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  • ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod

    09/26/2014 4:15:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 17, 2014 | Matteo Matzuzzi via New Catholic
    ACHTUNG! As in Vatican II, the Germans seem to be Preparing a Coup for the Synod Other than Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, it seems that the Bishops of Germany are preparing a United German Front behind the ideas of Cardinal Kasper. So reported Matteo Matzuzzi for Il Foglio - Matzuzzi's title is indeed very "Lutheran"... The German Bishops have their “theses” ready to nail to the door of the Synod Matteo Matzuzzi Il Foglio September 17, 2014 The German Bishops are with Cardinal Walter Kasper on marriage and the family. The...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support

    10/26/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Amenpress ^ | October 25, 2012
    The Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support. Armenpress.am-Oct 25, 2012 The Germans could prevent the Genocide, as the Turkish army was in
  • Germans Are REALLY Worried About Inflation

    09/23/2012 2:14:31 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    TBI ^ | 9-23-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Germans Are REALLY Worried About Inflation Joe WeisenthalSeptember 23,2012Some fantastic perspective in a new article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about Draghi's bond plan, and it's potential to create inflation. This image shows the percent of Germans who are worried about various calamities.FAZ.net Despite the fact that it's in German, you can tell what's going on. 63% of Germans are worried about inflation. 52% fear natural disaster. 46% fear illness. 39% feat terrorism. 34% fear their kids get addicted to drugs. Bottom line: Germans are really worried about inflation.
  • Gov’t Archives Reveal Germans Turned Backs on Munich Victims

    08/29/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 8/29/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Germany did not even make a “minimal effort” to save the lives of 11 Israeli athletes massacred by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, according to Israeli government archives that were opened up after 40 years. The documents include statement by then-Mossad director Tzvi Zamir, who returned from Munich after the massacre and told Prime Minister Golda Meir and senior ministers of apathy and lack of professionalism displayed by German authorities. “They didn't make even a minimal effort to save lives, didn't take even a minimal risk to save people, neither theirs nor ours, Zamir said, adding that...
  • Queen to Unveil WWII Monument in London: Germans Grudgingly Accept Bomber Memorial

    06/25/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 06/25/2012 | David Crossland in Berlin
    The planned unveiling in London of a memorial to the 55,573 Royal Air Force Bomber Command airmen killed in World War II has sparked muted criticism in Germany, where many regard the Allied air raids that destroyed entire cities and killed over 500,000 civilians as unjustified and criminal. Helma Orosz, the mayor of Dresden, which was devastated in an Allied attack in February 1945, criticized the plans for the monument when they first became public in 2010, and spoke to London Mayor Boris Johnson about it. "The planned memorial triggered astonishment in Dresden and was judged critically by us in...
  • Germany rebuffs Obama's advice on euro crisis

    06/25/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | June 25, 2012 | Staff
    Germany's finance minister is rejecting U.S. President Barack Obama's calls on Europe to move faster in fighting its debt crisis, telling him to get the American deficit under control instead. Wolfgang Schaeuble told public broadcaster ZDF in an interview late Sunday that "people are always very quick at giving others advice." He says: "Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is higher than in the eurozone."
  • Shark Bites German Woman In Vero Beach

    05/09/2012 9:16:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    The woman was standing in the water in Vero Beach when the shark bit her thighA woman visiting Florida from Germany was bitten by a shark in Vero Beach Wednesday while she was standing in waist-deep water, TCpalm reported. Karin Ulrike Stei, 47, was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. She sustained a 12-inch laceration to her left thigh that left her bone visible, according to authorities. Police said Stei was in the water with her friend Brigitte Schmid about 25 yards offshore when the shark attacked the vacationer....
  • 70th Anniversary of the German Occupation of Serbia and the Kragujevac Massacre October 2011

    10/22/2011 9:34:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies · 1+ views
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | October 2011 | Carl K. Savich
    Kragujevac Memorial Park Introduction by Nebojsa MalicIn March 1941, the Yugoslav government signed a cooperation treaty with Nazi Germany, under threat of invasion. Two days later, it was toppled in a coup. Outraged, Hitler swore to "wipe Yugoslavia off the map," and delayed the planned invasion of the USSR for a stopover in the Balkans. By all military criteria, "Operation Punishment" was a cakewalk, wiping out resistance in seven days. Many willing collaborators eagerly helped the Nazis dismember the dysfunctional state. But within two months, not one but two resistance movements had sprung up, challenging the occupation, albeit in different...
  • Dashed Hopes: How 0bama Disappointed the World (NOT THE FUHRER THE GERMANS WERE LOOKING FOR)

