Up to 3000 day trippers visit the island every day during the season. It may be small, but there is plenty to see - architecture, geology, flora, fauna, sea and sky, and Nazi-era ruins.
The dignitaries and crowds have left the beaches of Normandy after last week’s ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The allied invasion liberated Europe from the Nazis during World War Two. The veterans of that war are now in their nineties, and many feel an urgency to pass on the history they lived. As Jake Cigainero reports, they found a way to do just that.
Anne Frank is one of the most famous victims of the holocaust. Her World World War II diary is considered one of the most important works of the 20th century. She would have turned 90 on June 12. To mark the occasion 40 thousand students in Germany from hundreds of schools have taken part in Anne Frank Day. Keith Walker speaks with DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow.
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.
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, British, US and Canadian forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, ushering in the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. Thousands of allied soldiers lost their lives.
Her children's books can be found on bookshelves around the world. In some of them, Judith Kerr told her own childhood tale of fleeing Nazi Germany with her Jewish family. DW presents her story of escape and homecoming.
The "Alternative for Germany" is trying to chip away at Germany's culture of remembrance and its memorials to the victims of Nazi atrocities. Lamenting that young people were being made to feel guilty, the party appears to see no problem in forgetting the lessons of history.
Greece's ruling Syriza party is heading for a major defeat in not only the European, but also local municipal elections, and that could even lead to snap national elections. Disgruntled voters are siding with the country's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party which is expected to make solid gains in the polls. Anthee Carassava reports on one of Europe's most violent, far-right groups.
Poland's de-facto ruler has called on Germany to pay up to one trillion euros in reparations for damages it suffered at the hands of the Nazis during WWII. The latest demand is seen by many as part of a campaign ahead of this month's European Parliament elections. The ruling nationalist Law and Justice party is running under the slogan "Poland, the heart of Europe." Julian Berner reports.
Many people have heard of the late Sir Nicholas Winton, the British stockbroker who helped rescue around 700 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. A plaque has just been unveiled to remember one of Sir Nicholas' colleagues, Doreen Warriner, who may have been instrumental in saving as many as 7,000 people from the Nazis. Rob Cameron reports.
Russia has marked the 74th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with a parade in Moscow. The annual parade is a chance for Moscow to show off its troops and latest military technology.
Hungary is hoping to open a new museum devoted to the Holocaust. But Holocaust survivors and scholars are worried that the House of Fates, as it'll be called, will downplay Hungary's role in the Holocaust. They accuse the government of nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban of whitewashing Hungary's pre-war anti-Semitism and complicity in the Nazi genocide. Joanna Kakissis reports from Budapest.
This week Germany marks 74 years since the liberation of the Nazi's Sachsenhausen death camp. Until now, there has been a consensus in German politics to ensure the crimes of the Nazis are never forgotten. But the country's biggest opposition party — the far-right Alternative for Germany — rejects this. DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow talks to Inside Europe.
In 1943, Jews who had been herded into a ghetto in the Polish capital Warsaw by the Nazi regime rose up. The uprising failed, at the cost of 13,000 Jewish lives. Krystyna Budnicka wants to make sure the world never forgets one of the Nazis' worst crimes.
One of the most important contributors to German expressionism, Emil Nolde is the focus of several exhibitions in Germany this year. Yet the chancellor's office has had his paintings removed due to his Nazi past.
Residents of Brest, Belarus, are protesting the construction of an apartment block on a mass grave. The dead were Jews killed during the Nazi occupation in World War II. Now many in Brest want to create a memorial to the victims.
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One of Germany's richest families, the Reimanns, will donate around 10 million euros to charity, after learning the extent of their family's ties to the Nazi regime, according to a report in German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Keith Walker speaks with DW political correspondent Thomas Sparrow who begins by explaining who the Reimann family is.
'Rest in Peace Tommy,' read the banner behind which some 4,000 spectators in the Chemnitz stadium devoted a moment of silence to the deceased fan. Thomas Haller was hooligan, Neo-Nazi and the founder of the group 'HooNaRa' – short for 'Hooligans, Nazis, Racists.'
The accessible roof terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building are world famous. The building is associated with the lighter and darker sides of German history, from the Nazi era's Reichstag fire to reunification.
A program in Israel brings together young German volunteers and Holocaust survivors. One such survivor talks about how the rise of the Nazis was gradual.
Marthe Cohn's sister Stephanie was murdered in Auschwitz. Her fiancé was shot. Marthe, a French Jew who speaks excellent German, bravely fought the Nazis -- as a spy.
During a meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that Germany recognizes its responsibility for Nazi crimes committed in Greece. Greece has demanded reparations for the Nazi occupation in World War II.
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