German History

AfD politician says Germany should stop atoning for Nazi crimes

Björn Höcke sparks fury by calling for tradition to end and labelling Holocaust memorial a ‘monument of shame’<p>A politician from the rightwing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has broken with the country’s postwar political consensus by calling for a “180-degree turn” from the tradition …

Germany

Germany slowly relaxes its grip on how it confronts the Holocaust

BERLIN — As Germany marks Friday's 75th anniversary of a meeting where senior Nazi officials devised a plan to murder all European Jews, there are small signs the country is relaxing its grip on how it confronts the Holocaust.<p>For decades, Germany has taken a sober, straightforward approach to …

Germany

Why Donald Trump’s Nazi tweet is so dangerous

Hitler comparisons on all sides are being bandied around with reckless abandon, but the answer is not to demand a stop to them altogether<p>Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

January 18, 1987 – Extraditing Hamedi

<b>Mohammed Ali Hamedi – The U.S. wanted him for the 1985 hijacking. Germany was leery.</b><p>January 18, 1987 – a day of cautious diplomacy. News from West …

European History

Castle Tower in Ancient Style by Grit Hermann

Photo & edit by © Grit Hermann All Rights Reserved<p>This is a <b>little tower of the Chateau Schwerin</b>, located in East Germany. <i>See more details of that</i> …

European History

'Teen Wolf' recap: 'Blitzkrieg'

We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>SO. MUCH. JUST. HAPPENED.<p>Not only did we lose five people we love — five! — but we learned Stiles’ first name! And man, it is a doozy! Let’s get into it.<p>The hour starts with a flashback to Nazi Germany, and we know it’s Nazi Germany because there are swastikas literally everywhere — …

Entertainment

German nationalist calls for end to Nazi guilt

A prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party wants to end the country’s decades-long tradition of acknowledging and atoning …

Holocaust

Trump has work to do to erase his asterisks

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump has work to do to erase his asterisks</b><p>Let's be crystal clear: Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, and he's set to become the nation's …

Politics

CIA Director: Donald Trump's Nazi Germany Comments Are 'Repugnant'

“Tell the families of those 117 CIA officers who are forever memorialized on our wall of honor that their loved ones who gave their lives were akin to Nazis."<p>Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan held nothing back in his disdain for some of President-elect Donald Trump’s vitriolic Twitter rants.<p>In an …

Donald Trump

A Historic Mansion In a Quieter (and Greener) Part of Berlin

This 19th century house has a private lakefront and boat dock<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Berlin, Germany <b><br>Price:</b> €4.95 million (US$5.2 million)<p>Only a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Obituary: Walter Lange (1924-2017)

Walter Lange, great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, founder of the namesake German watchmaking concern in Glashütte, passed away in Germany on …

Watches

The Protocols of Trump

Recently the website BuzzFeed decided to publish an explosive Russian dossier on Donald Trump detailing his kinky sexual and wild financial …

Anti-Semitism

Stasi past of Berlin minister plunges city government into turmoil

Controversy over Andrej Holm’s service with East German secret police leads to his resignation, threatening coalition of Left, Greens and Social Democrats<p>A minister in Berlin’s city-state government has quit over revelations he concealed his East German Stasi past, leaving the ruling leftist …

Germany

Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine

<b>by</b> <b>Uncola</b> <b>via</b> <b>TheBurningPlatform.com</b><b></b> <b>“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy</b> …

John Lewis

Airdate: Deutschland 83

Outstanding German drama <b>Deutschland ’83</b> gets a Free to Air premiere on SBS in early February.<p>The 8 part series stars Jonas Nay as a young man who is …

Germany

CIA, Trump tensions mount over Russia

Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has issued a stern parting rebuke to Donald Trump days before he assumes the US presidency, advising him not to …

Donald Trump

Sunday wrap

Who said it?<p>1. “I’ve had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort [by] Russia to spearfish, to hack, to provide disinformation, propaganda wherever it really could. And I think this has been a very sophisticated effort.”<p>2. “Our goal is to …

European History

Saturday Night Live: a steady stream of Trump jokes but more misses than hits

The soon-to-be 45th president is the butt of most gags as Star Wars actor Felicity Jones makes a slightly awkward guest turn<p>As is its habit, Saturday Night Live addressed the most significant topical event of the week in its cold open, launching with its take on Donald Trump’s recent, chaotic press …

Comedy

Quora Question: Are Elected Officials the Real Elite?

It is statism, the form of governing preferred by our progressives, in which the ruling class, hereditary or not, takes on elite status.

Quora

Germany confronts its forgotten Namibian death camps

Decades before the Nazis, thousands of men, women and children were exterminated on the direct orders of the leadership in Berlin<p>One morning last summer, I was ushered into a little office in the Botswana National Archives. I’d asked the archivists to dig out a document that I had wanted to see for …

History

Bad times make great art. Worlds of light and shadow: The reproduction of liberalism in Weimar Germany

The claim that good art comes from hard times is the height of delusionally entitled thinking<p><i>On election night a murmur started just as the last gasp faded, “Well at least we can expect some great art.” At first the sentiment was a fatalistic one-off, a brave face, a shy hope that something good</i> …

European History

Hitler's Superweapon: Nazi Germany Built the Largest 'Gun' Ever

But it was too big...and failed. War trains dominated combat for more than 100 years. Massive rail-borne artillery shelled the enemy while trains …

20th Century

Republicans try to defend Trump's 'Nazi Germany' rhetoric

On Wednesday, Donald Trump was so outraged by leaks related to the Russia scandal, he turned to Twitter to publish a provocative message: …

Donald Trump

Drone Camera Captures Chilling Images Of Auschwitz

The Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was the site of one of history’s greatest atrocities. From 1940 to 1945, Nazi Germany’s Third Reich killed …

Consumer Technology

Biden scolds Trump on The View: Dismissing intelligence 'plays into Russia’s hand'

Vice President and Presidential Medal of Honor recipient Joe Biden scolded President-elect Donald Trump’s condemnation of U.S. intelligence agencies during an appearance on <i>The View</i> Friday morning.<p>“The crown jewel of American security is our intelligence communities,” Biden said. “Everything we do, …

Russia

German family firm to return Nazi-looted artwork to Jewish heirs

A family-run German baking goods company will return a painting to the heirs of a Jewish family that was forced to sell the artwork to escape Nazi …

Israel

German foreign minister 'perplexed' by Trump's Nazi Germany comment

Steinmeier has said he "can't interpret" US President-elect Donald Trump's comparison of a leaked dossier to conditions in Nazi Germany. He also said Trump's penchant for Twitter won't last as a foreign policy strategy.<p>When asked on Thursday about comments US President-elect Donald Trump made a day …

World Politics

Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

source: Wikipedia<b>Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz</b>Adolf Friedrich VI was the last Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was …

History

When It Comes To Nazi Tactics, Trump Is Far From A Victim

Responding to news reports raising suspicions that his presidential campaign colluded with Russia to help him win the White House, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: <i>"Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in</i> …

European History

'Colony': There's '150% More Sci-Fi' Says Creator On Season 2

Following the success of <i>Mr. Robot</i> in 2015, the first offering USA had for its newly found “intellectual audience” the very same season was 2016’s <i>Colony</i>, a new sci-fi series starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. Created by Ryan Condell and Carlton Cuse, the show follows the lives of …

Entertainment