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Natalia Romik has uncovered incredible Holocaust-era hideouts used by Jews in Poland. In one case, it was a 600-year-old oak tree, in another an underground bunker at a cemetery. Each one reveals amazing stories of survival against the odds.
On January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials met at a Berlin villa to discuss the "final solution" to "the Jewish question." Deportations to ghettos and concentration camps had already begun, but the Wannsee Conference coordinated plans for the systematic murder of European Jews.
Whether Jews or Muslims, children and adults of different backgrounds live together peacefully in a little village in the Negev Desert. ADI Negev was founded by Doron Almog, a former Israeli general who wanted a better society for his disabled son.
A village in the Negev Desert shows how Jews and Muslims can get along peacefully. Illegal gold miners threaten the environment in Mozambique. Plus: Brazilian cotton spinners send song poems as a bonus, along with their cloths and towels.
After the end of World War Two, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann lived a quiet life in Argentina. Until May of 1960, when the Israeli secret service Mossad abducted him and brought him to Israel, to stand trial.
Jews have been living in Germany for 1700 years. What is affecting young Jewish creatives nowadays? How do they deal with the trauma of the Shoah? What does homeland mean? How do they define themselves - culturally and creatively? Four voices - one talk.
Berlin is marking 80 years since its first Jewish citizens were deported, first to ghettos and later to Nazi death camps. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier commemorated the occasion with a speech at the train station were the deportations began.
Before visiting Auschwitz, neither Maria nor Vida had ever been to a concentration camp. The two young women visited the site with a German interfaith group of Muslims, Christians and Jews to learn more about this dark chapter in Germany’s history.
The passage of time in no way diminishes the guilt of the killers, says Dr. Efraim Zuroff, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel. He speaks to Deutsche Welle about the trial of a former SS guard at Sachsenhausen.
A Polish businessman risked his life to film everyday life in the Warsaw Ghetto. These harrowing 8 mm movies were stored for decades in archives, and are shown publicly for the first time in this documentary.
Jewish creatives in Germany are speaking up and telling their own stories. Directors Arkadij Khaet and Sharon Ryba-Kahn are two of a growing number of young voices helping shape the conversation. We meet them at a Jewish film festival in Berlin.
Burundian poet Gretta Karly Ineza uses the power of words to inspire others to protect the environment and save the planet for humans and other living things.
What is life like for Jews in Europe today? What are their stories? How do they combine traditional and modern life? And how do they deal with marginalization and threats?
Tensions between Arabs and Jews in cities in Israel have led to new acts of violence. A Palestinian child was killed by a firebomb thrown in one of Israel's historically mixed cities.
Within Israel, the escalation of the conflict with the Palestinians is fueling confrontations in some communities as mobs of Arabs and Jews challenge each other on the streets. Simmering tensions in several mixed cities are boiling over into violence.
Israeli commentators have been describing the street violence between Israeli Arabs and Jews as unprecedented. Yael Aronoff, director of the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at Michigan State University, gave DW her assessment.
In Israel, at least 44 people have been killed and over a hundred others injured in a stampede at a religious festival. It happened at Mount Meron in the northern part of the country - where ultra-Orthodox Jews had come together for an all-night prayer and dance celebration.
Abraham was born in Iraq and this is where the whale swallowed Jonah, according to the Bible. Pope Francis' is traveling to an area steeped in biblical history.
Despite the snow and cold, refugees are still waiting at EU borders. Also: Halle's Jewish community is helping a Muslim businessman affected by the attack in 2019.
Orthodox Jews attach great importance to observing age old Jewish dietary laws. Munich’s Einstein restaurant not only serves Kosher meals, but even offers Kosher catering.
Increasing numbers of Jews have been leaving ultra-orthodox communities in recent years. Surprisingly, Germany has become a popular refuge for them. Rabbi Akiva Weingarten has been helping them.
Between 1941 and 1943, Nazi forces shot almost 34,000 Jews in the ravine at Babyn Yar on what was then the edge of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. But where exactly did the victims lose their lives? The precise location of the Holocaust's biggest massacre was unclear for decades.
Every year during the Holocaust, it got more difficult for Jews to leave Germany. Many countries closed their doors to refugees. One city that bucked the trend and took in thousands of Jews was Shanghai. It's a story China is keen to highlight.
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