Photo Gallery: Answering the 'German Question'
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Photo Gallery: Answering the 'German Question'

Europe's Bogeyman 'There Is No Doubt Germanophobia Exists'

Germany's push for austerity during the ongoing euro crisis has prompted Nazi depictions of Chancellor Angela Merkel in many parts of Southern Europe. SPIEGEL speaks with Cambridge University historian Brendan Simms about the "German question" and persistent hatred toward the country.
Interview conducted by editors Hans Hoyng and Christoph Scheuermann.