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Dokumentation Obersalzberg: Home

Welcome<p>The Dokumentation Obersalzberg is a place of guided learning and remembrance designed by the Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich – Berlin on …

Nazism

Berlin? Verboten? That sounds fun

Irish blogger Ciarán Fahey visits ‘forgotten Berlin’ – Nazi bakeries, boarded-up breweries, abandoned U-boat bunkers – then photographs and writes …

Introducing the Happy Hat!

I decided to put together a hat using the stamen stitch. I like the symmetry of the stitch and the bit of a lacy look that you get from it, but it’s …

Are You Worried About Retirement?

According to a recent <i>LA Times</i> article titled “The hard truth about Americans’ retirement options,“ maybe you should be. The article opens with this quote from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research director Alicia Munnell about what to do if you’re not on track for retirement: “There are …

How Old Is Too Old To Change Careers?

<i>Liz, would you say there’s a certain age after which it’s impossible to change careers?</i><p>Definitely.<p><i>And what is that age?</i><p>One hundred and seven.<p><i>Come on! I’m being serious.</i><p>Well, it’s a very contextual question. It depends on what you want do in your new career.<p><i>Give me an example.</i><p>If you want to be a …

When wireless worlds collide

LIKE many others, the first thing your correspondent does when within hailing distance of a public hotspot is switch off his mobile phone’s 3G/4G …

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Android News

Cat Day: Our Archival Pictures of Felines

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Spomeniks: the second world war memorials that look like alien art

Photographer Jan Kempenaers spent three years trawling the remotest spots of former Yugoslavia to capture these bizarre architectural 'medals in the countryside' planted by Tito<p>"Call this decay? I could take a picture of some council flats in Doncaster and they'd say more about decay." A moody …

Lessons from my dad about money

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a dad like mine to teach them the value of money without opening their wallets, let alone at a stockbrokers.<p>And …

Another Walk in Space for Russian Cosmonauts

Could A Spacecraft Fly Straight Through Jupiter?

Despite its gusty reputation as a "gas giant," Jupiter's blood-red clouds hide a dense, rocky core that's perhaps 20 times as massive as Earth. That core blocks any spacecraft's passage through the center of the planet, but even a detour through the clouds would be a disaster.<p>Knowledge of Jupiter's …

The Solar System -- our home in space

11 ways to trick Android into using less data

With expensive tiered data plans, it's easy to hit your limit. Follow this guide to cut back on data usage (and avoid overage charges).<p>Apps are moving to the cloud. Streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are big. And just about every one of us is addicted to social networking.<p>There's just one …

Apps

Photos of Human Chameleons Blending Into Scenes Thanks to Body Paint

Chinese photographer Liu Bolin has made a name for himself by creating photos showing his body blended into various environments with the help of …

LOOK: Cassini's Version Of 'The Pale Blue Dot'

Cassini — the NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn — has beamed back a picture of what Earth looks like from its perspective.<p>Earth and all its trillions of creatures are seen as a speck of light — lower right — in the vastness of space. What's more, Cassini captures Earth while also capturing Saturn's …

The East German Uprising

Ulbricht turned to the Kremlin. Laventry Beria, Stalin’s former Chief of Secret Police and the man poised to take over now that that Stalin was dead, …

Hermann Goring - a summary

Born in Bavaria, 12 January 1893, to a well-to-do Prussian family, Hermann Goring fancied himself as a cut above the rest, a cultured man, fond of …

Ernst Rohm - a Summary

Everyone called Adolf Hitler <i>Mein</i> <i>Fuhrer</i>, everyone except one man, one man who called him by his first name, a trusted comrade from the earliest days …

The Night of the Long Knives - Hitler purges the Nazi Party

The Night of the Long Knives was Adolf Hitler’s great purge, ridding the Nazi Party of those he distrusted, together with anti-Nazi figures within …

Hitler

What made a failed Austrian artist into the most reviled and destructive personality of the Twentieth Century? Where did the seeds of his rabid …

Nazi Germany

“I bought this book to help me understand key aspects of the Nazis Rise to and Consolidation of their power. This was to help with my GCSE exam next …

Heinrich Himmler - a summary

With his rimless glasses and small physique, Heinrich Himmler’s appearance was at odds with his fearsome manner. Indeed, one English visitor …

Adolf Eichmann - a summary

On 31 May 1962, a man who seemed from the outside quite an ordinary person, even banal, was hanged in Ramla prison in Israel. It was, and still is, …

Reinhard Heydrich - a summary

On 4 June 1942, the Nazi wartime leader of occupied Czechoslovakia, Reinhard Heydrich, died. He had been the victim of an assassination attempt a …

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …