The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
The discovery of an apartment crammed with art has revealed the dark history of collaboration and looting during the days of the Third Reich.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD.
A new exhibition captures the moment when Germany started to rebuild her national pride, in the Himalayan mountains.
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.
President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
It is still unhelpful and hyperbolic to compare the Trump administration with the Nazi regime. But we must be aware of similarities, too.
The more notorious concentration camps of the 20th century must serve as a stark reminder of the depravity of tearing children away from their parents and putting them in camps.
Recent historical research has revealed that after the Nazis surrendered at end the Second World War, thousands of German women were raped by Allied forces.
Under an authoritarian government, freedoms can come at a steep – and lasting – price.
Raising U-3523 wouldn't be worth the incredible cost.
Criminalising suggestions that Poland was complicit in German atrocities during World War II denies history and will hinder scholarship.
From a certain perspective, we're already on the road to practicing a 'progressive eugenics' not a million miles away from what was imagined historically.
An old Scottish master has revealed its secret after 430 years. What next from art detectives?
Chaplin's 1940 film 'The Great Dictator' mocks Hitler’s absurdity and overweening vanity, while highlighting Germany's psychological captivity to a political fraud.
Two genocide and mass atrocity prevention scholars argue Trump's response to the Charlottesville attack is a red flag.
They're not just about aliens and moon landings.
The chaos that led to a disastrous attack in the final days of WWII.
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.