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 […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: April 16, 1945

Soldiers from the Red Army’s 212th Guardsman Regiment land on April 16 on the west bank of the Oder. Picture: Picture Alliance The major attack on the German capital begins on a broad front. The Soviet High Command takes no account of its own soldiers. Hitler is confident that the enemy will bleed to death […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: April 12, 1945

I.In 1945, the war that the Wehrmacht carried across Europe returned to its country of origin. Now millions in Germany fear for their lives and their future. While the front position is changing at an ever faster pace, the world of the post-war era is already emerging elsewhere. Adolf Hitler and his family hope to […]

The ceiling fresco of the St. Jakobus church in Röthenbach

Sa hiker strays to Röthenbach, the seven-hundred-soul village in the Allgäu. And in the little St. Jakobus church built in 1785, it will not only be quiet at lunchtime, but almost always. The view wanders through the room. Wherever you look, there is rural baroque on the walls. The ceiling fresco in the dome also […]

F.A.Z. Chronicle of the last weeks of the war: April 11, 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 American troops reach the concentration camp where tens of thousands died. The last victims will not stay there. The British government publishes its damage balance sheet by […]