AfD delegates backed a coronavirus resolution with the slogan 'Germany. But normal', which includes rejecting wearing masks in day-care centers and schools and ending 'disproportionate' lockdown measures
Germany is a country in central-western Europe. It is a federal parliamentary republic with a population of 82 million people – the most populated country in the European Union.
The loosely connected German states, which were part of the Holy Roman Empire, were unified in 1815 after the establishment of the German Confederation. And later became a nation state under the Prussian German Empire, which was replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic after its defeat in the First World War. In 1933, the Nazi Party seized control in Germany and came under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, and resulted in the Holocaust.
Following the Second World War, Germany was divided into four zones, controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Three of these merged in 1949 to for, the democratic West Germany, while the Soviet zone became the socialist East Germany. In 1961, they were divided by the Berlin Wall, but after the collapse of the Communist government of East Germany, the two were officially united in 1990.
The Reparations Agreement was signed between Germany and Israel in 1952. Under this, Germany acknowledged its responsibility for the Holocaust and agreed to compensate those persecuted by the Nazis, and transferred $845 million worth of goods to Israel. A military partnership was also established, under which Germany supplied arms and military aid to Israel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established in 1965.
During the longest and most complex sortie executed by the Nazis in the skies of pre-state Israel, the German Junkers plane photographed Tel Aviv, the Jordan Valley, Tiberias and an airport near Amman
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Holocaust survivor Eva Livne surprised her family with a heartbreaking diary she wrote starting in the concentration camp and ending in a Kibbutz: I survived. I went through hell
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Court finds that Abu Walaa and his network radicalized young people in northern and western Germany and sent them to areas controlled by the Islamic State, according to German reports
Armin Laschet, new chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, has worked for years to tighten ties with Israel, but won't see eye to eye with Netanyahu on Iran if he becomes chancellor
A U.S. immigration judge ordered the deportation of the 95-year-old man to Germany after finding that his 'willing service as an armed guard' constituted assistance in Nazi-sponsored persecution
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The bill sets a $40,000 fine for 'knowingly disseminating false information' about the Soviet Union’s actions during the war
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The vice president of a survivors' committee weighed in on the failure of German courts to prosecute Nazi criminals after the belated trials of a former concentration camp guard and secretary in February
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