The mortal remains of some of the victims of German atrocities in Namibia that Germany handed over in 2018.
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German’s commitment of €1.1bn for development projects in Namibia over 30 years is too cheap a price to pay for remorse.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 61.
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The US faces many of the same problems Germans faced after World War II: how to reject, punish and delegitimize the enemies of democracy. There are lessons in how Germany handled that challenge.
A QAnon supporter waiting to see Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania.
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Donald Trump said followers of conspiracy theory ‘are very much against pedophilia.’ What he didn’t mention was the demonic imagery and language that peppers QAnon posts.
Protesters in Berlin demand that the 1904-1908 mass killings in Namibia be recognised as the first genocide committed by Germany.
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The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
Istvan Anhalt at the piano, at a 1950s composition class at McGill University, in Montréal.
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, or ‘Yom HaShoah,’ a music scholar recollects how composer Istvan Anhalt’s experiences in Nazi-occupied Hungary informed his later life and music in Canada.
A drug addict smoking crystal meth on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.
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There’s widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
Jojo’s allegiances in the film are split between an imagined friends and a real hideaway.
A Disney Hitler comedy by the director of Hunt for the Wilderpeople tests the line between funny and Führer.
An in-depth study has shown that far from recruiting from the lower middle classes, the Nazi party attracted many people from high-status backgrounds.
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The risk of “pathocracy” is always close. And once entrenched, difficult to dislodge.
Slavery is not so far removed. Anderson and Minerva Edwards met in the 1860s as enslaved laborers in Texas, had 16 children and lived into their 90s in a cabin a few miles from the plantations they once worked. They are photographed here in 1937.
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Old injustices don’t simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
The auditorium at University of Göttingen today.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world’s greatest centers for mathematical research.
White nationalists clash with protesters at the Aug. 12, 2017 Charlottesville, Va. rally that turned deadly violent.
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Fear is very much a part of humans’ survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.
German citizens in Magdeburg the morning after Kristallnacht.
German Federal Archive
Eight decades on, the thought of the state encouraging people to attack groups of citizens is hard to believe. Here are some books that might help.
Being part of the resistance can be complicated.
The ‘resistance’ to the Trump administration has many forms, from grassroots organizing to making music. But a historian of 20th-century Germany asks whether opposing Trump is a real resistance.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – accused of antisemitism – addresses the crowd in Trafalgar Square during protests against the UK visit of US President Donald Trump, July 13, 2018.
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Charging the leader of the UK Labour Party with antisemitism is a narrative that went mainstream – but it’s one that omits pertinent information and opposing views.
The horrific incarceration of European Jews during WWII should never be forgotten, particularly when we need to solve contemporary genocide and forced migration issues.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
The primary legacy of Nazism was the second world war, which led to the deaths of more than 50 million people.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon holds a news conference with National Front party leader Marine Le Pen in the northern French city of Lille in March 2018.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in April 2018 about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 presidential election and data privacy.
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Knowledge of our selves, quantified in big data and transformed into affective algorithms, is exploited by corporations and political parties to give us our 15 minutes of fame.
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film
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Not just period pieces, the 2017 films “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour” shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.