Angela Merkel opens museum on Germans expelled post-WWII | News | DW / German News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened Berlin’s new Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation, a museum and research institution dedicated to the topic of forced migration. Merkel spoke via video to those gathered at the freshly restored Deutschlandhaus, built at Berlin’s Anhalter Bahnhof train station in 1935. Merkel spoke via video link at the … Read more

‘Together for a Modern Germany’: Merkel’s conservatives present election manifesto | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW / German News

Almost 100 days before Germany’s voters head to the polls, the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) have finalized their election manifesto: “The Program for Stability and Renewal – Together for a Modern Germany . “ CDU leader and chancellor candidate Armin Laschet and CSU chair … Read more

The day Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW / German News

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and his generals had been preparing for this moment for months. On Sunday, June 22, 1941, the time had come. At 3:15 am the German army – the Wehrmacht – launched its attack on the Soviet Union. There was no declaration of war, and the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939 was … Read more

Missing Kandinsky masterpiece sells for over € 1 million | News | DW / German News

After disappearing for decades, a watercolor by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky ended up resurfacing in Germany – and has now sold for a “record” sum. The painting, called “Gebogene Spitzen” or “Curved Tips,” went under the hammer in Munich over the weekend, according to the auction house Ketterer. The piece ended up selling for nearly … Read more

New Berlin museum confronts fate of Germany′s WWII refugees | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW / German News

Chancellor Angela Merkel is to open the Center for Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation on June 21, an exhibition that takes pains to put the experiences of Germany’s 12.5 million World War II refugees in the context of Nazi atrocities, and of the experiences of refugees throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The permanent exhibition begins with … Read more

German government agrees to ban Hamas flag after antisemitic incidents | News | DW / German News

All parties in Germany’s grand coalition government have agreed to ban the flag of Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas, the World on sunday newspaper said in a report published Sunday. The move comes after several antisemitic incidents occurred last month in Germany during anti-Israel rallies. What did the German government say about the ban? A … Read more

Long COVID in Germany: Recovered, but still not healthy | Germany | News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW / German News

Most people in Germany are focused on when they can take off their masks or go on vacation. Calls to end pandemic measures are getting louder. But not from Edith Schmitz. She pulls out a handful of long, black hair from a plastic bag – a memory of her pre-COVID life. Before she was infected … Read more