    08/14/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 29 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | 8/09/2011 | Marc Hujer
    dpaAs America's first black president, Barack Obama electrified an entire nation. But now that the nation is in crisis, he seems unable to connect with the people. He wanted to change America and restore its reputation in the world. But now his opponents are dictating the country's political course.
  • Colorado to end Medicaid coverage of circumcision

    06/23/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 6/23/11
    Colorado will end coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid next month, adding to what's become a national debate over the once widely-accepted procedure. The change will take effect July 1. Lawmakers agreed to end funding as part of a package of cuts to balance the budget.
  • Woman sets fire to man in mosque

    05/30/2011 9:15:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Local/DAPD ^ | 29 May 11
    A Turkish woman set fire to a man in a mosque in southern Germany on Saturday. She says she acted out of revenge after the man raped her. The 36-year-old poured petrol over the 38-year-old man in a mosque in the city of Reutlingen, in Baden-Württemberg, before setting him alight. The woman was taken into custody on Sunday, on charges of attempted murder, according to the state prosecutors office and the police. ... On Saturday afternoon, according to the police, the woman’s husband and the later victim got into a fight in a room in the mosque. People attending the...
  • Angela Merkel hit with criminal complaint for being “glad” OBL is dead (Some Germans are nuts)

    05/06/2011 8:37:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2011 | Bruce McQuain
    The world is officially nuts. I’m not sure how else you classify what follows. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany recently remarked on the death of mass murderer Osama bin Laden saying was “glad” he’d been killed. That prompted the following from a German judge: But Hamburg judge Heinz Uthmann went even further. He alleges that the chancellor’s statement was nothing short of illegal, and filed a criminal complaint against Merkel midweek, the daily Hamburger Morgenpost reported Friday.“I am a law-abiding citizen and as a judge, sworn to justice and law,” the 54-year-old told the paper, adding that Merkel’s words were...
  • German-designed house makes enough power to charge an electric car

    12/14/2010 7:45:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Inhabit.com ^ | 12/14/10 | Andrew Michler
    Saw this article today from a link a friend sent me. He thought it was cool. Apparently, the University of Stuttgart has designed a house that generates enough power that you can charge your electric vehicle without plugging into the power grid.
  • German Prosecutors File Terror Charges Against 8

    10/20/2010 1:48:04 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via CBS NEWS.com ^ | October 19, 2010
    SNIPPET: "Four of them - German citizens identified only as Tarek Alexander H., Daniel P., Renee Marc S. and Jonas T. - face charges of supporting al-Qaida, al-Qaida in Iraq and Ansar al-Islam, and membership in a criminal organization. Another four face those charges and additionally are accused of trying to recruit members or supporters for al-Qaida or al-Qaida in Iraq. In keeping with German privacy rules, they were identified only as Harun Can A., Salim Mohammed A. and Vivian S., all German citizens; and Emin T., a Turkish national. The key figure in the founding and organization of the...
  • German Militants Killed In Pakistan Missile Strike (Got 'em)

    10/04/2010 12:10:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    ISLAMABAD (Oct. 4) -- A U.S. missile killed five German militants taking shelter in a house in northwest Pakistan on Monday, intelligence officials said. The attack hit a house in North Waziristan. That region has been named as the source of a European terror plot that has prompted American authorities to issue a travel advisory. One or more German citizens are reported to be linked to the plot.
  • German study claims devout Islamic youth more violence-prone (Paging Capt. Obvious)

    06/10/2010 4:04:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies · 498+ views
    Berlin - The more devout a young Muslim male in Germany is, the more likely he is to resort to violence, according to a federally financed study seen Saturday by the German Press Agency dpa. The study, based on interviews with 45,000 boys and girls aged 14 to 16, also concluded that male supremacist views and a preference for violent videos and computer games link closely with mosque attendance among the young. It compared Christians and Muslims.
  • Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis (banned Zhukov interview aired)

