As "American Sniper" divides US society, Germany is befuddled, as always, by the unbridled patriotism of their North American friends. Here, the military isn't a source of pride, and combat deaths aren't talked about.
The dispute over the medieval Guelph Treasure has been taken to a US court after Germany said the Nazis didn't steal it. While DW's Sarah Hofmann says the lawsuit is understandable - the works should remain in Germany.
Germany on trial? Heirs of the Jewish art dealers that sold the medieval Guelph Treasure to the Nazis have brought their claim to a US court. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation president refutes the claim.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
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