Until 1990, Transport Squadron 44 of the East German People's Army was responsible for flying members of government to various state visits. Up to 1000 people served in the unit. Two pilots reminisce about their time in service.
Before 1933, there were some 2,800 Jewish temples in Germany. Today there are 130 synagogues and prayer rooms - a reflection of the tumultuous past of German-Jewish life, but also evidence of its current resurgence.
A joint exhibition held in three museums in Hanover demonstrates how artists are working in Germany today. The show focuses on the current conditions of art production in the country.
A visit to Berlin without going to Checkpoint Charlie would be inconceivable for most tourists. But the German division historical site has itself become a divisive place. Now a new concept is being discussed.
That the EU has to sue six countries for violating its air pollution levels demonstrates the vast power auto and energy lobbies exert over governments. But as usual, citizens are likely to bear the burden in the end.
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