Tag: germany

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Welcome to Paradise

The effects of legalized prostitution in Germany.

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The Jihad Cult: Why Young Germans Are Answering Call to Holy War

More than 500 Germans, including a former rapper named Deso Dogg, have joined ISIS in Syria.

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The Astonishing Rise of Angela Merkel

A profile of the most powerful woman in the world.

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The Torture Colony

A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.

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The Devil and the Art Dealer

On the discovery of a billion dollars worth of artwork looted by Nazis in the cramped apartment of a Munich recluse.

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Arendt & Eichmann: The New Truth

Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.

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European Soccer's Master of Match-Fixing

How a longtime gambling addict and a small band of his cronies manipulated both the game and betting exchanges from a tiny Berlin cafe, going as far as buying ownerships of teams in order to insure their failure.

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Ivan the Recumbent, or Demjanjuk in Munich

A report from the trial of Ivan Demjanjuk—a.k.a. “The Last Nazi”—who died on March 17.

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Desperately Seeking Kraftwerk

Searching for the reclusive band’s studio in Düsseldorf.

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Mengele’s Skull

Tracking the Nazi doctor’s bones through South America.

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Young German Artists Boldly Define the 'New Jew'

Creating an identity that’s no longer tied to the past.

Monsters occasionally assume a completely unexpected appearance. All of a sudden, Adolf Hitler is standing onstage wearing an Adidas tracksuit and flip-flops, and his name isn't Hitler; it's Oliver Polak. And the monster isn't really Adolf Hitler, either; it's the audience's laughter. It starts with a sputter, like something trying to break free from its restraints. But then it bursts out as if suddenly liberated.