youth social work led to the theater piece "stranger but friend" uber, which took off from the harbor or airfield with engine alarms indicating the arrival of refugees. A rap about refugees who had only been here for three weeks with "hand in hand, no matter who and where they come from" also fitted in with this. In the confusion of languages, no one knew their way around and understood nothing until the german "guten morgen" penetration.
With this, theatrical pedagogue dirk bayer also brought up the schoolchildren, who gave their definition of "asylum and refugees" they are people from another country", "asylum means that they are allowed to stay with us", "they come because of war and attacks" and "it has much with fear and distress" to do.
When dirk bayer explained that only 1.1 percent of them actually received immediate recognition as refugees, people were amazed. "What about the other?", was the question here. Of course, there was another status: 13% were granted refugee protection, but the rest of 86% might receive a toleration or a temporary suspension of deportation.
This already brought us to the BAMF, the federal office for migration and refugees, which decides on the recognition of asylum seekers. Some of the decisions made there caused astonishment and head-shaking, but this was immediately put right by article 14 of the universal declaration of human rights (right to asylum): "everyone has the right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution in other countries"." but: "this right cannot be claimed in case of persecution for a non-political crime or for acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the united nations"." only people who are politically persecuted and can therefore seek asylum and a safe place of refuge have a right to this.
With concrete cases then the schools themselves were asked to make a decision. For example, the case of a woman A who cannot afford a life-saving, expensive drug in her home country. 54 schoolchildren thought she would be recognized as an asylum seeker, and only three thought there was no reason for asylum. The few were indeed right. Of course, the woman might be helped here first, but this could not be seen as a reason for asylum.
The asylum seeker B distributed leaflets against the government in his home country and was sentenced and tortured for it. After two years he escaped and landed in germany after a long flight. Here, the opinion of the schoolchildren was almost the other way around, but this asylum seeker is considered to be politically persecuted and can therefore count on recognition.
Then came the next scene change, when a refugee girl comes to school for the first time and the teacher is the only one to bury her. "How did you approach such a schoolgirl??", theater teacher dirk bayer threw the question into the room and thus animated a scene play. An "pawel" alias dirk bayer, the schoolchildren could then test how suitable their ideas were for everyday use, even more so if the asylum seeker was a bit grumpy and naturally didn’t understand a word.
What seems to be simple, often failed because of the language, which was then replaced by pantomime. The idea that music, sports and games might be the easiest way to get in touch with each other or to think about what else connects them came through here. The soccer game or the table football could possibly be good alternatives here.
The joint theater piece clearly showed the students that it is not easy and that everyone has to make an effort. This is also necessary because the georg gopfert middle school in eltmann currently has three unaccompanied young refugee children without families and 15 refugee children who live privately with their parents and siblings. Due to the close proximity of the children’s home of the kinder- und jugendhilfe st. Josef also keeps bringing new asylum seekers to the school.
Theater padagoge dirk bayer knew how to underlay the difficult topic with humor and actively involve the young people in the problem-solving process.
Graduate pedagogue schindhelm expressed special thanks to the habfurt rotary club and the prevention office of the youth welfare office in habfurt, which had supported the project financially. It had not failed to have an effect, especially since it had made the students very thoughtful in numerous situations.

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“You just weren’t allowed to talk”

In june 1929, luise mader was born luise scheidel in hochstadt, the oldest of three children. She also grew up in the city and experienced the time before the war as well as the war itself and the time after knowingly. On a cloudy saturday afternoon she takes the time over a cup of coffee to tell us a little about those days.

The flower store mader knows probably everyone in hochstadt, but what were your parents exactly from profession?

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Stress during commuting triggers psychological problems in schoolchildren

Commuting is often associated with stress. A recent study by the frankfurt university of applied sciences shows that this even has a negative impact on schoolchildren. It surveys around 10,000 schools in 14 federal states every year. In the 2016/17 school year, the focus was on getting to school: according to the study, young people need an average of 27 minutes to get to school. For the majority (30 percent), it takes between 10 and 20 minutes, but around 15 percent need 45 minutes or more. 14 percent need less than 10 minutes to get there.