    05/05/2010 7:01:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 102 replies · 2,147+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/10
    Soviet commander admits USSR came close to defeat by Nazis An interview in which a Soviet commander admitted how close Moscow came to defeat by Germany during the Second World War has been broadcast in Russia for the first time. Published: 11:58AM BST 05 May 2010 The Soviet Union nearly lost the war in 1941 and suffered from poor planning, according to Marshal Georgy Zhukov in the frank television interview that has been banned since it was recorded in 1966. Zhukov, the most decorated general in the history of both Russia and the Soviet Union, admitted that Soviet generals were...
  • Granted Political Asylum to Learn at Home

    03/01/2010 2:43:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2010 | Campbell Robertson
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — On a quiet street in this little town [...] lives a family of refugees who were granted asylum in the United States because they feared persecution in their home country. [...] The parents, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, want to home-school their five children, ranging in age from 2 to 12, a practice illegal in their native land, Germany. Among European countries, Germany is nearly alone in requiring, and enforcing, attendance of children at an officially recognized school. The school can be private or religious, but it must be a school. Exceptions can be made [only] for health...
  • Angry boss radio ad ruled "offensive to Germans"

    01/21/2010 7:55:30 AM PST · by Emile · 10 replies · 466+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's advertising watchdog has banned a radio ad featuring a man speaking loudly in German and which asked: "Is your boss a bit of a tyrant?" Thirteen listeners complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), saying it used an outdated stereotype. The advert for the Reed Online recruitment agency featured a man speaking to his boss who responded angrily and loudly in German.
  • Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians

    10/28/2009 5:27:33 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 7 replies · 842+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | October 28th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    You Tube Video: Germany begins controversial swine flu vaccinationSpiegel: Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians "Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday. One might think that the arrival in Germany of the first of 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine on Monday might be cause for celebration. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be...
  • Germans Unhappy with Alternative Swine Flu Vaccine for Politicians

    10/19/2009 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies · 1,560+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | 10/19/2009
    Damage control is the name of the game in Berlin on Monday as politicians rush to deny that they are receiving a better, safer swine flu vaccine than ordinary Germans. The first of 50 million doses arrived in Germany on Monday. But with news breaking over the weekend that top government officials in Berlin will be injected with an alternative vaccine -- one widely seen as safer -- a debate about an alleged two-class medical system has erupted. The controversy centers on an additive included in the vaccine manufactured by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The additive includes an inactive strain of...
  • Russians snatch 'worst tourists' crown from Germans... even hiding sunloungers in their ROOMS

    08/28/2009 5:58:08 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 14 replies · 1,336+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 28, 2009
    For years the Germans have been the undisputed champions of holiday rudeness. But it seems their long reign has at last come to an end. The Russians are now considered the most unpleasant holidaymakers in the world, a survey revealed yesterday. They won first place thanks to their appalling taste in fashion, terrible table manners, and – worst of all – habit of hiding sunloungers in their rooms overnight to ensure a spot at the pool. Those who holidayed in Spain, France, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Portugal took a dislike to Russians, claiming they: * Took hotel sunloungers...
  • Aide: Netanyahu told German FM West Bank can't be 'Judenrein` (Wow)

    07/09/2009 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 42 replies · 1,516+ views
    ha'aretz ^ | 20:24 09/07/2009 | Reuters
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the Nazi term 'Judenrein' in a recent meeting with the German foreign minister to condemn the Palestinian demand that West Bank settlements be removed, a confidant of the premier has said. "Judea and Samaria cannot be Judenrein," the confidant quoted the prime minister as telling Frank-Walter Steinmeier earlier this week. Asked how Germany's top diplomat responded to hearing the term used by the Nazis to refer to areas "cleansed of Jews", the confidant said, "What could he do? He basically just nodded." According to the confidant, Netanyahu had encouraged cabinet colleagues to deploy the term...
  • Alternative Encryption Technologies of WWII

    07/08/2009 3:52:05 AM PDT · by Osnome · 53 replies · 1,784+ views
    poster | 7-8-09 | poster
    So many technologies of Code Encrption were used and could have been used in WW2 by both sides. David Kahn in his book THE CODEBREAKERS stated why did not the Germans, some of whom relaized that their Enigma Code Machine was far from infallible, did not adopt new dissimilar machines. Well his(Kahn's) answer was:"they did they not have another machine" That is far from true. The above are alternatives to Enigma: The Hitler-Muhle(Mill). Mill is German slang for 'typewriter'.
  • Siemens Helps Iran Spy on Dissidents

    06/23/2009 9:40:42 AM PDT · by pissant · 5 replies · 391+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/23/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    The Wall Street Journal reports on the German firm's shady dealings with the Iranian regime, which included helping the country develop "one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale." This story was even more shocking the first time I read it in the Washington Times.
  • Moaning German soldiers an 'embarrassment' say chiefs

    06/16/2009 1:09:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 975+ views
    Telgraph UK ^ | 6/16/09 | Allan Hall
    German soldiers are softies who lack discipline, hate responsibility and show an inadequate desire to serve their country, according to the army's chief inspector. General Wolfgang Schneiderhahn, the general inspector of the Bundeswehr, told the German parliament that depite their positive contribution in Afghanistan, complaints from troops about their conditions were an "embarrassment". "We have given a good account of ourselves in Afghanistan, but we cannot guarantee an all-round feel-good feeling for soldiers," said the general, before going on to detail the less dignified side of the country's armed forces.
  • The Kragujevac Massacre

    03/18/2009 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 1,150+ views
    Pogledi ^ | 2003 | Carl K. Savich
    Note from Ravnagora: Since there have been numerous discussions about "Nazis and Serbs" and "Tito and Mihailovich" on FR, this piece by Carl Savich on the Kragujevac Massacre during WWII goes a long way in shedding light on these issues. IntroductionIn the summer of 1941, Serbian guerrillas launched an uprising in central Serbia against the German occupation. The Serbian uprising spread and increased in intensity threatening the German military occupation of Serbia and endangering the German southern flank in Europe. The Serbian uprising came at the time of the German invasion of the USSR. Adolf Hitler immediately perceived the danger...
  • Krauts are Koo Koo for Bam Bam Puffs!!!

    02/27/2009 6:45:26 AM PST · by gopmike.com · 48 replies · 675+ views
    GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/27/09 | GOP Mike
    To my Conservative Friends: Did anyone catch the parade in Germany with a GIANT-sized Obama Angel float??? They idolize this guy so much is it bordering on Creepy... In the parade, the Germans decided to "salute" America's new President that has done nothing other than write checks and promise every Harry Hard Luck and Sally Sob Story a Prime-Rib in every pot with a side of mortgage payments and free health-care for dessert... If you did not catch the parade, here is the, more than weird, pic:
  • Photos Found Of Unknown Family

    02/22/2009 6:09:44 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 113 replies · 4,775+ views
    Flickr ^ | 02/22/2009 | *Kid*Doc*One*
    I found the negatives for these pictures in a box of darkroom items at a garage sale 15 years ago. I have been haunted by them ever since. I have scoured these pictures looking for clues as to the identity of this family. Now I will ask my Flickr friends to help Seems nobody really knows.
  • Two German nationals and a German company indicted for conspiring to export U.S. origin...

    02/07/2009 10:50:11 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,225+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | February 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090205boston.htm February 5, 2009 Two German nationals and a German company indicted for conspiring to export U.S. origin goods to Iran BOSTON - Two nationals of the Federal Republic of Germany and a German company were charged today in U.S. District Court with conspiring to unlawfully procure from the United States, and export to the Islamic Republic of Iran, 26 pump parts, worth more than $200,000, for use in centrifugal sulphuric acid pumps and sulphur pumps, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Iranian Transaction Regulations and the Smuggling Statute....
  • Germany threatened in 'al-Queda' video

    01/17/2009 11:24:31 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies · 712+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/18/2008
    Germany has been threatened with attacks for its presence in Afghanistan in a video released yesterday by the US centre for surveillance of Islamist sites (SITE). In the 30 minute Video message, a man calling himself Abu Talha Al-Alamani and presumed to be a member of al Queda says the Germans are "gullible and naive" if they thought they could "escape unscathed when they are the third occupation force in Afghanistan." The man, whose face is hidden by a black turban in the video, adds: "Letting me blow myself up in the name of Allah has been my wish since...
  • 1,800 Germans dug up from 1945 mass grave in Poland

    01/08/2009 6:38:39 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 67 replies · 1,484+ views
    WARSAW - The remains of 1,800 German civilians who perished in 1945, towards the end of the World War II, have been exhumed from a mass grave in Malbork, northern Poland, officials said Wednesday.
  • The Good Germans: Valkyrie

