Aung San Suu Kyi visted the German capital this weekend to receive the Willy Brandt prize for her work to improve human rights in her native Burma. Suu Kyi used the chance to learn about Germany’s own struggle against dictatorship.
Germany is a country known for having thoroughly come to terms with its history. As the foundation dedicated to studying East Germany's communist past turns 20, however, it's clear that task remains vital to this day.
Friends of Liu Xia report she has landed in Germany after years of house arrest. Her husband, Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, died in detention last July.
The German government purchased the former US residence of Nobel Prize laureate Thomas Mann to save it from demolition. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in California for its opening ceremony.
There have been 114 winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature to date, with 13 from the German-speaking world. DW presents some of the best-known prize recipients.
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