European History

Convicted Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening pleads for mercy

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Germany

10 Amazing Untold Stories From World War II

World War II was one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Millions took part in the fighting, and sadly, millions died. Unsurprisingly, there are …

Military History

Berlin's early Nazi concentration camp revisited by archaeologists

Archaeology can also focus on 20th century events. Professor Reinhard Bernbeck tells DW what can be learned from digs at the Columbia concentration …

Culture

Will Holocaust crimes of Finnish volunteers in Ukraine go unpunished?

Zuroff calls on Finland’s president to take ‘painful step’ of investigating past.<p>Russland, SS-Division "Wiking", Panzerspähwagen/ German Federal …

Landlords Union uses photo of Auschwitz for article on new regulations

<b>The Landlords Union is at the centre of a Twitter storm after using an image of Auschwitz on a press release.</b><p>The blunder appeared around two weeks …

Auschwitz

Rewriting history, Abbas calls Israel a ‘colonial project’ unrelated to Judaism

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday night implied European Jews during the Holocaust chose to undergo “murder and slaughter” over …

Israel

17 Great Authors Who Wrote While Standing

“<i>At the first symptoms of indigestion, book-keepers, entry-clerks, authors, and editors should get a telescope-desk. Literary occupations need not</i> …

Authors

Here's Who Would Win Between Nazi Germany's Bismarck and the Navy's Last Battleship

An epic battle. <i>The larger context of the battle—the U.S. Navy being forced to take on the German Navy—would have had serious repercussions for the</i> …

Military History

99 years since Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and dumped in a Berlin canal

On January 15th 1919, paramilitaries burst into an apartment in western Berlin and seized the communist revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl …

Germany

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Oskar Gröning, 96, pleads for mercy to avoid jail

Oskar Groening, 96, has admitted his moral guilt.<p>A man convicted of being the accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews at the Auschwitz death camp has …

Crime

The Sun Is Always Shining

<i>“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” God</i><p>I find the hard …

German History

Swiss museum revisits demand for Nazi-era art return after 2008 denial

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is again at the centre of a dispute over a Nazi-era art trove as the Basel Art Museum reconsiders demands it return a Jewish art historian's collection to descendants.<p>It rejected their restitution bid in 2008.<p>The museum owns 120 drawings and prints, including a …

Edvard Munch

Here's Who Would Win Between Nazi Germany's Battleship Bismarck and Japan's Monster Yamato

It would be a battle for the ages. <i>Before long, the Japanese begin to reply with their 18.1” guns. Both the Germans and the Japanese have excellent</i> …

Military History

At Westerbork, virtual reality simulations ‘recreate’ the Nazi transit camp

WESTERBORK, Netherlands — With almost nothing remaining of the former Nazi transit camp Westerbork, visitors are turning to a simulation that …

Virtual Reality

Networks and Hierarchies in the Trump Era: An Interview with Niall Ferguson

From the World Economic Forum to the annual Bilderberg Summit, Niall Ferguson buzzes through powerful networks. A senior fellow at Stanford …

Business

Bobsleigh: Germany rightfully eye medals again - Hoppe

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany can rightfully expect bobsleigh medals at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, Olympic champion and German youth coach Wolfgang Hoppe said, with the sport's powerhouse looking to reclaim gold in the four-man event.<p>Germany, either East, West or unified, have won seven of …

Olympics

MLK’s long arc of the moral universe

Photo screen grab of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking to reporters in LA on Aug. 17, 1965 with openly gay senior advisor Bayard Rustin looking on.<p>…

LGBTQ

Berlin to expand counter-terror police unit

BERLIN — Germany is set to expand its elite GSG9 counter-terrorism unit in Berlin in response to attacks in Europe in recent years, including in the …

German History

6 incredible 'facts' conspiracy theorists believe prove Adolf Hitler faked his own death

It could be the most astonishing disappearing act in history.<p>According to documents declassified by the FBI in 2014, Adolf Hitler may have survived …

Saddam Hussein

The Holocaust survivors who tried to poison Germans

A new British documentary promises explosive new evidence of 1946 revenge plots against Nazis.<p>Jewish fighters from the Vilna Ghetto. (photo credit: …

World News

When is Holocaust Memorial Day 2018? Special events will take place across UK and the world to remember the Jews killed

Every year in January Holocaust Memorial Day is held to remember the six million Jews brutally killed during World War 2.<p>Hitler's genocide, also …

Trump Emerges From S-Storm Unscathed

One of the reasons the immigration debate stalls in America is the failure to agree on basic terms. To one side, a 35-year-old Mexican citizen …

Donald Trump

Commuters On London’s Tube Speak With Famous British Holocaust Survivor

Morning commuters in London got the chance to speak with the Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert and learn about her life story, the Jewish Chronicle …

Jewish Culture

Is Germany’s political left coming apart at the seams?

The Social Democrats are fighting about their future, while others want a new party to unite the left. The disunity has been long in the making and …

Germany

Leaders Who Master The Power Of Words Inspire Change

Since my conversation with <i>Darkest Hour</i> screenwriter Anthony McCarten, the movie continues to build buzz. Actor Gary Oldman, who portrays Winston Churchill as he rallied the English people to fight Nazi Germany, has won both the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards for Best Actor in a drama. This …

Darkest Hour

Voices of the Warsaw Ghetto unearthed

With International Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up on January 27, new film ‘Who Will Write Our History?’ tells the story of the ‘Oneg Shabbat’ …

World News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe commemorates 'Japan's Schindler' in Lithuania

Diplomat Chiune Sugihara gave visas to thousands of Jewish refugees after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939. Japanese Prime …

World News

A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn.<p>The three-year-old …

'Don't let Nazis govern': Austrians demonstrate against far-right coalition

Marchers descended on a central district housing several ministries to make known the views of a protesters' "New Year welcome committee" for the …

Sebastian Kurz

Time Travel With These Exceptional Vintage Photos of Spain

Vintage