This term describes the systematic attempt at extinction of the Jewish people, which claimed up to six million lives during the Nazi reign of 1933-1945.
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German prosecutors are investigating three more cases of former workers at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Investigations into Nazi crimes have been accelerated as the number of suspects dwindles.
On January 20, 1942, details about the extermination of Europe's Jews were discussed. Even 75 years later, the minutes of the Wannsee Conference send chills down one's spine.
Combing superficial snapshots with stark historic Holocaust images, satirist Shahak Shapira has critiqued the selfie obsession and Germany's culture of remembrance, days after an AfD leader's divisive Holocaust remarks.
Until now the museum has pieced together its historical perspective mostly from camp documents and prisoner accounts. Now museum directors are making an open call for relevant personal documents, such as family letters.
German prosecutors have charged three women and two men for operating "Altermedia." The website spread hatred against foreigners and denied the Holocaust.
Jewish organizations and politicians have expressed horror after Thuringian AfD leader Björn Höcke called for an end to the culture of Shoah remembrance. The timing of his remarks was particularly provocative.
The 22 million euro ($23.3 million) project, for which Germany is contributing 10 million euros, is due to start by the end of 2017 and be completed within three years.
The Malaysian government and activists accuse Myanmar of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar, of course, rejects these claims. In a DW interview, historian Boris Barth explains this often misused term.
German Holocaust films are usually stale, says filmmaker Chris Kraus, who is now releasing his comedy, "Die Blumen von gestern." The movie is inspired by his family history - and struck a nerve in Japan.
When the descendants of perpetrators and victims collide, you get Chris Kraus' film, "Die Blumen von gestern" - which addresses the complexities of the Holocaust using some comic relief.
A French magazine has said that Austrian-born SS commander Alois Brunner died in a squalid Damascus cellar in 2001. The final days of one of the most notorious Holocaust figures have remained an enigma for decades.
A critical edition of Hitler's notorious manifesto was published a year ago - and became a bestseller in Germany. Historian Peter Longerich discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the globally publicized work.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier suffered a bitter defeat when Berlin had to cancel a major art show from Iran this week. He may have bitten off more than he could chew, says DW's Gero Schliess.
An exhibition on art from Iran has been canceled after Iran's President reportedly refused to issue papers for the artworks to be exported to Berlin. The cancelation comes after serious accusations of Holocaust denial.
Fresh research by the Anne Frank House suggests that the famous diarist may have been found "by chance." There is evidence the building where she was hiding was also part of a probe into illegal labor and forgery.
Carl Laemmle was a Hollywood pioneer who left his mark on the studio system. The founder of Universal Studios also saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. He was born 150 years ago.
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