From the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich to the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust, DW takes a closer look at the darkest chapter in German history from 1939-1945.
The discovery of files in Washington has provided fresh insight into a perennially controversial issue: the Nazi Wehrmacht, its self-image and its war crimes. DW talked to historian Felix Römer about his findings. (17.10.2012)
In summer 1942, Ukrainian and German soccer teams met in Kyiv. The Wehrmacht was marched in. This was no ordinary soccer match – one side was the occupiers, the other the occupied. (06.06.2012)
Because it was the first major sporting group to exclude Jews in the 1930s, the German Alpine Association examined its role in Nazi Germany and how climbing feats became fodder for Hitler's propaganda machine. (02.09.2012)
Reinhard Kleist tells the story of the Polish Jew Harry Haft in the form of a comic. To entertain the Nazi soldiers in Auschwitz, Haft had to box against other prisoners - for life or death. (13.08.2012)
Discovered in a cupboard 20 years ago, the only surviving police archive documenting the deportation of French Jews has been opened up to public view for the first time. The contents are a treasure trove for historians. (27.07.2012)
Poland has commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto, which led to more than a quarter million of the city's Jews being killed, including 50,000 children. (22.07.2012)
France's president has used a ceremony marking a black day in the country's history to pledge to crack down on all forms of anti-Semitism. More than 13,000 French Jews were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz in July, 1942. (22.07.2012)
75 years ago in July, 1937, the concentration camp Buchenwald was built near the city of Weimar. The memorial there today draws people from around the world, and its program has seen some shifts in recent years. (13.07.2012)
Here were the desks at which the Holocaust was organized, and atrocities were planned. The Topography of Terror Documentation Center looks back over 25 years with an exhibition which asks how it happened. (04.07.2012)
Anne Frank left footprints all over Amsterdam. Now the Anne Frank House has developed an app that links the past with the present and offers locals a whole new perspective on their own city. (20.06.2012)
Hans Rosenthal survived the Second World War hiding in a Berlin garden. The author Valentin Senger survived with fake papers. These are the fates of two Jews documented in a new exhibition in Frankfurt. (11.05.2012)
It's a race against time: Germany's Central Office for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes is looking for more than 50 former concentration camp guards. Even 70 years later, it could still secure convictions. (29.04.2013)
On July 14, 1933, the National Socialists introduced the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly sterilized. Others were murdered. (14.07.2013)
Journalist and author Inge Deutschkron survived the Holocaust in Berlin. She shares her experiences in her books and in schools. This courageous woman is now celebrating her 90th birthday. (23.08.2012)
After experiencing the atrocities of World War Two, Arno Lustiger remained silent for 40 years. Then, in the 1980s, he began to write about Nazi horrors and Jewish resistance, lending history his words and voice. (18.05.2012)
The Nazis systematically persecuted artists whose work they did not approve of, denouncing it as "degenerate art." A new exhibition shows how the disastrous consequences of the campaign can still be felt today. (04.04.2013)
They've been hot on the trail of works by Dix, Kollwitz and Marc. For years, experts and students have been solving the mysteries behind artworks confiscated by the Nazis and have created a one-of-a-kind database. (17.04.2013)
Some of Germany's most valuable creative works went up in flames on May 10, 1933. The mass book burnings marked a turning point in the Nazis' ideology campaigns. And they were largely organized by university students. (10.05.2013)
A Swedish diplomat who assisted in saving several thousand Jews during the Holocaust has been given the distinction of becoming Australia's first honorary citizen. Many of the rescued Jews settled in Australia. (06.05.2013)
The DW choir is on the road again. This time, the international choir is on tour in Greece. The trip is about music - and reconciliation in a country affected by Nazi atrocities.
Poland's Ulma Family Museum is now open - part of an effort at honoring Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust. But some say museums like it emphasize one part of the country's history at the expense of another.
Seventy years ago, World War II came to an end, at least in Europe. DW takes a look at the events of 1945 and examines how Germany has emerged from the rubble of war to become the country it is today.
Germany's top diplomat said the meeting was tense but nevertheless productive. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier highlighted the need for the OSCE to make itself "more effective" in addressing common problems.
The OSCE is deeply divided between Russia and the West, making its dialogue platform key to maintaining security and managing conflict. At issue are the principles supporting European order.
The German government is to spend 150 million euros on incentives for asylum seekers to return home voluntarily. But refugee organizations say the plans are unrealistic - and merely a placebo for voters in Germany.
A report by the German office of Transparency International draws attention to potential conflicts of interest among German lawmakers. The organization called for more disclosure rules in the Bundestag.
Authorities in Dresden have arrested a suspect believed to be connected with two bombings on a mosque and congress center in September. The suspect also reportedly has ties to the xenophobic PEGIDA movement, police said.
The latest survey for ARD has shown a 13-percent surge in support for Angela Merkel ahead of the 2017 elections. A majority of responsdents said they also supported Germany taking a stronger role in international crises.
The envisioned relocation of refugees throughout the European Union has not worked. Now more of them can be sent back to Greece. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a "difficult" partner.
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