Seventy years after the end of World War II, a battle is taking place over Polish collective memory.
The bill would impose prison sentences of up to three years for mentioning the term “Polish death camps” and for suggesting “publicly and against the facts” complicity on the part of the Polish nation or state in Nazi Germany’s crimes.
Before violently reversing the trend under new authoritarian regimes, Germany and much of Europe had hundreds of gay and lesbian cafes – this is an object lesson showing that the history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.
The myth of Nazi occultism is more than an amusing curiosity, a testament to the power of cinematic suggestion. It actively detracts from a historical understanding of the very themes it highlights.
The centerpiece of Germany’s biggest art fair, documenta 14, the Parthenon stands in central Kassel right where Nazis once burned banned books.
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
What do films produced during the run up to Nazi rule say about the mood in Germany at the time?
What made Wiesel’s voice so urgent was his articulation of the deeply troubling questions of conscience, guilt and faith raised by the Holocaust for all of humanity.
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“We will never be able to remove these outrages committed by this country but we want to rehabilitate the victims,” Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement.
AP supplied the Nazi regime with photos for propaganda purposes and exported propaganda news material back to the US.