    12/29/2008 12:21:59 PM PST · by Victory111 · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-29-08 | David Forsmark
    Cruise is just fine as Stauffenberg, keeping his signature quirks and grin in check. He generates enough charisma to reflect why people were willing to follow Stauffenberg quite literally into Hell, without turning the film into Tom Cruise Takes on Hitler. Whatever problems people have with his performance, they brought with them into the theater. I suspect if mainstream media darling George Clooney had made the very same film, he would be no better in the role, but the tone of the critical commentary would be very different. David Bamber is a very scary Hitler who resists the urge to...
  • Warden Message: Yemen Kidnapping Alert

    12/16/2008 1:49:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 582+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | 16 Dec 2008 | OSAC.gov
    NOTE: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=94759 YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Yemen Kidnapping Alert CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Middle East / N. Africa - Yemen 16 Dec 2008 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 12 Dec 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: YEMEN ALERT FOR WESTERN HOTELS 8 Dec 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: CONTINUED THREATS, YEMEN 18 Sep 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: YEMEN AUTHORIZED DEPARTURE 17 Sep 2008 U.S. EMBASSY SANA'A ATTACKED 17 Sep 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: U.S. EMBASSY SANA'A ATTACK U.S. Embassy Sana’a issued the following Warden Message on December 16: The U.S. Embassy...
  • Two German citizens arrested on charges of supporting al-Qaeda

    11/26/2008 3:12:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 402+ views
    November 26, 2008 BERLIN (AP) — Two German citizens suspected of distributing propaganda over the Internet supporting al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations were arrested Tuesday, German prosecutors said. The men — identified only as Daniel P., 26 and Harun Can A., 23 — were among eight suspects whose homes were raided on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said in a statement. A 19-year-old German citizen identified as Irfan P. was already in custody on separate charges before the morning raids in cities including Augsburg, Duesseldorf and Bremen, where investigators combed through the suspects' computer equipment.
  • German lawmakers embarrass their envoy in S.F. (Germans Gone Wild!)

    08/24/2008 2:10:21 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 37 replies · 394+ views
    San Francisco Chronical ^ | August 24, 2008 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    <p>German lawmakers embarrass their envoy in S.F. Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Sunday, August 24, 2008 They came. They shopped. And they embarrassed the hell out of us.</p> <p>That was the reaction of the German consul general in San Francisco, Rolf Schütte, to a group of lawmakers from his homeland who recently traipsed through the city, leaving a lot of bad feelings in their wake after using a racial slur and choosing sightseeing and shopping over meetings with their U.S. counterparts.</p>
  • Not [No Mosques] in My Backyard, Say an Increasing Number of Germans

    07/17/2008 6:43:46 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies · 202+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 7/16/08 | By Jochen Bölsche
    The planned construction of over 180 mosques in Germany is mobilizing right-wing xenophobes but also an increasing number of leftist critics. They fear the Muslim places of worship will facilitate the establishment of a completely parallel society. ... the media reported "turmoil" and an "enraged" audience in a school auditorium in Ehrenfeld, a district of the German city of Cologne. The mood was almost comparable to that of the protest gatherings once held against nuclear missiles or reactors. Instead the outrage was directed at a huge mosque planned for the area. Still, the words used by the project's opponents called...
  • Three German tourists kidnapped in eastern Turkey

    07/09/2008 3:17:31 AM PDT · by bd476 · 4 replies · 167+ views
    Three German tourists kidnapped in eastern Turkey Three German tourists were kidnapped in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, CNNTurk reported on Wednesday. They were kidnapped by terrorists, it added quoting the governor of Agri. (UPDATED) Three German climbers on Mount Ararat were kidnapped in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, CNNTurk reported on Wednesday. The three, who were party of a 13-member team, were kidnapped by terrorists, it added quoting the governor of Agri
  • German Bunker In My Garden

    06/12/2008 10:20:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 167+ views
    A blog following the unearthing by Pistonhead.com member CY88 of the german bunker at the bottom of his garden _____________________ Monday, 2 June 2008 Background People visiting this blog from Pistonheads.com may recall that in the "Secret Room" thread in early 2008, I said that I thought I had a nazi bunker buried in my garden. Well, since then I decided to get off my backside and excavate it. Our house is in an old quarry, and when we bought it five or so years ago, the previous owner told us that there was a tunnel built by the germans...
  • East German Women And Infanticide

    02/26/2008 7:37:36 AM PST · by jdm · 18 replies · 193+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 26, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    The rate of infanticide in Germany varies widely between the regions of the former West Germany and East Germany. Der Spiegel reports that the issue has become a political hot potato, and that the suggestion by the governor of the formerly communist-run state Saxony-Anhalt that communism could be the cause has people demanding his resignation: Wolfgang Böhmer, governor of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, faces opposition calls to resign after he said women in the east had "a more casual approach to new life" than in the west. Böhmer, who trained as a gynaecologist, was responding to research showing that...
  • How Hitler Won Over the German People

