In 2023, International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks 90 years since the Nazis assumed power. Disabled people were the first Holocaust victims; Nazi programs discriminated against and murdered them.
Even after the notorious Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, some headmasters thought pupil exchanges with Nazi Germany were a good idea.
The complex history of prosecuting Nazi war crimes means elderly men and women are on trial for crimes committed decades ago.
Following the war, the South African authorities were anxious to charge known war criminals, traitors and collaborators. But nothing came of it.
Stuttgart flies under the radar as a tourist destination but it is a treasure trove of Expressionist art and works that exemplify post-war modernity.
New linguistic research suggest early Germanic language and culture was strongly influenced by the Mediterranean superpower Carthage more than 2,000 years ago.
The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
After World War II ended in Europe, millions of ethnic Germans faced an uncertain future. The political repercussions of their expulsion continue even today.
A trove of essays long forgotten in the archives of the Hoover Institution give insight into what attracted everyday women to extremist ideology.
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.
Germany praises itself for having declared a ‘special responsibility’ for Namibia since independence. But the relationship is viewed differently from Windhoek.
Old injustices don’t simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg’s theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
It’s been 100 years since the murder of Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.
A new exhibition captures the moment when Germany started to rebuild her national pride, in the Himalayan mountains.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
Under an authoritarian government, freedoms can come at a steep – and lasting – price.
Writings at the time of WWI aimed to construct a religiously diverse and conflicted America into a virtuous, Christian nation. This narrative continued in the cemeteries for the war heroes.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany’s elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.