In the 1980s, Brigitte Bielke was an inmate at a prison run by East Germany's secret police, the Stasi. She was sent to the prison hospital after injuring herself. Her stay there is still a traumatic memory today.
A joint exhibition held in three museums in Hanover demonstrates how artists are working in Germany today. The show focuses on the current conditions of art production in the country.
Before 1933, there were some 2,800 Jewish temples in Germany. Today there are 130 synagogues and prayer rooms - a reflection of the tumultuous past of German-Jewish life, but also evidence of its current resurgence.
"Made in Germany" is a label that sells. But when it comes to people, how German is Germany today? Croatian-German author Jagoda Marinic tells DW why identity is fluid - and the far-right so dangerous.
Most parties in Germany's parliament want an anti-Semitism commissioner. The position can't fix the worsening attitudes toward Jews in the country, but it nevertheless sends an important signal, says DW's Jens Thurau.
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