Stolen Triumph: Russia Revisits Pivotal Role in World War I

Stolen Triumph: Russia Revisits Pivotal Role in World War I

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 13, 2014

At the beginning of World War I, Russia was a member of the Triple Entente, which went on to win the conflict. By then, however, the Russian czarist empire had vanished and the war was swept under the historical rug. Putin is now bringing it back. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

Disaster Centennial: The Disturbing Relevance of World War I

Disaster Centennial: The Disturbing Relevance of World War I

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2014

It has now been 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, but the European catastrophe remains relevant today. As the Continent looks back this year, old wounds could once again be rubbed raw. By Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Art Dealer to the Führer: Hildebrand Gurlitt's Deep Nazi Ties

Art Dealer to the Führer: Hildebrand Gurlitt's Deep Nazi Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 23, 2013

Hildebrand Gurlitt, the man who assembled the astounding art collection recently discovered in a Munich apartment, was more deeply involved in the trade of looted artworks than had been previously assumed. He also profited from Nazi injustices after the war. more... Comment ]

'Justice Delayed': A Jewish Family's Fight to Reclaim Its Land

'Justice Delayed': A Jewish Family's Fight to Reclaim Its Land

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 20, 2013

A German-American lawyer and his family have been fighting for over two decades to reclaim lucrative properties lost under the Nazi regime. But he continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore their legacy. By Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Britain's Luftwoofe: The Heroic Paradogs of World War II

Britain's Luftwoofe: The Heroic Paradogs of World War II

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2013

As they prepared for D-Day and the fight against Nazi Germany, the 13th Parachute Battalion of the British Army developed a new weapon: parachuting dogs. One heroic hound would even earn a medal for his service. By Lazar Backovic more... Comment ]

Dresden Museum: Soldiers Confront a Complex Military History

Dresden Museum: Soldiers Confront a Complex Military History

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2013

The Military History Museum in Dresden has become an important resource for German soldiers, particularly as they wrestle with their evolving role in German society and in the world. By Christopher Alessi more... Comment ]

Neo-Nazi Worries: Bavaria Pulls Plug on Annotated 'Mein Kampf'

Neo-Nazi Worries: Bavaria Pulls Plug on Annotated 'Mein Kampf'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2013

For years, historians in Munich have been working on an annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" to be released when the copyright expires in 2015. The state of Bavaria gave the green light in 2012 -- but now they are trying to halt the project. more...

A Hero's Goodbye: Obama Honors Mandela as 'Giant of History'

A Hero's Goodbye: Obama Honors Mandela as 'Giant of History'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2013

World leaders, royalty and fans turned out in the thousands on Tuesday to remember freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, the man whose personal battle against racism helped bring an end to the era of apartheid in South Africa. more...

Monuments Men: The Soldiers Who Saved Europe's Art from Hitler

Monuments Men: The Soldiers Who Saved Europe's Art from Hitler

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 05, 2013

The story of a special Allied unit dubbed the "Monuments Men" has inspired a Hollywood film set to premier early next year. But who were these men who saved countless European cultural treasures from being lost or destroyed by Nazi forces? By Yvonne Schymura more... Comment ]

Virtual Destruction: Film Recreates Siege of Heidelberg Castle

Virtual Destruction: Film Recreates Siege of Heidelberg Castle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2013

Millions visit the ruins of iconic Heidelberg Castle in Germany each year. A museum in the region recently commissioned archeologists to create an animation reconstructing the attack on the landmark during the Nine Years' War in 1693. By Frank Thadeusz more... Video | Comment ]