A stone of her own

On the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht, we take a look at the most ubiquitous reminders of the Holocaust in Berlin: Stolpersteine. Meet a Berlin woman whose quest for a Stolperstein on her block led her down the rabbit hole of Holocaust history. more »

Nov 9, 2015 3:00 PM Zeitgeist 2 Comments

Michel Kichka: My Holocaust family

INTERVIEW: Belgian graphic novelist Michel Kichka opens up about what it's like to be the son of a concentration camp survivor – and the dysfunctional family history that led to his life's work, "Second Generation: Things I Never Told My Father". more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:46 PM People

Konrad Werner: German business is dodgy as hell

The German media used the week to report on the increasingly idiotic row between the Greek and German governments. Meanwhile, two major German companies were punished for corruption charges. more »

Mar 13, 2015 1:15 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Forgiving Hitler

Tomorrow, Jan 27 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Eva Kor, a victim of Josef Mengele's horrific experiments on children, will be there. Her life journey has led her to something unexpected: forgiveness. more »

Jan 26, 2015 11:30 AM People 1 Comments


Still from Mediengruppe Telekommander's "Billig" by Stefan Fähler/Tom Ehrhardt

Seymour Gris: Berlin Predictions 2014

Porn at the Holocaust Memorial? Wowi goes vegan? What else will 2014 have in store for Berlin? Seymour gazes into his crystal (meth) ball to find out. more »

Jan 9, 2014 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

"The old figure of 500,000 victims is still being pushed. I wonder if there’s an agenda."

Part two! Not everyone is happy with the Holocaust Memorial to Roma and Sinti that opened in October. Preeminent Romani scholar Ian Hancock disputes numbers and talks racism and money. more »

Jan 14, 2013 3:00 PM People 3 Comments

"I can say that because I am a Jew. They don’t care about the Sinti and Roma."

Renowned Israeli artist Dani Karavan speaks out on the memorial that opened last October to commerate the murder of Roma and Sinti by the Nazis. more »

Jan 10, 2013 12:30 PM People 6 Comments

Jew chic

So far the fine-dining experience has yet to be truly evaluated, but, morbid fetishism aside, the Jüdische Mädchenschule offers stylish homage to the Jews of present with its art space, cuisine, and historical theme. more »

Mar 9, 2012 9:00 AM Features

Amok Mama: Holocaust-based faux pas

Jacinta spent the weekend in Sachsen-Anhalt and she would've had the time of her life if it hadn't been for this one Holocaust faux pas she made. more »

Nov 21, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments