Discussion Do the SchUM cities belong under the protection of UNESCO?

Discuss: Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer – President of the German Unesco Commission, Bonn, Florence Fischer – Art historian at Heidelberg University, Dr. Susanne Urban – managing director of the association SchUM-Städte Speyer, Worms, Mainz e.V. In the Middle Ages, Mainz, Worms and Speyer experienced a unique blossoming of Jewish life. They are the SchUM cities, […]

Commemoration of the end of the war – Steinmeier warns of new nationalism

Memorial event in Berlin Angela Merkel (in the foreground) as well as Wolfgang Schäuble, Franz-Walter Steinmeier, Dietmar Woidke and Andreas Voßkuhle (from left) laid wreaths at the Neue Wache. (Photo: dpa) Berlin 75 years after Germany’s liberation from the National Socialist dictatorship, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on citizens to defend democracy. “We were liberated […]

Vonovia’s takeover of Deutsche Wohnen depends on the bosses

Vonovia headquarters in Bochum Germany’s largest housing group is considering a takeover of its competitor Deutsche Wohnen for the second time. (Photo: dpa) Erfurt Four years ago, Vonovia tried to take over Deutsche Wohnen hostile under the name “Projekt Noah”. The Noah project quickly started swimming and didn’t end up like the biblical ark on […]

French deny favorite role in the World Cup final

Paul Pogba The midfield star of the French does not want to know about a favorite role in the final. (Photo: dpa) Istra France internationals want to know nothing of a favorite role in the final of the World Cup against Croatia. “We don’t think about that,” midfielder Paul Pogba emphasized on Thursday at a […]

Football: World Cup finals

World Cup final The final of the 2018 World Cup will be decided between France and Croatia. Photo: Christian Charisius (Photo: dpa) The history of the World Cup finals: URUGUAY ALL ABOVE: 13 nations take part in the first soccer World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay. The hosts win 4-2 in Montevideo against neighboring Argentina, […]

The corona virus could usher in the Chinese era

From people for people – that’s how history is written. And that’s why the focus is on people, mostly male and larger than life. Figures like Caesar, Columbus, Hitler and Mao dominate our picture of the past and also our understanding of the development of societies. But the corona crisis opens our eyes to the […]

In the secret of the Templars, in the footsteps of the Knights of Christ

STORY – Created in the extension of the first crusade at the beginning of the 12th century, the order of the Temple knew a rapid development and a spectacular success, arousing many vocations until the offensive of Philippe le Bel in 1307. Through Xavier Hélary The Charge of the Templars in the Holy Land, by […]