The trauma of German war survivors was long a taboo subject. Now survivors of the Allied Forces' Operation Gomorrah that saw tens of thousands killed in Hamburg, open up about their experiences.
A new biography of Adolf Hitler by Volker Ullrich shows how easily a democracy can be destroyed, and portrays the Führer behind the atrocities of World War II and the Holocaust as a master of seduction.
The extreme heat pummeling Germany has helped unearth World War II bombs as water levels drop where battles were once fought. Police have warned against touching the grenades, mines and other possibly live explosives.
Social democrat, Spartacist, communist and revolutionary: The politician Rosa Luxemburg was murdered 100 years ago. She remains as controversial as she is admired — and so does her contemporary, Karl Liebknecht.
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