History In The Headlines

Category: Germany

Sologubovka Cemetery

Seven Decades After World War II, the Search for Germany’s War Dead Continues

A new cemetery in Russia will be the final resting place of 70,000 Wehrmacht soldiers killed on the Eastern Front.

brandenburg-gate

Brandenburg Gate: A Brief History

Berlin’s triumphal arch has played witness to some of the most significant moments in modern history.

HITH-Gold

German Gold Going Home?

This week’s move marks the end of a financial arrangement meant to protect German interests at the height of the Cold War.

Olympic Torch Relay

The Olympic Torch Relay’s Surprising Origins

The ritual of the Olympic torch relay originated not in ancient Greece, but in Nazi Germany.

Berlin Wall

Reflecting on the Berlin Wall, 50 Years After Its Construction

An expert on the Berlin Wall answers questions about its history as the 50th anniversary of its construction approaches.