Federal prosecutors urged the judges to find the defendant 'seriously culpable,' which would bar him from early release
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.
The incident is the third reported act of antisemitic vandalism in Germany this week and is being treated as an antisemitic hate crime by police
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Merkel announced on Wednesday that Germany would impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres
Gilad Ratman's video work was commissioned and paid for in full by the city's Jewish Museum – something that rarely happens back home, even in the best of times
The approximately 240,000 survivors will receive two payments of $1,400 over the next two years
German foreign minister, who hosts Berlin meeting, hails 'an opportunity for new movement in the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians'
'The situation that Jews increasingly become a target of hatred must not leave anybody cold in a state of law like Germany,' says Jewish leader
A 29-year-old German man in military fatigues inflicted 'significant' injuries on 26-year-old about to enter synagogue grounds
Officers also accused of sharing doctored images depicting refugees in gas chambers and using far-right chatrooms
Survivors recall when the war reached the shores of Mandatory Palestine
Josef Schuster, head of Germany’s Jewish umbrella organization, the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said he saw the incident as 'a last warning shot for democratic parties and security officials'
Footage of the incident showed hundreds of people, some waving the flag of the German Reich of 1871-1918 and other far-right banners, 'QAnon' signs and the American flag, running toward the Reichstag building and up the stairs
The Frank Family Center will be a key element within the museum’s new permanent exhibition, featuring family artifacts that have never been publicly exhibited
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Stephan Balliet, who streamed the attack live, was an active contributor to several anonymous chatrooms and owned a large collection of racist, fascist and antisemitic digital content
Six people were injured, three of them severely, when the 30-year-old man allegedly drove into several vehicles, intentionally hitting motorcycles
Germany seeks to 'talk about ways out of this very dangerous situation,' where both sides in a bloody civil war are being armed by international allies
One man was accused of sharing information on 'nuclear and missile projects' with Israel and the German intelligence service
93-year-old Bruno Dey was convicted last month of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder – equal to the number of people believed to have been killed during his time at Stutthof concentration camp
Tino Chrupalla said he also favors lifting economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula
Protest dubbed 'Day of Freedom' is an apparent reference to a 1935 documentary about the Nazi army by Adolf Hitler’s pet filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl
Pandemic wipes out nearly 10 years of growth
The door is slated to become part of a memorial after a man tried to force his way into the synagogue before shooting and killing two people outside the building
Reports that some threatening emails contained restricted information point at access to police databases
Of all the intellectuals expelled from Germany during the war, Hannah Arendt is the one with iconic status there. An exhibition devoted to her grapples with her unchallenged position in the pantheon