For decades, artworks seized by East German authorities have been housed in national museum collections in the former East. Now questions are being asked over compensation and the museums' right to display the works.
GDR chief Erich Honecker was often considered unemotional and humorless. Now, 23 years after East Germany's collapse, his bodyguard and butler Lothar Herzog reveals other sides of him in a memoir and a DW interview.
During the Berlin Airlift, one US pilot threw candy from his aeroplane for the kids in West Berlin. Since then, children have honored him for his work. DW met the Candy Bomber.
Acclaimed photojournalist Harald Hauswald has released a new book of rare color images portraying daily life in the GDR. He speaks with DW about working against the regime and smuggling images beyond the Berlin Wall.
In the midst of war, Hitler's deputy flew to Scotland with a peace treaty for the British in his suitcase. Now, documents which could shine a light on what Rudolf Hess really wanted are up for auction in the US.
Some of Germany's most valuable creative works went up in flames on May 10, 1933. The mass book burnings marked a turning point in the Nazis' ideology campaigns. And they were largely organized by university students.
On July 14, 1933, the National Socialists introduced the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly sterilized. Others were murdered.
The attack by Serbian extremists on the heirs to the Austrian throne on June 28, 1914 sparked what was called the "July Crisis" in Europe. A month later, World War I began.
Each year, thousands of people visit cemeteries in Belgium to honor the soldiers who lost their lives in WWI. Few of those people, however, come to remember the German soldiers who perished.