German History

Historians say Trump upends norms of presidential behavior

HELSINKI (AP) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president's tumultuous trip across Europe, historians say, smashed the conventions of American leaders on the world stage.<p>Trump's "America first" approach to …

Donald Trump

Neo-Nazi terrorist helper Ralf Wohlleben walks free in Germany

The man who supplied a gun to the National Socialist Underground terrorist group has been set free on bail, having served two-thirds of a 10-year …

Germany

‘Bio-Nazis’ go green in Germany

BONN, Germany — The cult German police television drama “Tatort” usually features murders committed by organ smugglers, baby thieves and …

Diets

Edgelands, episode three: Kaliningrad

Over the last three months, adventurer Ash Bhardwaj has been travelling Russia's long-contested European border, from the Arctic Circle to Ukraine. In this third episode of <b>Edgelands</b>, he visits Kaliningrad - the enclave that has been cut off from Russia.<p>Listen to the third episode of Edgelands using …

Russia

Home listening: from Adès to Chopin to Weimar Germany

• The young British pianist <b>Ashley Fripp</b>, strong across a range of repertoire, is already a specialist – as performer and as current Guildhall doctoral scholar – in the music of Thomas Adès. In this recital (Willowhayne Records), Fripp includes the first recording since the composer’s own of <i>Concert</i> …

Music (UK)

20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Neverending Story

<b>The NeverEnding Story</b> is one of those classic films from the '80s that just about every kid saw. It tells the amazing story of a young boy who steals …

Steven Spielberg

Crowdfunded archaeology: 'Dig Hill 80' explores the WWI Ypres Salient battlefield

Raising over €200,000 from the public, volunteer archaeologists have explored a German World War I trench fortress that was about to be bulldozed for …

Germany

German Bestseller ‘The Collini Case’ to Be Made Into Film by Constantin

Constantin Film is adapting German author Ferdinand von Schirach’s international bestseller “The Collini Case,” a legal thriller that deals with …

Genealogy

How the Radical Buildings of the Bauhaus Revolutionized Architecture: A Short Introduction

When Germany lost World War I, it also lost its monarchy. The constitution for the new postwar German state was written and adopted in the city of …

Culture

Painting Wagner: Celebrated Artists’ New Work for the Opera Stage

MUNICH — From Pablo Picasso to David Hockney and from Jean Cocteau to Marc Chagall, celebrated painters and visual artists have worked their magic on the operatic stage.<p>This summer, some of Germany’s most noted artists are lending their talents to two high-profile productions at prestigious music …

The Arts

Why Germany Is Important For Survival Of Multilateralism – OpEd

By<b></b> Shastri Ramachandaran*A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of right-wing nationalism that is anti-immigrant and, in many pockets, feeding …

Europe

'The Seventh Cross' Is a Vital Tale for Anyone Concerned About the Resurgence of Totalitarianism

The Seventh Cross<p>Anna Seghers<p>New York Review of Books<p>May 2018<p>Fascism has gripped the contemporary imagination again. No longer a historical …

German History

Life in prison for member of German neo-Nazi network found guilty of 10 murders

<b>Berlin (CNN) —</b> One of the sole surviving members of a German neo-Nazi network was found guilty Wednesday of 10 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison.<p>Beate Zschaepe, 43, was a member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a right-wing terror group responsible for the murders of …

Justice

Claim on Guelph Treasure can go to trial in US federal court

An appeals court in Washington, DC has upheld a federal court's decision that a claim for the Guelph Treasure, a collection of 42 medieval works now …

Art

Playing the organ gun for those moments when you want to whistle up a cloud (VIDEO)

Don’t believe those tales you hear of only single shot muskets dominating the battlefields of yesteryear.In the above video posted to social media by …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Trump Attacks Germany At NATO Meeting and Merkel Fires Back

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked Germany for being a “captive” of Russia in abrasive comments that took many people by surprise. All …

Liberal View

Berlin Wall display will remain in Suwanee

The Suwanee City Council voted recently to accept a donation of the Berlin wall public art piece that has been displayed over the past few years in …

Europe

Germany probes huge Iran cash transfer request

German authorities have started investigating an Iranian government plan to fly out hundreds of millions of euros from Hamburg to Tehran. If …

Europe

Memory Palace, White Cube, review

No gallery represented the feel and style of the early 21st century art boom to quite such polarising effect as White Cube.<p>For some, Jay Jopling’s gallery is still the ultimate cutting-edge art destination, where the old Etonian gallerist made millions selling the gritty, street-level art of the …

European History

Wartburg Castle in Germany

Wartburg Castle sits on a steep hill overlooking the town of Eisenach in the state of Thuringia. The only access is a medieval era drawbridge and …

Travel

Prussia Marks Arrival as a Power

The Battle of Koniggratz (also known as Sadowa) was one of the most decisive battles of the 19th Century. In this battle the Prussian 1st and 2nd …

World History

China's Flaws, Liabilities Could Impede Its Future Growth

To govern China, with a population of 1.3 billion souls and 14 diverse ethnic groups, is a daunting task for any type of government. To remain in …

Conservative View

German refugee compromise ignores underlying issues | Financial Times

Germany’s Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer managed on Monday night to resolve a conflict that could have ended their no longer quite so grand …

Europe

The story of East Germany’s central bank and the destroyed East German Marks notes..

Fascinating piece on German monetary history (HT: JP Koning).<p>It tells this story of East German Mark which suddenly was no more valid as legal tender …

Central Banks

Trump Is What Happens When We Forget #NeverForget

To state the painfully and terrifyingly obvious, the world is in a state of severe political and moral crisis — one we haven’t seen since the 1930s. …

Jewish Culture

Petition questions removal of books at UA campus library

The proper place for books in the main library at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville remains a tricky topic among at least some faculty members …

Libraries

Mehmet Daimagüler: "The German state protected leading neo-Nazis"

Germany's 'NSU trial' is coming to an end. It has been one of the longest criminal trials in German history. Neo-Nazis were accused of killing nine …

Neo-nazism

Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry

MUNICH — All seems well in Bavaria.<p>The streets are clean, unemployment is practically nonexistent, social benefits are generous and a vibrant sense of identity infuses small villages and big cities alike: Even teenagers sometimes don dirndls and lederhosen for a night out at the disco.<p>Yet this is …

Europe

Picking up the pieces: The story of East Germany's central bank

This week marks the 28th anniversary of the monetary union between East and West Germany. What promised to be a healing cure-all for both sides …

Europe

Triumph of the Berlin Airlift

After World War II Europe was rapidly becoming the front line for two competing visions for the future — a free and democratic world order led by the …

Germany