The attempted attack on a synagogue in Halle is not the first in recent years. Even after the horrors of the Nazi era, anti-Semitic incidents occur in Germany — on individuals, memorials and Jewish places of worship.
She was the grandmother he never knew. Marta Goldstein-Kattenburg. Born in Germany. Married to a Dutchman. Murdered at Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in April 1943. Until now, Canadian documentary maker David Kattenburg has had few tangible memories of his grandmother's life and death. This past summer, David traveled to Sliedrecht to find out how Marta is now to be commemorated.
Wednesday marked the first anniversary of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed last year in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey says Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered by a Saudi hit squad inside the consulate. DW correspondent Dorian Jones went to a memorial held on the anniversary and talks to Keith Walker.
The Berlin Wall has been gone for 30 years now. Though few traces remain, there are places in Berlin where history is still alive. One of those is Clärchens Ballhaus. The dance hall in the former East brought people together from east and west alike.
The fiancé of Jamal Khashoggi is still waiting for justice. One year after the Saudi journalist was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Hatice Gengiz and others held a memorial for Khashoggi outside the consulate.
An online archive for old home movies from former East Germany was launched in Berlin on Monday. The "Open Memory Box" offers hundreds of hours of personal videos during some the GDR's most difficult and disturbing times. Those behind the project hope it will help transform stereotypes from a history that's sometimes misunderstood. Natalie Carney has more from the German capital.
Germans are having less sex. Wherefore? The memories of a dead cat can’t be transferred to a new, cloned cat, can they? And why, according to German zoologists, should the word ‘race‘ be banned?
The British government releases scenarios for a no-deal Brexit – Have the Yellow Vests run out of steam? – Italy’s new stance on immigration – Craft gin in Slovenia – New film exposes flaws in Polish politics – Rise in suicides in Greece – 30 years since Hungary opened its border – Returning the memories of Nazi victims – Cruising in the Mediterranean
September 1 marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. Here in Germany, the picturesque town of Bad Arolsen is home to the country's largest archive on the victims of the Nazi regime. Through a campaign called "Stolen Memory," the archive seeks to return these items to the families of victims. Emmanuelle Chaze visited the Archive as one case was successfully closed.
Hungary is currently hosting its annual Jewish Cultural Festival. That's despite concerns about the way Hungary commemorates the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime. Prior to the festival getting underway in Budapest, suspected far-right extremists caused extensive damage to a memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
What do tourists do in Berlin? Sightseeing, shopping, partying — but they also go to the city's more than 200 museums, memorials and exhibition halls. Here are the most popular:
Afghanistan marks the 100th anniversary of its independence on August 19. DW spoke with Afghan Princess India, who has been living in Italy for decades. The 90-year-old princess talked about her father, King Amanullah Khan, and shared some memories about her life in exile.
If you move a lot, you grow more neurons and your memory improves. At least if you are a mouse. The same probably applies to us.
DNA is a molecule in an organism’s cells that contains the unique genetic instructions according to which it develops and reproduces. DNA is now finding its way into computer science – to store large volumes of data.
They were few, but they existed: People who risked their lives to fight the Nazis. The German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin pays tribute to them.
Where are the places that recall Germany's division? DW presenter Nicole Fröhlich travels to Hessen and Thüringen to search for clues. Her travels take her to her hometown of Eschwege via the Point Alpha Memorial and then Wartburg.
It's been 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. An incredible step. Even today we are still fascinated — especially when you see the pictures from back then.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nicole Frölich travels to places where Germany was once divided, including ones where this is still clear. They include the Point Alpha Memorial, and the Unity Bridge in Vacha.
Creative Church, a German Lutheran foundation, has produced another musical for mass choirs: Martin Luther King - A Dream Changes the World. In a series of flashbacks the show sketches the life of the great American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate from the perspective of his fellow activists.
In Kurapaty, on the outskirts of Minsk, a restaurant is located right next to the site of a Stalinist-era mass grave. There is still no fitting memorial to the victims, killed between 1937 and 1941 by the Soviet NKVD.
In 1994, Hutu militias slaughtered over 800,000 people, most of them from the Tutsi minority. Alain Gauthier and his wife Dafroza are trying to bring those hiding in Europe to justice.
Memories of Tiananmen Square were still fresh when Britain negotiated the handover of Hong Kong to China. The UK insisted that the right to assemble and protest be protected. DW met up with two Hong Kong dissidents who have found asylum in Germany.
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June 6, 1944 saw the seaborne invasion which would lead to the collapse of Nazi rule in Europe. French President Macron, British Prime Minister May and US President Trump spoke at commemorations for those who died in the Normandy landings.
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