German leader told the Munich Security Conference 'keeping the small anchor we have' would help exert pressure on Tehran on other issues, criticized U.S.'s Syria pullout
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.
Netanyahu addresses controversial legislation that criminalizes mention of Polish complicity in Nazi war crimes ■ Poland looking into premier's comment following Haaretz report
The number of anti-Semitic crimes increased from 1,504 in 2017 to 1,646 in 2018, with the number of cases considered violent almost doubling
The paintings, which are feared to be fakes, had starting prices of between $21,500 and $50,900
The U.S. president announced the organization was defeated. Germany's chancellor begs to differ
Anti-German dogwhistling has plagued the pro-Brexit camp since pre-referendum billboards enjoined Brits to 'Halt Ze German Advance.' As the Brexit chaos intensifies, that populist jingoism is becoming increasingly shrill
American Silvia Foti grew up on stories about Jonas Noreika’s anti-Communist exploits. Then she learned he called the shots in cities where 14,500 Jews were murdered
96-year-old admitted in a recently aired documentary to participating in a 1944 massacre, but claimed the victims were to blame for their own deaths
Thuringia municipality first backed proposed construction of museum, including a theater and a hotel, on land where Nazis held Jews before sending them to Buchenwald
The museum's operators said they were unaware of the history of the location, where about 700 Jewish women were imprisoned during the Nazi era
The appeals court rejected a complaint by a Jewish man, who argued that the bell was 'a mockery and ridicule of the victims of Hitler's terror'
German chancellor told Israeli radio she understands concern over Iran, which has 'policies that are threatening to Israel'
Threats come days after Jewish community leader accused the AfD of 'downplaying the crimes' perpetrated by the Nazis, leading to a walkout by 22 members in the Bavarian parliament
In International Holocaust Remembrance Day message, German chancellor says everyone is responsible to ensure 'zero tolerance' of xenophobia, hatred
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At their annual reunion, 10 Israeli Kinder reconnect over their wartime escape from the Nazis, but are unimpressed by a new onetime payment from the German government
The move comes days after a walkout staged by AfD members during a tribute to Holocaust victims in Bavarian parliament
After Berlin was declared free of Jews in 1943, approximately 7,000 Jews continued to hide in the Nazi capital, often in plain sight. New film takes a look at their tales of survival
40 years ago a U.S. TV series, initially slammed as 'cheap' and 'kitsch,' forced West Germans to confront the Holocaust. Today, 40 percent of German high schoolers can't explain what happened in Auschwitz
With an openly gay man at the helm of the SA, homosexuals saw a period of relative tolerance before being persecuted in the Third Reich. Sex workers experienced the opposite process. Here's how the two are linked
All but four AfD members in the Bavarian parliament walked out, after Jewish community leader accused party of 'downplaying the crimes' perpetrated by the Nazis
In the 1950s and 60s, many argued that allowing German to be heard for purposes of entertainment was harmful to the memory of the Holocaust
Hilde Schramm, the daughter of Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, came up with a plan to sell her father's paintings to fund Jewish women's creative projects in Germany
German government suspects Mahan Air, which has been on a U.S. sanctions list since 2011, is used for military purposes and terrorist activities
18th-century 'Vase with Flowers' disappeared from a Florence museum during WWII. Family of Wehrmacht soldier says he did not personally remove it, but agree to return it given court order
The German defense ministry confirmed the allegations but declined to give any further details
'Islam Is Filth:' Hacker Who Breached Personal Data of German Politicians 'Expressed Far-right Views'
The 20-year-old-student who had disclosed private data of nearly 1,000 politicians reportedly expressed right-wing and anti-Muslim views as part of 'hacktivist' group
Jakiw Palij, who may have been present when thousands of Jews were massacred, was deported to Germany last year after a legal battle that lasted over a decade
Police say additional court evacuated after suspicious object found
'Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld' includes first person accounts of the French couple’s 50-plus years of pursuing Nazi war criminals
The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that production was down 1.9 percent compared with the previous month