Emma Elliott

Emma Elliott is a writer in Berlin.

The Postcard Vote


Three earnest Obama volunteers sit at a folding table stacked high with voter registration forms. People walk by and smile when they see the “Change We Can Believe In” signs. Most of them cannot register to vote, however, as they are not American citizens. This bustling main street is in Berlin, Germany. International Voter Registration […]

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Barack in Berlin


BERLIN — When Barack Obama’s campaign finally selected the Victory Column in Berlin as the site for his speech on global cooperation, no doubt they considered its history and aura of gravitas. Located in Berlin’s central Tiergarten Park, the Victory Column was built in 1873 to commemorate German military victories and stands just a short […]

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