German President Joachim Gauck is on a state visit to Greece. In the village of Ligades he will lay a wreath in memory of the victims of a massacre committed by German soldiers in World War II.
The deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz began 75 years ago. The horrific event was long shrouded in a veil of silence, due in large part to widespread anti-Semitism in Greece. DW's Florian Schmitz reports.
Known for Hollywood films, German director Robert Schwentke has tackled a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his new movie "The Captain," which shows that sometimes the uniform does make the man.
A Russian student's speech before the German parliament has triggered a heated debate in Russia. The teenager was blasted for expressing compassion for German prisoners in World War II.
Tens of thousands of Muslims fought for the Nazis in World War Two. DW spoke with historian David Motadel about whether pragmatism or anti-Semitism drove Adolf Hitler's overtures and why some Muslim leaders backed him.
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