Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30th 1945 at the age of 56. He had taken shelter in a bunker beneath his government headquarters as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. The BBC Witness History podcast has gathered chilling firsthand accounts of his death from the BBC’s archives.
In this interview on DW, Deborah Feldman tells the story of her life as an ultra-orthodox Jew and her rejection of Hasidic traditions. Her book, ‘Unorthodox,’ inspired the Netflix series of the same name. What comes through loud and clear in this insightful interview is the ongoing multigenerational trauma of the Holocaust. One of the […]
Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany: Ask any veteran of the 42nd or 45th Infantry Divisions who was at the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945, to summarize his experience in one word and without needing time to think, he would […]
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“Babylon Berlin” follows Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch), a police inspector on assignment from Cologne, who arrives in the German capital committed to repressing his traumatic past. His unlikely partner is Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries), a typist, nighttime reveller, and aspiring homicide detective eager to escape the hardships of her impoverished neighborhood and to succeed […]
DW reports that the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has passed to Germany for one year, with the aim of countering acts and perpetrators of Holocaust denial and falsification. The IHRA was initiated in 1998 by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, who is now 71 years old. Today, the IHRA’s membership […]
The Liberation of Paris is a gripping book that is packed full of interesting details about Nazi-occupied Paris and its last commander Dietrich von Choltitz. At the end of WWII, Adolf Hitler ordered Choltitz to hold Paris, but if that wasn’t possible, to destroy it. Although General Choltitz had been very loyal to Hitler, he […]
Lufthansa has announced that it will cut short and medium haul flights by up to 25% due to the spread of the coronavirus.