From 1951 to 1989, the Hohenschönhausen district of Berlin was home to the main secret police prison in communist East Germany. Now it's a museum. A new exhibition remembers the persecution of some 45,000 political prisoners.
The head of the Chechnya office of renowned rights group Memorial has been arrested under what colleagues are saying are dubious circumstances. They believe the arrest is an act of intimidation.
A film by Israeli multimedia artist Yael Bartana will replace the current loop video at the Berlin Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.
As the second anniversary of David Bowie's death nears, Berlin commemorates the British musician with tours, parties and a TV documentary. Bowie lived in West Berlin in the late 1970s, in what was still a divided city.
Should students in Germany be required to visit to a concentration camp memorial site? DW's Marcel Fürstenau says that anyone who believes such a trip will prevent anti-Semitism needs to do more reflecting.
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