History Stories
Why Poland Wants Germany to Pay Billions for World War II
March 7, 2018

Germany settled its war debts decades ago. So why do Polish officials want more? Read More

A Divided Germany Came Together for the Olympics Decades Before Korea Did
February 12, 2018

The joint team was a short-lived but powerful symbol of East and West Germany’s common roots. Read More

How Trump’s Grandparents Became Reluctant Americans
January 17, 2018

See a colorized version of an early 1900s photo of the president's grandparents. Read More

Kristallnacht Started When This Diplomat Was Murdered in Cold Blood
November 9, 2017

Ernst vom Rath’s murder triggered a two-day pogrom against German Jews. Read More

Why German Soldiers Don’t Have to Obey Orders
November 7, 2017

The country's military is disobedient by design. Read More

Meet the Youngest Person Executed for Defying the Nazis
October 27, 2017

When Helmuth Hübener learned the truth about Nazi Germany, he spread the word—and paid the ultimate price. Read More

Recreated Cold War Apartments Help Seniors Battle Alzheimer’s
June 22, 2017

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The Final Push to Berlin: The History Behind “Fury”
January 26, 2015

Learn more about the last days of World War II in Europe that serve as the backdrop to the war drama “Fury.” Read More

German Gold Going Home?
January 16, 2013

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