One of the most brutal battles of the Second World War was the Nazi offensive against Stalingrad where atrocities were committed on both sides and the soldiers also had to contend with starvation and freezing conditions during a lengthy siege.
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Wednesday 06 February 2013
Weeks after Bowie released a nostalgic single about his time in 1970s Germany plans for a film about that time have been announced
Sunday 03 February 2013
Kurt Schwitters, the German one-man avant-garde, was neglected in his adopted Britain but did the spadework for generations of artists
Travel Agenda: Boutique Berlin, Walk London, Vietnam, the great migration, Edvard Munch, Art Deco chic, ski helmets
Saturday 26 January 2013
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 26 January 2013
Thirteen countries will host the 2020 European Championship, Uefa decided yesterday, with each host providing a single stadium for the 24-team tournament.
Thursday 24 January 2013
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary is to be celebrated with the issue of a commemorative coin in New Zealand.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
France and Germany marked half a century of post-war partnership with celebrations and grand displays of unity in Berlin today despite serious differences over a common vision for the future of Europe and its single currency.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Forget the Europe bashing, Cameron has new weapon for trade charm offensive
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Klemens von Klemperer, who died on 23 December at the age of 96, was a German refugee who went on to write extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime. He wrote numerous books and articles related to German and central European history, including German Resistance Against Hitler: The Search for Allies Abroad, 1938-1945.
Friday 11 January 2013
He is best known for helping to create reunified Berlin's somewhat overblown reputation as Europe's "cool" city. Not long into his career, Klaus Wowereit, the German capital's party-mad and proudly gay Social Democrat mayor, described his city as "poor but sexy".
Thursday 10 January 2013
Sir Simon Rattle has announced that he will leave the coveted role of conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra amid rumours of a “simmering rebellion” among the world’s finest, and fiercest, players.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
His fond look back shows singer still has plenty to offer
Monday 07 January 2013
If the man who now runs former East Germany's once-hated Stasi archive realises his ambitions for the New Year then sometime in 2013, The Rolling Stones will hold a rock concert on top of the East Berlin building still containing millions of communist secret police files.
Sunday 06 January 2013
If Satan sported Oxford Shoes, they'd probably look something like this - that is, polished enough to reflect the sufferings of the damned, with 1,050 teeth grafted into the soles for good measure. The shoes, pictured above, are included in a collection of nightmarish objects by designers Fantich and Young. Interested in spooky-couture? Look no further.
Saturday 05 January 2013
Status as Germany’s capital of cool under threat after influx from provincial backwater
Friday 04 January 2013
A recent legal ruling means better compensation for flight delays, says Simon Calder
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train