The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose)

The history of this war has left a wide stain in the collective memory of the world: Germans of 1942 are almost entirely associated with hatred, with Nazism, with Gestapo and with the SS. With cruelty to Jews. With the Hitler Youth. Very few people, however, remember those who broke through barriers of loathing throughout…

Irony of the Ampelmann

These Ampelmännchen can now be found all over Germany. How is it that something that was once so clearly associated with the DDR and its communist past came to represent the entire country? In 1990, after a peaceful reunification of Germany, there were some growing pains. After nearly half a century of being divided between…