Tag Archives: Germanys

Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves The memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp in central Germany stepped up security this week after some visitors went sledding on graves, the latest example of violations that have happened at former Nazi camps in recent years. The episode at Buchenwald, where tens …

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Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98

Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98

Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98 Helga Weyhe, Germany’s Oldest Bookseller, Dies at 98 BERLIN — After Helga Weyhe locked up her bookstore in the town of Salzwedel, Germany, each evening, she would make her usual commute — a trudge to the apartment upstairs. She had been making the same trip since World War II, just as her …

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Trump, U.K. Universities, Germany’s Far-Right: Your Wednesday Briefing

Trump, U.K. Universities, Germany’s Far-Right: Your Wednesday Briefing

Trump, U.K. Universities, Germany’s Far-Right: Your Wednesday Briefing Trump, U.K. Universities, Germany’s Far-Right: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the fallout from President Trump’s illness, coronavirus outbreaks in British universities and hundreds of episodes of far-right extremism in Germany’s security services. Trump’s illness introduces more chaos into the campaign …

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Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger

Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger

Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger BERLIN — They called him the “Führer of Berlin.” Ingo Hasselbach had been a clandestine neo-Nazi in communist East Berlin, but the fall of the Berlin Wall brought him out of the shadows. He connected with western extremists in the unified city, …

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Germany’s Far Right, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing

Germany’s Far Right, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing

Germany’s Far Right, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing Germany’s Far Right, ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the rise of coronavirus cases in Spain, the arrest of the hero of “Hotel Rwanda” and the growing anger of Germany’s far-right fringe. A second wave of coronavirus …

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Germany’s Far-Right Party Wins Suit Against Interior Minister

Germany’s Far-Right Party Wins Suit Against Interior Minister

Germany’s Far-Right Party Wins Suit Against Interior Minister Germany’s Far-Right Party Wins Suit Against Interior Minister BERLIN — Germany’s highest court ruled in favor of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in its case against the country’s sitting interior minister on Tuesday, a symbolic victory for the populist party that has been steadily losing support in recent months as the …

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Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis

Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis

Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis BERLIN — Outside Germany’s Parliament building, a vegan celebrity cook grabbed the mic and shouted that he was “ready to die” to stop self-serving elites from using the pandemic to topple the world order. Some distance away, a group of women discussed how Bill Gates was plotting to …

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Germany’s ‘R-Naught’: Are Three Days Over 1.0 Cause for Worry?

Germany’s ‘R-Naught’: Are Three Days Over 1.0 Cause for Worry?

Germany’s ‘R-Naught’: Are Three Days Over 1.0 Cause for Worry? Germany’s ‘R-Naught’: Are Three Days Over 1.0 Cause for Worry? BERLIN — When Chancellor Angela Merkel explained “R-naught,” or the reproduction variable, for the coronavirus during a news conference last month, she identified 1.0 as a key threshold. If the R-naught in Germany remained below 1.0, she said, it would …

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Germany’s Bundesliga to Return May 16

Germany’s Bundesliga to Return May 16

Germany’s Bundesliga to Return May 16 Germany’s Bundesliga to Return May 16 LONDON — The eyes of the soccer world will be on Germany next Saturday. After weeks of planning and nervous negotiations, the Bundesliga has finally been cleared to return, the first of soccer’s major leagues to try and mount a comeback from coronavirus-induced global sporting stoppage. There is …

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Germany’s Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal Life

Germany’s Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal Life

Germany’s Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal Life Germany’s Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal Life BERLIN — Germany was a leader in the West in taking on the coronavirus pandemic, and then a leader in the calibrated restarting of public life. On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel had a hopeful message for the nation: The experiment …

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