How companies were rebuilt

New beginning despite catastrophic war damage: the Bosch plant in Stuttgart 1945 Picture: Getty Germany’s capitulation in 1945 ended the Second World War. Many companies started the difficult reconstruction only days later, as the examples of Daimler-Benz, BASF and Bosch show. AUntil 1945, Hitler’s criminal war had left large parts of Europe in ruins. Germany […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: May 5, 1945

Germany on the ground: In the spring of 1945, infantrymen from the American army looked for snipers from the Wehrmacht in the ruins of Zweibrücken. Picture: Picture Alliance Parts of the 9th and 12th Army cross over the Elbe to American territory. The “government” Dönitz meanwhile is looking to continue the fight against the Red […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: May 2, 1945

Destroyed, defeated and not yet divided in two: Berlin after the unconditional surrender Picture: Picture Alliance The last city commander gives up the unequal fight for the imperial capital. The Wehrmacht in Italy is also giving up. May 2nd, 1945 in the F.A.Z. Chronicle. I.In 1945, the war that the Wehrmacht carried across Europe returned […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of last weeks of war: April 26, 1945

Americans and Russians meet in Torgau on the Elbe. Picture: Picture Alliance The Ukrainian and Belarusian Soviet Republic emphasize the great contribution they would have made to the fight against Germany. The goal behind it: three Moscow seats in the United Nations. April 26, 1945 in the F.A.Z. Chronicle. I.In 1945, the war that the […]

How Hitler and Nazi Germany lost the war on the Eastern Front NOW

On April 30, 1945, the following Thursday, 75 years ago, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Führerbunker in Berlin. The capital of his “Reich” was about to surrender to the Red Army. How a German attack in 1941 actually sealed the fate of the “Führer” and millions of others. With the start of Operation Barbarossa, […]

Gertrude Stein, an ode to daring

The American Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) became rich and famous with Alice Toklas autobiography, written in six weeks in autumn 1932. In this delightful masterpiece, easy to read, which is not the case with all her books, she imagines a new device for writing her memoirs: she is described by its “Married”, the companion of her […]

Police intervene at Pro Chemnitz rally

In the middle of the Corona crisis, the xenophobic alliance Pegida is allowed to demonstrate in Dresden – on a very explosive date. With a demonstration by Pro Chemnitz, the police also have to intervene massively. With a special permission from the Dresden assembly authority, the anti-Islam and xenophobic Pegida movement was able to demonstrate […]

Allegations against the philosopher Achille Mbembe

Dhe historian and political philosopher Achille Mbembe, we have reported about it, has been invited by the director of the Ruhrtriennale to open the festival with a speech there in August. The Federal Government’s Anti-Semitism Commissioner objects that Mbembe relativized the Holocaust and questioned Israel’s right to exist. So is it suitable for such an […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: April 20, 1945

Germany on the ground: In the spring of 1945, infantrymen from the American army looked for snipers from the Wehrmacht in the ruins of Zweibrücken. Picture: Picture Alliance In order to slow the Allied advance, the Wehrmacht uses a tactic that the Dutch themselves had used in the past. This triggers an environmental disaster. April […]