On August 13th, Germans mark the anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall and reflect on how people crossed the border between the two Germanys. In 1979 two families from the communist east escaped to the west in a home-made hot air balloon.
Promoted as "the most valuable Banksy collection," the new Berlin exhibition featuring works by the elusive street artist can leave fans with a bitterly ironic aftertaste.
Ukrainian officials have organized several events to mark the anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacres. Seventy-five years ago, Nazi forces rounded up and shot around 34,000 Jewish residents of Kyiv. David Stern reports.
It was the decade of young rebels, from the beginnings of the environmentalist movement in Germany to peace demonstrations in the East and West. A study shows: Germans remember the 1980s with a deep sense of nostalgia.
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