Preserving the history of three German cities that loom large in Jewish history: Speyer, Worms, and Mainz
Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner is in talks to buy the Beltway news site, which bodes poorly for employees who have tried to bully management into left-wing ideological purity
Berlin’s Neue Synagogue draws an unusually diverse crowd—but that’s been true since it opened more than 150 years ago
A new biography explores the life of Hugo Marcus, a gay Jew who played a key role in the establishment of Islam in Germany before fleeing from Hitler
The inspiration for the president’s infrastructure plan is Angela Merkel, not FDR
Living in a city where reminders of the Holocaust are everywhere has given me unexpected opportunities to teach my children about the past
The threat is real, starting with right-wing paramilitaries and also including some Muslim bigots and their political enablers on the left. But the German state is determined to fight.
American expats are leaving their mark on the German capital—and vice versa
My brother and I took different religious paths as adults, until studying different languages brought us back together
In Germany, synagogues ask whether they can say the traditional Prayer for the Country
After repeated attempts to thwart U.S. sanctions aimed at Iran’s nuclear program, Trump’s latest moves have left Berlin with few options
How I learned that there’s more to the country than I’d been raised to believe
Published in 1860, Cora Wilburn’s groundbreaking book ‘Cosella Wayne’ was recently rediscovered by historian Jonathan D. Sarna, and is coming back into print
Agents disguised as German skinheads intercepted and disarmed bombs intended to harm Munich Jews in 1986
Bijan Djir-Sara came to Germany from Iran at 11 and has become one of the Bundestag’s leading opponents of BDS and champions of the Jewish state
A neofascist lives on in his Bavarian castle
The origins of a writer’s craft, from an academic-island childhood to the self-control gleaned from a Holocaust-surviving grandparent, by the author of the new novel ‘A Weekend in New York’
Not this time, anyway. But he is leading the fight against populist anti-Semitism on the left and the right.
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