Young people who have to travel a long way to school are more likely to complain of psychological problems, explains the study’s director prof. Andreas klocke. So just under 30 percent of schools with a long way to school have concentration problems on more than one day a week. For children with a short way to school (less than ten minutes), it is 23 percent.

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The city’s stingy decision pisses off the fire department

At the annual meeting of the unterpreppach fire department, the new elections for the board of the fire department association were on the agenda. Jurgen porzner was elected for six more years as chairman.

The chairman jurgen porzner, reported that the association pays at present 132 members and has two honorary members in its rows. There were four departures and five new entrants.

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The end of the line is at the clearing plant

The people of baiersdorf were very active in voicing their concerns at the civic meeting. It emerged that the designation of building plots for future development is considered particularly important.
Mayor robert hummer talked about the construction of a new vehicle hall for the fire department. In addition, the fire department is expected to receive a portable fire engine in 2019.
The parking situation at the elementary school and at the catholic parish church in the early morning and at lunchtime was addressed. When the children are brought to and from school, traffic chaos reigns here. In addition, the residents felt that the municipality was responsible for the structural development of baiersdorf. Baptist fischer recalled that the last construction area was created in 1978, now 40 years ago. In other parts of town, new building areas were regularly designated, according to gerhard stark, but in baiersdorf nothing was happening. This would also be important for the future, so that young people stay here and baiersdorf does not become a "senior village" develop.
With regard to the new joint hiking map, simon seidel could not resist the remark that a great deal had been "copied" from an existing hiking map, of which there are still plenty of copies had been copied. It would have been helpful if, in this "new edition" the local hotel and restaurant industry had also been involved. In addition, there are facilities on the hiking map that do not yet exist (mainbrucke, keltenspielplatz auf dem kordigast).
Despite the new water tanks, alexander fischer said, the water pressure in the mainecker street was not sufficient everywhere. He also raised the issue of the odor generated by the biogas plant, which regularly covers the entire district, not just for a few hours, but sometimes for the entire day. He travels all over bavaria, said baptist fischer, and sees many biogas plants that are already enclosed; in baiersdorf, only a tarpaulin is laid over the material. Hubert pechtl expressed his wish for a walking and biking path between baiersdorf and weismain and for the reinstallation of a sandstone wayside shrine. The commitment of the "time-travel actors" was also, the efforts made to bring history to life received a final appreciative mention.

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In days of need, there was help in the habberge district

In days of need, there was help in the Habberge district

"I had a very good time in germany", hilendi nurja recalls vaguely and in broken german – but nevertheless. In 1998, the 15-year-old, her brother xhulio (18) and her parents arben and suzana came to germany as refugees from albania.
The young people recently visited the habberge district again after many years. Nearby they were at the international camp at ellertshauser lake and in hammelburg anyway. There they each met for a week with young people from different countries.
The meeting with old acquaintances from early childhood in habfurt and the surrounding area was initiated by harry riegel. "It's a mixture of lions club and 'habfurt helps'", walter becker explained. The retired doctor from westheim and his wife are host parents for the youngsters for a few nights. Both the lions and "habfurt helps" engage in albania. Hilendi and xhulio spent the remaining two weeks with wilhelm wolpert's family in habfurt. "We arrived in habfurt without a care in the world and were well received", xhulio recalls in neat german.

An angel named rita
Before the family from shkodra in albania came to habfurt, they lived briefly in an asylum shelter in wurzburg. Xhulio was already a little older than his sister and still has good memories of the time in habfurt, where they lived on the gries. The schramm family from steinsfeld had taken special care of the asylum seekers. Above all, the already deceased rita schramm was the good angel for the nurjas. Rita schramm had found the mother suzana, who had been lost in a trance, on the main bridge in habfurt and took pity on the albanian family. Rita and ludwig schramm collected everything from cooking pots to various household utensils and made them available to the family. The nurjas were happy to stay in germany, as xhulio reports. But after the situation in albania had improved again, the family had to return there according to the asylum law. Hilendi visited the kindergarten and xhulio the school. Xhulio now has his albanian high school diploma in his pocket and even wants to study in germany, possibly medicine, he says.

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