A former SS officer has gone on trial, charged with the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a Dutch-born German, is expected to be one of the last of its kind in Germany
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.
The Associated Press has again denied claims it aided the Nazi Germany war effort, but conceded it could have 'handled things better.' The apparent backtrack is embarrassing for the 170-year-old worldwide news agency.
Following its occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, Germany struggled to normalize its relationship with its neighbor. Then Queen Beatrix married a German and football came into play.
The death of "Butcher of Prague" Reinhard Heydrich - one of the most feared men in the Third Reich - meant the Nazis lost a key organizer of terror. Was he an ideological zealot or careerist aiming to be leader one day?
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