Commerations have been held all across Germany to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Hundreds of people were killed on November 9 and 10, 1938. Many synagogues, homes and businesses were vandalized.
For the first time since World War II, three Orthodox rabbis have been anointed in Berlin. The Nazis shut down the city's Jewish seminary in 1938, and more than seven decades would pass before it was reopened.
The history of the Shoah as a dark comedy of mistaken identities told by a mass murderer. After 60 rejections, and only after success in the US, Hilsenrath's controversial novel was finally published in Germany in 1977.
On German Unity Day, October 3, the well-known street art artist JR will transform Berlin's landmark with a 25-meter-high photo collage. This is intended to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Speaking on German Unity Day, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble said Germany must not evade the past. October 3 commemorates the anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990.
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