Nazism refers to the racist, anti-Semitic brand of fascism of the NSDAP regime in Germany. Adolf Hitler's Nazis came to power in 1933, ruling until 1945. DW looks at Nazism in history and more recent cases of neo-Nazis.
Nazism or National Socialism is a racist and anti-Semitic form of fascism associated with Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi Party. It was the Nazis and their theories of racial superiority that led to the mass murder of millions of Jews in the Holocaust. Following Germany's defeat in World War II, expressions of support for the Nazis as well as the display of their symbols were prohibited by law in Germany. Nonetheless, far-right political groups continue to exist on the fringes of society, often identifying with Hitler and National Socialism, or espousing racist or xenophobic beliefs. Recent DW content on either historical Nazism or modern-day neo-Nazism are collated on this page.
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.
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.