Students Berlin

I am Thalia Amann

Student

Age: 15 years old
Hobbies: listening to music, chilling with friends, playing billiard, acting, shopping.
Expectations: to get to know the Israeli culture better, collecting more information and meet people from different countries, to notice the fact that we have to change something because exclusion due to sexuality, color or religion cannot be tolerated.
Family/ living environment: I live with two sisters (10 years old and one month old) and one brother (11 years old), my mother and stepfather, my mouse and two cats. We moved to a small house in Groß-Kreutz in August last year. This village in the countryside is about 1,5 hours far from Berlin where I go to school.
Motivation: Some people in my surroundings are queer. Parts of my family do not accept queer people. I would like to convince them that they have to, because I think, it is normal. 
 I would like to make friends in Israel and enjoy being there.
Personal details: I was born in Cuxhaven at the Seaside (Nordsee). I am an atheist, my father lives with his girlfriend in Hamburg.

I am Jakob Brehm

Student

Age: 17 years old
Hobbies: Workout, football, visiting a bar, meet friends, play chess and basketball.
Expectations: Meet new people, have fun, see something new, have a great experience.
Family/ living environment: I live with my mother and dad in Kreuzberg.
Favourite places in Berlin: The district of Kreuzberg (Landwehrkanal, Görlitzer Bahnhof, Forster Str.).
Motivation: I want to know more about queer history, gain new experiences.

I am Aneska Düvel

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Age: 16 years old
Hobbies: reading, acting, dancing ballet, chilling with friends.
Expectations: I hope to see new and interesting things and meet new and interesting people. I would like to get to know the Israeli culture and understand their point of view (especially about queer history). I am excited to learn more about the topic. And going on a trip together with my friends is pretty cool.
Family/ living environment: I live with both of my parents and my dog. 
Favourite places in Berlin: My home district Kreuzberg.
Motivation:  I am an open minded person and I can´t understand some people´s hate against queer people.

I am Giaime Foertsch

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Age: 17 years old (going to be 18 on 30th of July)
Hobbies: Basketball, going to the gym, meeting friends, play football.
Expectations: Making new friends, getting to know TelAviv, making new experiences.
Family/ living environment: I live in a flat with my mom, my parents live separated and there are no siblings.
Favourite places in Berlin: Kreuzberg, especially the southeastern part and the park in front of the URBAN hospital, my hood.
Motivation: I am interested in queer history because there is so much of it that took place in Berlin.
Personal details: My favorite kind of music is American hip hop.

I am Ivana Jankovic

Student

Age: 16 years old
Hobbies: Going to the park in the sun (in my school), going out with friends, spending time with my family.
Expectations/ motivation: Learn more about the history and educate myself. Furthermore build relationships with teenagers from TelAviv. I am very interested in the topic and like to learn more about it.
Family/ living environment: I live with my mother in an apartment. 
Favourite places in Berlin: The districts of Kreuzberg and Schöneberg.

I am Ilyas Kocaman

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Age: 15 years old and 16 years old when I'm in Tel Aviv
Hobbies: Dancing (HipHop), drawing
Expectations: I hope to see the Israeli culture and to get to know it better. I would like to see more of the world and to have a cool experience for my life.
Family/ living environment: My parents are separated and I live with my mother and two siblings. My little sister is 13 years old and my brother is 11. We have a roommate form Great Britain and he is 24 years old. We are living in Kreuzberg, one of the central parts of the town.
Motivation: I am open minded and interested in history in general. This topic is quite complex and that is the kind I like.

