Throughout history, wars have been good for literature, producing a flood of writing. World War I is a telling example, and an exhibition near Stuttgart delves into the perspectives of the era's German authors.
During World War I, Hartmannswillerkopf in Alsace was the scene of fierce battles between France and Germany. Now a memorial site will serve as a place of remembrance and reconciliation.
The Russian Revolution has gone down in history as the victory of the workers and peasants over the czarist rulers. Few people realize the German kaiser was also involved: He gave aid to the Bolsheviks in 1917.
The largest book fair in the world may take place in Frankfurt. But some of its most important guests don't come from Germany. Here are some of international celebrities you'll spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
Max Beckmann's 1942 painting "The Egyptian" reached a record German price at auction of €4.7 million ($5.5 million) in Berlin. Five hundred of his paintings were confiscated from museums in the 1930s.
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