Fairouz in Exile
Life as a Syrian refugee in Germany.
Life as a Syrian refugee in Germany.
Steidl, who is sixty-six, is known for fanatical attention to detail, for superlative craftsmanship, and for embracing the best that technology has to offer. "He is so much better than anyone,” William Eggleston, the American color photographer, told me, when I met him recently in New York. Steidl has published Eggleston for a decade; two years ago, he produced an expanded, ten-volume, boxed edition of “The Democratic Forest,” the artist’s monumental 1989 work. Eggleston passed his hand through the air, in a stroking gesture. “Feel the pages of the books,” he said. “The ink is in relief. It is that thick.”
In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles.
As a right-wing terrorist cell went on a seven-year killing spree, did authorities look the other way?
The double life of a KGB spy living in 1980s Manhattan.
A 48-hour reconstruction of the Breitscheidplatz Attack and the political response.
How the refugee crisis has made a lot of people very, very rich.
In the beginning, they were known as die Dönermorde – the kebab murders. The victims had little in common, apart from immigrant backgrounds and the modest businesses they ran.
The effects of legalized prostitution in Germany.
More than 500 Germans, including a former rapper named Deso Dogg, have joined ISIS in Syria.
A profile of the most powerful woman in the world.
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.
On the discovery of a billion dollars worth of artwork looted by Nazis in the cramped apartment of a Munich recluse.
Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.
Countries that the NSA has defined as close friends, or “2nd party,” include the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. These countries, documents indicate, cannot targetted. “3rd Party” nations, like Germany, are offered no such protection and spying all the way up to the office of the Chancellor is suspected.
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.
A report from the trial of Ivan Demjanjuk—a.k.a. “The Last Nazi”—who died on March 17.
Searching for the reclusive band’s studio in Düsseldorf.
Tracking the Nazi doctor’s bones through South America.
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.
As Europe, led by Greece and Ireland and followed by Portugal and Spain, tumbles towards economic catastrophe, only one nation can save the continent from financial ruin: a highly reluctant Germany.
A behind-the-scenes account of the tense negotiations, involving Gorbachev, Kohl, Bush, and Thatcher, that led from the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall to a reunified Germany. (Translated from German.)
In the chaotic days before the Berlin Wall fell, the East German secret police shredded 45 million pages. Fifteen years later, a team of computer scientists figured out how to put it all back together.