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Are you also fed up with these swastika graffiti? Somebody in Hungary had this idea: That being Hungary, I bet he has a lot of work ahead of him.
In Germany, there is an informal rule in political debate: if you have to invoke a Nazi-comparison, you have lost the argument because you have displayed that you have no serious arguments left. By these standards, Ken Livingstone, the Labour … Continue reading
When a novel becomes an international bestseller 62 years after its original publication, there has to be something to it. “Jeder stirbt für sich allein” by Hans Fallada was published in Germany in 1947 and finally got translated into English … Continue reading
With merger control, governments and courts usually try to prevent companies from joining forces and forming a monopoly that would have negative effects for the market and for consumers. A court in Germany has now stopped a merger of a … Continue reading
Last night, I attended a screening by the Birkbeck Law Society of the film “The Specialist” about the trial of Adolf Eichmann in an Israeli court in 1961. The film, by Israeli director Eyal Sivan, works with original footage from the … Continue reading
Beim Gedenken an die Opfer der anti-jüdischen Pogromnacht vom 9. November 1938 konnte sich ein Redner, Alfred Grosser, die Forderung nach der Anerkennung des Leids der Palästinenser nicht verkneifen: Man könne von keinem Palästinenser verlangen, “daß er die Schrecken der Attentate versteht, … Continue reading
Richard Iott is the Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District in Ohio. He is also the father of a son and came up with an interesting idea for what to do with his son on weekends. As a “father-son … Continue reading
Today, Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. The history buffs among you will know that the Berlin Wall fell almost a year earlier, on 9 November 1989. So why … Continue reading
Zugegeben, die Vertreibung der Deutschen aus der osteuropäischen Heimat nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, der Verlust von Hab und Gut, die Bedrohung und Verletzung von Leib und Leben waren Unrecht. Dennoch fällt es mir schwer, die aus Osteuropa vertriebenen Deutschen gleichermaßen … Continue reading
Whenever I meet somebody who denies the Holocaust, I want to punch them in the face and say: This punch did not happen. And if it did happen, it happened on a much lesser scale.