The German and Italian presidents have paid a joint visit the site of a World War II massacre. In the Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema, SS Troops killed more than 500 people in the space of a few hours.
Both countries exchanged acerbic remarks earlier in the week after Italy refused to allow a migrant boat to dock. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the dispute was over after meeting the French president in Paris.
The co-leader of Germany's far-right AfD party has been accused of playing down the crimes of Nazi Germany. Diminishing the crimes of Nazi atrocities is extremely offensive in Germany.
AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland has downplayed Nazi Germany's crimes by referring to the era as "bird shit." His remark has sparked backlash in the media, but from a legal standpoint, experts say he has little to fear.
The Yugoslav author was a concentration camp prisoner and interpreter for President Tito. His tool for dealing with the past — writing. Ivanji told DW about a life that straddled some of Europe's most seismic events.
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