In Italy, one wine merchant’s specialty isn’t the wine itself, but how it is labelled. His business is booming because the bottles bear Hitler photos and Nazi mottos. Attempts to block this trade have proved unsuccessful.
The exiled painter described his 1944 work as "Hitler as a fascist monster or as an apocalyptic beast." After more than 75 years in a private collection, the masterpiece is now in public hands and was unveiled Tuesday.
The CEO of the large German firm shared the threat on Twitter, thought to have been sent by neo-Nazi extremists. The email mentions politician Walter Lübcke, whose murder last month was labeled politically motivated.
Grenades, aircraft parts and military equipment created in one of Nazi Germany's largest steel and ironworks were the product of forced laborers. An installation by French artist Christian Boltanski remembers them.
Eighty-five years ago, fires fueled with literature labeled "un-German" by the Nazi regime burned across the country. Many students enthusiastically joined in the act at the time.
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