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)
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.
At the Haus der Geschichte museum in Bonn, a young Iraqi learns about German history, in particular the years of the Nazi dictatorship. Hayder al-Maliki found that Germans can be ambivalent about their country's past.
Over 70 years after Hitler's death, relics from his rule are still being discovered in churches and public buildings across Germany. Should they be demolished or preserved for posterity as eye witnesses dwindle?
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