Merkel's CDU, SPD brace for losses in Brandenburg and Saxony as AfD is attracting voters with anti-immigrant message
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.
Of the 1,500 entries in the competition, 20 were selected to be displayed at the gallery, including two from Israel
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was in Amman in order to extend the mandate of German troops fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
The four German children were held in Kurdish-administered detention camps along with 70,000 Syrian women and children
The president’s trade war is responsible for the growing worries over the economy. His fiscal policies will deprive him of the tools to counter it
Local police say rabbi was pushed to the ground by unidentified suspects. In separate incident, different rabbi was spat at and cursed on the street
James Simon's wanted his gifts to be displayed in their own room in Berlin for 100 years. Then the city's museums became part of the Nazi machine and its anti-Semitic madness
Prompted by a new book on Israeli-German ties and a play about the anti-Semitic composer, a self-described Wagnerian aficionado speaks out about a still-simmering cultural controversy
The 55-year-old told police that he was wearing clothes that identified him as a Jew when two men pushed him to the ground from behind
The navies of nine other countries participated in the drill, on the understanding that Israel would need to bring relief assistance in by sea
Sachsenhausen tour guide asked group to leave after some denied facts of genocide
Announcement comes after Bernd Erbel, a 72-year-old former German ambassador to Tehran, criticized Israel and its role in the Middle East in an interview with the Bild
Bruno Dey, 92, is charged with 5,230 counts of being an accessory to murder and helping the function of former Nazi Stutthof concentration camp, Hamburg court rules
'There are so many other Polish heroes, we don’t need to choose the ones who actually killed other Poles, and in this case, many of them of the Jewish religion,' Schudrich says
'At the moment the Britons would rather join an American mission. We won't do that,' Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters
Observances mark 75 years since thousands of the last remaining Roma prisoners in the camp were killed. The Nazis killed 250,000 to 500,000 Roma and Sinti
Nina Dinar, 93, has loved dogs since childhood and that saved her in a Nazi labor camp in Poland
Dutch newspaper publishes guide on how to confront a person wearing face covering, suggesting citizen's arrest
'Germany will not take part in the sea mission presented and planned by the Untied States,' says German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
Urging 'tolerance,' German says Arabic speakers assaulted him on way from synagogue
The German government has not offered any contribution to a U.S. naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz but thinks it is 'worth considering' a European mission
In an age of populism and virulent nationalism, Prof. Yael (Yuli) Tamir’s new book 'Why Nationalism' deftly explores issues that the liberal elites have ignored and the extreme right has exploited for its own ends
U.S. asked Germany to join Strait of Hormuz security mission, but Social Democrats warn of 'risk of being pulled into a war against Iran'
Twitter account of the German mission to the Palestinian territories had 'liked' posts critical of the Israeli occupation, one of which was written by neo-Nazi David Duke
The link between the German philosopher and Nazism
Nazi SA member recounted that Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe actually arrived at the Reichstag only after the blaze started
The career of promising painter Lotte Laserstein was cut short in 1933. Now her impressive work is getting its due
Saudi Arabia calls on international community to 'do what is necessary' to deter Iran's interception of commercial vessels in Strait of Hormuz
On the 75th anniversary of the failed attempt to kill the Nazi dictator, Merkel said the courage of the conspirators should serve as an example to people today