German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants the country to take in Afghan nationals who helped the German military during the war in Afghanistan.
Günter Grass’ debut novel, "The Tin Drum" (1959) made him one of the most important authors in post-war German literature. Nobody had written so brutally and at the same time humorously about the Second World War up to then. He died on April 13th, 2015 in Lübeck. #OnThisDay
Far-right group sought to trigger ‘civil war’ situation, German court hears
During one of his radio shows last year, he noted that the government had also violated some Italian and German Americans’ civil rights during World War II. “The Italians and the Germans didn’t complain,” he said. “They didn’t cry. They didn’t demand reparations.”
German manufacturing fell by 1.6% in February vs expected 1.6% growth. Worrying is that contraction started long before the pandemic as the seasonally adjusted index peaked in May 2018, with the first shots of the China-US trade war
“This pandemic is not a war. Nations do not stand against other nations, or soldiers against other soldiers. It is a test to our humanity." German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses the nation during the Easter weekend.
“Not since German reunification, no, not since World War Two has there been such a challenge to our country.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers an historic address to the nation regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
One Merchant Mariner I'll never forget is Eldon Gallear, who passed in 2016 but did incredible work advocating with @AMMWWII . Eldon has an incredible story, having been the sole survivor of the “Tillie Lykes” vessel that was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II.
German president Steinmeier in TV address to the nation: "No, this pandemic is not a war. Nations do not stand against nations, nor soldiers against soldiers. Rather it is a test of our humanity. It brings out the best and worst in people. Let's show each other the best in us."
Today in 1914: English and German soldiers play a game of football in No Man’s Land during World War I