German History

Germany has pulled all of its gold out of Paris

In a secret operation that took five years to complete, Germany’s central bank moved 374 metric tons of gold, worth around $15 billion, out of vaults in Paris. The final batch of 91 metric tons was shifted back to Frankfurt this year, the bank announced yesterday.<p>The bank is keeping a fair share of …

European History

Germany's First-Ever Black MP Hits Back Against Racist Comments In A Defiant Facebook Post

The Social Democrat MP said he will not allow racist commenters to intimidate him.<p>Diaby, who was born in Senegal and came to East Germany in 1985 as a student, was elected to the Bundestag in 2013. Diaby also sits on the parliament committee for human rights and humanitarian help.<p>Under the NPD …

Censorship

If You Want To Understand Anti-Fascist Movements, You Need To Know This History

Trump was wrong about the “alt-left,” but most people aren’t quite right either.<p>NORTHAMPTON, England ― In the wake of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, there has been a growing public interest with the anti-fascist movement. Anti-fascism is as old as fascism, and …

Democracy

Germany repatriates gold stashed abroad during cold war

Germany has successfully repatriated 674 tonnes of gold that was squirrelled away in New York and Paris at the height of the cold war, in one of the …

gold

EU begs citizens to reject extreme nationalism on European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

Countries across Europe are marking a day that Russia is reticent about discussing. The EU is calling for its people to reject extremism, intolerance …

World News

Anne Applebaum: Why Germany Must Build a Stronger Military

Germany enjoys high regard around the world. But with American power weakening and authoritarian powers rising, the country needs to abandon its …

European News

Another Democrat compares America under Trump to NAZI GERMANY!!

A Democrat is defending his use of the analogy to Nazi Germany with Wolf Blitzer.<p>Watch below:<p>I just don’t see the point of this. Much like …

Conservative View

Germany finishes bringing gold reserves back from France | Miami Herald

Germany's central bank says it's completed a plan to repatriate gold reserves it stashed abroad during the Cold War three years ahead of schedule.<p>The …

Business

Donald Trump Can Make Friends With Russians, or Nazis, But Not Both

Russia has piled onto the latest Trump-bashing bandwagon — but there's more to it this time than sheer cynicism.<p>MOSCOW — For years, the American …

Adolf Hitler

Justin Trudeau issues statement on Black Ribbon Day

<i>The Prime Minister's Office issued the following statement today:</i><p>“Today, we join people in Canada and around the world to remember the victims and …

Canada

Secret deal with Nazi leader saved 300,000 Jews during WWII, book reveals

A Canadian author says he has uncovered “compelling documentation” that shows a powerful Nazi leader was deceived into halting the mass extermination …

European History

Germany Shows Us How To Memorialize Racists By Not Memorializing Them At All

Instead, the country remembers its Nazi past and commemorates its tragic history with memorials for the nation's victims, like the Memorial to the …

Germany

Man takes east German town to court for not naming him Apple Queen

It is a curious German tradition that local produce is often honoured with its own "queen". The elected monarchs tend to be pretty local girls whose …

European History

Berlin Minimal – The Reichstag and Bundestag Buildings

To those us brought up on The World at War documentaries the very word ‘Reichstag’ summons up images of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, goose-stepping SS …

Germany

Where does the Trump presidency go now? After the last week, it looks like a descent into barbarism

When the president of the United States turns neo-Nazi apologist, it's time for the left to come together<p>During Donald Trump’s disgraceful press conference last Tuesday, the president of the United States became the world’s leading neo-Nazi apologist. As the New York Times aptly put it in its …

Adolf Hitler

What Germany Can Teach America About Addressing White Supremacism

On Saturday, in Berlin’s outlying borough of Spandau, around 500 neo-Nazis marched to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler’s …

White Supremacism

How should we protest neo-Nazis? Lessons from German history

After the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, many people are asking themselves what they should do if Nazis rally in their city. Should they …

Black Lives Matter

25 years after Rostock-Lichtenhagen: 'Don't dwell on the past, learn from it'

This week marks 25 years since the worst right-wing violence in Germany since the Second World War. Some locals fear being stigmatized, but there are …

Germany

Of course, Trumpian hysteria and an eclipse come together: Welcome to our crazy years

Craziness comes when beliefs don't match facts. And we're living in conditions that make that kind of belief possible.<p>Very early in his writing career, about 1940, science fiction writer Robert Heinlein outlined a “future history” around which much of his writing would revolve, extending from the …

Churchill and Orwell: Writers and Heroes for Freedom

Thomas E. Ricks, Churchill & Orwell, The Fight For Freedom (Penguin Press, 2017). In the opening chapter of his new book, Churchill & Orwell, Tom …

History

The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

Last weekend, when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville to protest, it was clear that almost exclusively white, young males comprised the so-called alt-right movement — there were women, but very few.<p>So where were the white women — over half of whom put Trump in the White House — who …

Racism

Watch 100 Years of German Beauty in Less Than 2 Minutes

A video created by the Seattle-based production company Cut.com aims to showcase the evolution of style in Germany from the 1910s to the present. In …

History

Anti-semitism 2.0 - why everything always comes back to the Jews

Sometimes, in a particularly unstinting mood, I would rail at an ex-boyfriend, an Anglican-born Englishman from the Midlands. “The world is against the Jews – always has been and always will be!” I would say as yet another Israeli dance troupe was disinvited from a European arts venue, or yet …

Israel

In German village, church bell still tolls for Hitler | NOLA.com

BERLIN - In a verdant German village, a church bell that bears a swastika tolls. Above the symbol is an inscription: "All for the Fatherland, Adolf …

Adolf Hitler

Nazis march through Berlin waving flag of Hitler’s Third Reich

Hundreds of neo-Nazis took to the streets of Berlin to mark 30 years since the death of Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess.<p>Around 250 white supremacists …

European History

Stop Making the Absurd Argument that ‘Far-Right’ Extremists Are More Dangerous than Jihadists

Ever since the alt-right terror attack in Charlottesville, I keep seeing the same tired (and utterly absurd) argument online. Far-right terrorists, …

Conservative View

Nazi resurgence alarms Minn. WWII vets, Holocaust survivors

In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those …

European History

The Confederate mystique: White America’s toxic romance with a criminal regime

Let Ulysses S. Grant explain: The Confederacy was "the worst cause ever," and "a stupendous crime of treason"<p>It’s a venerable New York joke, a classic example of self-canceling urban humor: Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb? I would answer that the guy in that impressive crypt in upper Manhattan, in a …

History

Why do neo-Nazis hate Jews?

This may seem like a strange question because <i>of course</i> the Nazis hated Jews, enough that they set about systematically trying to exterminate all of …

Racism

Charlottesville brought back troubling childhood memories of Germany’s Nazis

Regarding the Aug. 16 front-page article “Trump again blames ‘both sides’ ”:<p>I was a preschooler in Germany at the end of World War II. My generation learned the horrific history of the Nazis and how they pulled a whole country along with them. The shame and guilt continue to lie heavily on my …

Opinion