Culture of remembrance: Why there were never Hitler monuments

AOn the dance floor of insanity that we call Twitter, a strange micro-debate about Hitler monuments can be followed for days. It is a branch of the controversy over outdated monuments that began with the overthrow of the slave trader statue in Bristol by an activist mob. In short, it is about the argument that […]

Author Likens Meghan Markle, Prince Harry To Hitler In Unhinged Interview

Author and reality TV personality Lady Colin Campbell likened Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Adolf Hitler in an unhinged interview Thursday. Campbell, who once claimed during a media appearance that convicted sex offender Epstein was not a pedophile, compared the royal couple to Hitler while speaking with “Access All Areas” hosts Joanna Chimonides and Stephen Leng on […]

Author Likens Meghan Markle, Prince Harry To Hitler In Unhinged Interview

Author and reality TV personality Lady Colin Campbell likened Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Adolf Hitler in an unhinged interview Thursday. Campbell, who once claimed during a media appearance that convicted sex offender Epstein was not a pedophile, compared the royal couple to Hitler while speaking with “Access All Areas” hosts Joanna Chimonides and Stephen Leng on […]

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 […]