He was one of Europe's greatest writers, who both chronicled, and was a victim of, the horrors of the Twentieth Century. A new film about Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig hits theaters here in Germany this weekend.
The only novel Stefan Zweig published during his life, "Beware of Pity" is a melancholy tale of misdirected admiration and pity.
Revolutionary socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered 100 years ago in Berlin. In the ensuing century, Luxemburg has become a cult figure for the left — and for feminists, artists and pacifists.
The Austrian author has received the National Order of the Southern Cross. A hillside house in Petropolis was Zweig's final home and workplace after he fled Austria — and where he eventually took his life.
Can cinema change the world? Five filmmakers believe it can. They show people traumatized by war in Mozambique, the willful destruction of nature in Brazil, the fight against racism in the US and child poverty in Lebanon. An Arts.21 Special.
Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, Herta Müller – the list of 100 German Must-Reads has no shortage of Nobel laureates. Their works examine the most pressing themes of the West in the 20th century: Nazi Germany, the Cold War and a divided Berlin.
Another stone has been laid in the mosaic of the coming Beethoven anniversary year. At the International Trade Show (ITB) in Berlin, the Beethovenfest Bonn is giving a sneak preview of its special lineup.
The head of the Ruhrtriennale, Stefanie Carp, was nearly removed from her post after inviting a band critical of Israel state policies to the festival but she held on. A look back as the 2019 events are announced.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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