The accused worked as a prison guard at the Sachsenhausen death camp near Berlin from 1942 to 1945. The elderly man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will face trial in the fall.
Between 300,000 and 600,000 caregivers from Eastern and Central Europe provide assistance to elderly Germans in their homes. How long can that system last if they have to be paid more?
Travelers entering Germany from abroad will now need to provide a negative COVID test — unless they're vaccinated or have recovered.
Thousands of tons of refuse are being cleared from Germany's flood-hit regions. Removing unprecedented mountains of belongings is a challenge, but it is also helping residents begin to move forward.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's digital adviser has called for far-reaching reforms to help catch up with the US, China and others, saying the division of power enshrined in the constitution is hampering much-needed progress.
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Testing or proof of vaccination may become mandatory for anyone entering the country from as soon as this weekend.
Many survivors of the flood disaster in Germany are just coming to terms with what happened to them.
Did you know that washing your car or dancing in public could get you into trouble in Germany?
Bremen is hoping that pop-up stores will help fight the decline of it's city center.
Long after the Berlin Wall came down, two women discovered they had been under surveillance.
In less than 100 days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new parliament. The latest opinion polls show that the coronavirus pandemic is overshadowing all other concerns.
Many coronavirus outbreaks have been linked to schools in Germany, even as case numbers recede. And the problem could be far from over. Even after the summer, many children will not have been vaccinated.
In January 2020 the coronavirus reached Germany. Since then, nothing is as it was before. Here is the story so far.
The head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency has warned that the Islamic State is just as strong as it ever was — even without its caliphate. Terrorism experts agree that it has morphed into a powerful network.
Germany intends to become climate-neutral. The big questions is just how much wind and solar power that will require. But it's difficult to figure out how much power the country will actually need in the next decade.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people withdraw from official church membership. Religious leaders are concerned. But what does it mean to leave a church after over 50 years?
The German parliament, the Bundestag, has voted to eliminate restrictions that denied citizenship to some descendants of German Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis. British-based campaigners are relieved.
If Germany's recent regional election had been decided by young people, the far-right AfD would have won. The East German identity has been inherited by a new generation, some of whom don't mind a few racist politicians.
An exhibition has opened in Berlin dedicated to the 14 million refugees who fled from Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. The controversial project has had a tortuous birth.
For the first time in modern German history, homegrown medical cannabis is being sold to local pharmacies. Although enthusiasts have lauded the milestone, doubts remain about pot's business case in the country.
All major German political parties have a politician who knows how to play to the gallery with carefully honed outrageous statements — to the annoyance of their party leaders. But why don't they just get kicked out?
Yet another German politician has resigned over allegedly plagiarizing their doctoral thesis. Who catches them out, and why is this a big deal in Germany?
Who is allowed to visit Germany? Do they need to quarantine or is a negative coronavirus test sufficient? Entry regulations to Germany remain complicated. We provide answers to the most important questions.
The radical humanism of the German Basic Law is still startling today, over 70 years after it was adopted. Its approach was a response to the bitter experiences of National Socialism.
Stalinist residential blocks on Karl Marx Allee and high modernist towers in the Hansa district were constructed on opposite sides of divided Berlin.
As Germany moves into the post-Merkel era, DW's Berlin Briefing newsletter keeps you updated on the country's politics and society.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the German-Turkish recruitment agreement, the Ruhr Museum is exhibiting photographs by Istanbul photographer Ergun Cagatay.
Germany was divided for years, and much has changed since reunification. Here are some of the biggest changes in pictures from Berlin, Potsdam, Stralsund and other places that have witnessed a remarkable transformation.
The Stasi Records Agency is a legacy of the peaceful revolution in the GDR. Now its name is disappearing, but its spirit is to live on elsewhere.
Kosher food, Jewish holidays and theater mark a yearlong celebration of the diversity of Jewish culture in Germany dating back to the 4th century.
Showdown in Worms: Five centuries ago the monk and the emperor went face to face. Martin Luther refused to withdraw his criticism of what he saw as corruption and venality in the Catholic Church. The rest is history.
It was one of the biggest trials in post-war Germany dealing with Nazi-era war crimes. The verdicts against ex-SS guards and some high-ranking women were contentious but contributed to legal change.
In 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel uttered her famous quote about taking in refugees. Today the numbers show that integration has made progress, though skepticism persists.
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the first Nuremberg trial. Initially, the trials, military tribunals by occupying powers, were barely respected in a country that wanted to forget. But that attitude changed.
Many German students learn nothing about their country's colonial past. Events such as the genocide in Namibia are taught only at teachers' discretion. Now campaigners are aiming to change this.
Two women, two generations. One is among Germany's first female rabbis, the other openly queer. They share what it means to be Jewish in a country overshadowed by the Shoah.
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