After his failed bid to assassinate the Nazi leader, officer Claus von Stauffenberg was executed within hours. Today, he is celebrated as a hero of German resistance. And for the modern-day German military, his actions have special significance.
The scandal around right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr has once again raised the issue of how Germany maintains military traditions. DW's Udo Bauer believes there must be clear distance from Hitler's Wehrmacht.
How Germans' image of their own history has been shaped by popular feature films is demonstrated at an exhibition in Bonn. It claims that without filmmaking, many Germans wouldn't be confronted with historical subjects.
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