Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust
13 August 2019 | 10:21 am
Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
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Military marks veterans day at National world war II memorial.
10 Nov 2018
The end of World War One changed the world order, as revolutions toppled empires across Europe and new borders were drawn across the world. The losers, forced to pay reparations, faced poverty that created conditions for a second, equally terrible, war.
10 Nov 2018
More than two million Africans, civilians and soldiers alike, were killed in World War One. In Europe and in Africa itself, thousands of Africans were forced into service for their colonial masters. The consequences are still in evidence today.
10 Jan 2019
Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that fake news has the capacity to cause the Third World War, adding that it may come from Nigeria.
14 Jan 2019
Moscow has accused Tokyo of attempting to "stir up the atmosphere" ahead of key talks. Russia and Japan never signed a peace treaty in the wake of World War II, and disputed islands may prevent them from doing so now.
26 Apr 2020
The economic impact of COVID-19 has hit the world economy like a freight train. The aftereffects may be felt for years. But comparisons with World War II should give as much cause for hope as despair.
8 May 2020
Is the view of World War II and V-E Day skewered? That's what British historian James Holland thinks and calls for a realignment of the way we look at those events.
2 Jun 2020
Meet the 95-year-old war veteran from Ghana who walked three kilometers every day to raise money for African health care workers on the frontline in the battle against the coronavirus
25 Jun 2020
The Russian Embassy in Berlin has sent out an email to German historians featuring an article authored by Putin about WWII, suggesting they use it as source material. Some call it an infringement on academic freedom.
8 Jan 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including the new Paris-set and female-led spy thriller "The 355" starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o and Penélope Cruz, as well as the French-language adaptation of Philip Roth's 1990 novel "Deception" directed by Arnaud Desplechin, plus the Icelandic nature vs nurture film "Lamb" starring Noomi Rapace.
7 Mar 2022
Social media posts may seem insignificant when compared with the brutality on the ground in Ukraine, but what goes viral is directly affecting the war and Russia knows this. This Friday, the chairman of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin railed against foreign social media, calling it a "weapon" that Russia "must oppose". This comes after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky secured a series of victories against Russia on the international stage, thanks in no small part to his internet star power.
27 Mar 2022
During World War II, one of the worst massacres of the conflict took place in Eastern Europe, in Romania's second city of Iași. A tenth of the city's population – more than 13,000 people – was murdered in the space of a few days, simply because they were Jews. More than 80 years after the Iasi pogrom, most people in Romania know little about these atrocities, and the country's far-right party is gaining in strength – as are those who want to rewrite history. FRANCE 24's Nadia Blétry, Thierry Trelluyer and Ruth Michaelson report.
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Boris Pistorius told DW that Germany is willing to work with "reliable partners" like India and Indonesia. The German defense minister will be traveling to India alongside representatives from German's defense industry.
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Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
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This year’s theme, “Navigating the crises – From 300 to 3000: How to deliver the next generation of African champions”, reflects on commitment to promote and help shape public policies that are conducive to a new and emerging generation of African companies with billion-dollar turnovers. Organisers of the event said the growth in number and size of African champions is crucial to minimising the impact of foreign crises on the continent’s markets.
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Some 200 international observers were on hand to monitor this year's proceedings for a single round vote based on proportional representation to elect 102 lawmakers.
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An investigation began into the deadly crash in the Indian state of Odisha, which took nearly 300 lives and left thousands injured. The accident is believed to have been caused by signal system failure.