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... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ... Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                                     Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ...                                       Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                                     Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!         Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

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Rumänien. Mehr als Dracula und Walachei

»Bekannt wurde Hilke Gerdes vor einigen Jahren durch ihre aus Rumänien berichtende "Post aus der Walachei" auf perlentaucher.de. Auf diese Reportagen baute sie auf und verspricht mit dem nun vorliegenden Buch die Vorstellung dieses Landes jenseits altbekannter Klischees. Und tatsächlich gibt sie sehr empathisch einen differenzierten Ein- und Überblick zu Rumänien und seinen Bewohnern, vermag das tradierte deutsche Rumänienbild zu korrigieren und neue Facetten hinzuzufügen (...) Wohltuend, ja geradezu vorbildlich ist ihre Neugier und Offenheit sowie die Bereitschaft, sich auf die fremden Menschen, deren Lebensweise und Werte einzulassen."
(Anke Pfeifer, literaturkritik.de, Nr. 4, April 2008)

"Es ist die nachdenkliche, einfühlsame Bilanz eines mehrjährigen Lebens der Autorin in Bukarest. Ein vielfarbiges, sinnlich übertragenes Bild Rumäniens (...) Und immer wieder gedankliche Ausflüge nicht nur in die prägende jüngere Geschichte und Realität Rumäniens als neues EU-Mitglied, sondern auch in den 'mentalen Raum' dieser Balkanregion" (...) Mentalität, Gesten, Stimmungslagen, Benehmen, küstlerisches Schaffen – alsbald hat Hilke Gerdes ihre Leser mitgerissen in den Bann, den Land und Leute auf sie ausgeübt haben." (Ursula Rütten, Südosteuropa-Mitteilungen, 03/2008)

"Zur Bereicherung des Reiseführerbestandes gerne empfohlen."
(Lieselotte Banhardt, Buchprofile, Jg. 53/2008, H. 1)

"Das Buch macht nicht nur neugierig, es ermutigt zur eigenen Anschauung, und darauf ist man nach der Lektüre bestens vorbereitet."
(MOE-Kultur.de)

"Der Autorin ist es gelungen - auch aufgrund der drei in Rumänien verbrachten Jahre -, das Land und seine Menschen zu verstehen, ohne die kritische Distanz zu Geschichte und Gegenwart zu verlieren. Und sie bringt Rumänien und die Rumänen dem Leser näher, als es mancher Reiseführer vermag."
(uk, Siebenbürgische Zeitung)

"Differenzierte Darstellungen aufgrund persönlicher Erfahrungen sind der eine Faktor, der dieses Buch so lesenswert macht. Hier wurde nicht abgeschrieben (...) Ebenso eindrucksvoll ist die organische Einbettung dieser authentischen Schilderungen in die soliden Sachinformationen (...)"
(Ursula Breuel, VDLIA - Deutsche Lehrer im Ausland, Mai 2009)

"Hilke Gerdes entführt uns in ein immer noch unbekanntes Land. Weniger als touristischer Reiseführer zu benutzen, aber ein kultureller und unbedingt zur mentalen Vorbereitung bestens zu nutzen. Die Autorin hatte das Glück Rumänien von innen her kennen lernen zu dürfen. Geschichtliche, politische und traditionelle Dinge werden leicht und interessant dargestellt. Die über 200 Seiten lesen sich als Sachbuch locker und leicht weg. Ich habe viel über Rumänien gelesen und hoffentlich auch einiges richtig verstanden."
(Gundolf Schmidt, amazon.de)

 

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... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ... Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                                     Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ...                                       Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                                     Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!         Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

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... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ... Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                                     Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ...                                       Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                                     Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!         Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

... more