Favourite Places in Berlin: Ku'damm, the district Kreuzberg, Potsdamer Platz, the Parks Viktoriapark and Gleisdreieck

 

 

I am Emily Patzer

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Age: 17 years old
Hobbies: I like music (I play the guitar), reading and writing, spending time with my friends, travelling.
Expectations/ motivation: I try not to have expectations, because I will be surprised anyway. I am not sure what this project will bring, but I am definitely looking forward to do this. I don´t know much about life in Israel. We hear about Gaza in the news and people tell that TelAviv is a tolerant and very modern city. I hope I can persuade myself how nice the city is and I don´t want to come to Israel with any prejudice. 
 I am really excited to experience all that and I am of course a bit nervous because I never did an exchange and a project like that before.
Family/ living environment: I live in a flat of four rooms with my mom, dad and my two younger sisters (12 and 5 years). Our flat is not too big, but we will find enough space to host somebody. I live in Berlin-Schöneberg and it only takes me 20 minutes to be in the centre of Berlin.
Favourite places in Berlin: Bergmannkiez in Kreuzberg and the places around my school in Schöneberg. Berlin is a great city, especially for young people and I like to live here very much. Of course I´d like to show you some nice places here.
Personal details: I think I am a person, people can be friends with.

I am Aaron Raabe

Student

Age: 18 years old
Hobbies: Football, Gym, meet friends, going out
Expectations: Have fun, get to know TelAviv, good weather, new experiences, making new friends
Family/ living environment: parents live separated, three sisters.
Favourite places in Berlin: Kudamm, Kreuzberg/ Neukölln, Gleisdreieck
Personal details: I played over 10 years football in a club

I am Tim Reimann

Student

Age: 16 years old
Hobbies: I play rugby twice a week, I did also kickboxing and football.
Expectations: I hope this will be fun. I want a good time and a good experience. I am really hyped and ready for a great time.
Family/ living environment: I live with my parents Jette and Daniel and my younger brother Ben in a flat in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Favourite places in Berlin: My home, Viktoriapark, Kudamm, Gleisdreieck.
Motivation: I have got a lot of queer friends and I want to know more about how queer people live or have lived.
Personal details: I like to listen to Rap-music.

I am Pina Schneeweis

Student

Age: 17 years old
Hobbies: I like to dance, to read, to meet my friends.
Expectations: A lot of fun, interesting conversations, to visit a beautiful city. I hope we are a good group and that we get along well. Furthermore I hope the topic will be very interesting, so we could have much fun working together.
Family/ living environment: I live with my parents and my 19 year old sister in a house in Berlin-Tempelhof. We have two cats called Bobo and Johnny.
Motivation: I think the topic is very important for the society and very interesting.

I am Noah Sy

Student

Age: 18 years old
Hobbies: I play American Football, I collect limited shoes and own about 40 pairs (worth about 5 thousand €). I like to go out with friends and to listen to music.
Expectations: I hope to meet new people and see a lot of the City of TelAviv.
Family/ living environment: I live with my mother. My dad is always abroad because of his work.

I am Luca Weiß

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Age: 17 years old (15th of July)
Hobbies: Football, music, sports, meeting friends, going out.
Expectations: Having fun, meet new friends, get to know Tel Aviv, enjoy the good weather.
Family/ living environment: I have two sisters and one brother. Our parents are divorced. I am living (only with my dad) in a flat in the middle of Berlin.
Favourite places in Berlin: Kreuzberg, Kudamm, parks, Alexanderplatz and more.
Motivation: I am interested in queer history and want to know more about it.

I am Zoë Sankofa Winkler

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Age: 15 years old
Hobbies: I like all kinds of art and I enjoy taking and editing pictures. I also like to go out and to dance, make-up and clothing.
Expectations: Fun, new experiences, sun.
Family/ living environment: My father is from Ghana and my mother is German. My parents are divorced and I live with my mother and a flatmate in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Our flat has got four rooms.
Favourite places in Berlin: Viktoriapark, Gleisdreieck, Admiralsbrücke, my neighborhood Bergmannstr.
Motivation: The topic is never ending, everybody should deal with. Some of my friends are queer.
Personal details: I love German and English rap, but also pop and other music.

Thalia Amann

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Jakob Brehm

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Aneska Düvel

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Giaime Foertsch

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Ivana Jankovic

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Ilyas Kocaman

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Emily Patzer

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Aaron Raabe

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Tim Reimann

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Pina Schneeweis

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Noah Sy

Noah Sy

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Noah Sy

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Luca Weiß

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Zoë Sankofa Winkler

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