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Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

April 08, 2015, 02:47 PM

In an interview, the heads of Germany's Protestant and Jewish communities discuss Martin Luther's anti-Semitism, growing fears after the Paris attacks and whether Islam truly belongs to the country. more... Comment ]


'A Disgrace for Tröglitz': Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

'A Disgrace for Tröglitz': Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

April 07, 2015, 06:06 PM

An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at asylum-seekers has risen dramatically. By SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff more... Comment ]


'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

March 23, 2015, 04:28 PM

Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

March 21, 2015, 02:18 PM

Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up. By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'Strong Moralizing': A Legal Look at Greek Reparations Demands

'Strong Moralizing': A Legal Look at Greek Reparations Demands

March 13, 2015, 07:56 PM

Athens has demanded that Germany pay Greece billions in World War II reparations. Berlin, though, has ignored the requests. International law professor Frank Schorkopf says that Germany has already fulfilled its obligations through wealth transfers. Interview by Dietmar Hipp more... Comment ]

Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future

March 04, 2015, 06:57 PM

In the Silicon Valley, a new elite is forming that wants to determine not only what we consume, but also the way we live. They want to change the world, but they don't want to accept any rules. Do they need to be reined in? By Thomas Schulz more... Comment ]

Postwar Rape: Were Americans As Bad as the Soviets?

Postwar Rape: Were Americans As Bad as the Soviets?

March 02, 2015, 06:36 PM

In the popular imagination, American GIs in postwar Germany were well-liked and well-behaved. But a new book claims that US soldiers raped up to 190,000 women at the end of World War II. Is there any truth to the controversial claim? By Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

'Risk Has Gotten Greater': German Jews Advised Against Wearing Kippah

'Risk Has Gotten Greater': German Jews Advised Against Wearing Kippah

February 27, 2015, 01:43 PM

How anti-Semitic is Germany? The Central Council of Jews is warning members of the community against wearing traditional head coverings. It is a precaution that 26-year-old Mark Krasnov has been taking for some time. By Peter Maxwill in Berlin more... Comment ]

Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

January 23, 2015, 06:13 PM

Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate. By Gunther Latsch, Fidelius Schmid and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

January 21, 2015, 01:22 PM

The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]