    02/06/2008 11:32:13 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 47 replies · 207+ views
    One day after this report was submitted, however, German troops marched into the demilitarized zone of the Rhineland. In a spectacular move that fully exposed the weakness of the western democracies, Hitler could celebrate his greatest triumph in foreign policy to date. The domestic problems of previous months — shortage of foodstuffs, high prices, low wages and, in Catholic areas, much antagonism towards the regime over the struggle between the church and state were temporarily forgotten in the euphoria.
  • The Eternal Nazi: Watching Roman Polanski's The Pianist in Germany

    02/01/2008 7:35:40 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 72 replies · 96+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | Unk | William Grim
    There's an old joke that says inside every German there's a Nazi yearning to get out. While a gross overstatement, there is, I'm unhappy to report, more than a little truth to that old chestnut.
  • Germans converted to Islam held in bomb plot

    09/05/2007 12:35:30 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 10 replies · 775+ views
    RTE ^ | September 5, 2007
    Three people have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning terror attacks. Two of the suspects were Germans who had converted to Islam while the third held Turkish and German passports. The sources said the three all had links to Pakistan and that they had been experimenting with explosives and trying to build car bombs. They were arrested during a series of raids carried out overnight. A German radio station said the suspects had been planning to bomb Frankfurt airport and the US military base at Ramstein in western Germany.
  • Taleban 'kill captured Germans'

    07/21/2007 4:34:29 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 11 replies · 965+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 July 07
    Last Updated: Saturday, 21 July 2007, 10:37 GMT 11:37 UK Taleban 'kill captured Germans' Two Germans kidnapped near Kabul in Afghanistan this week have been killed, a spokesman for the Taleban has said. The spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said the Taleban's demand that Germany withdraw its 3,000 troops in Afghanistan had been ignored. Afghan and German officials say they have no confirmation of the killings and are seeking evidence. The Taleban has also threatened to kill at least 18 hostages from South Korea, captured separately on Thursday. Deadlines pass Local police said the Germans, whose identity has not been revealed,...
  • Germans Split Over a Mosque and the Role of Islam

    07/04/2007 7:42:58 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 32 replies · 1,089+ views
    nyslimes ^ | 07/05/07 | MARK LANDLER
    COLOGNE, Germany — In a city with the greatest Gothic cathedral in Germany and no fewer than a dozen Romanesque churches, adding a pair of slender fluted minarets would scarcely alter the skyline. Yet plans for a new mosque are rattling this ancient city to its foundations. Cologne’s Muslim population, largely Turkish, is pushing for approval to build what would be one of Germany’s largest mosques, in a working-class district across town from the cathedral’s mighty spires. Predictably, an extreme-right local political party has waged a noisy, xenophobic protest campaign, drumming up support from its far-right allies in Austria and...
  • Senate votes to study treatment of Germans in U.S. during World War II

    06/09/2007 8:47:33 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 77 replies · 1,629+ views
    WKBT, LaCrosse, WI (AP) ^ | June 9, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seventeen-year-old Eberhard Fuhr was taken out of his high school classroom in Cincinnati during 1943, and arrested by FBI agents. He was sent off to an internment camp in Texas for so-called "enemy aliens" and spent the next four and a half years there with his family. Thousands of Germans experienced a similar fate. But they were detained in far fewer numbers in this country than Japanese. The stories of the Germans have gotten little attention so far. But the US Senate took a step toward changing that this week, voting to look into the treatment of...
  • Wartime treatment of Germans questioned

    06/09/2007 3:54:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 77 replies · 1,393+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2007 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON - In 1943, 17-year-old Eberhard Fuhr was taken out of his high school classroom in Cincinnati, arrested by FBI agents, and sent off to an internment camp for "enemy aliens" in Texas, where he spent the next 4 1/2 years with his family. Thousands of Germans experienced a similar fate. They were detained in far fewer numbers in this country than Japanese. The stories of the Germans have gotten little attention so far, but the Senate took a step toward changing that this week, voting to look into the treatment of Germans and other Europeans in the U.S. during...
  • The Family Who Died for Sheltering Jews

    03/23/2007 6:27:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 505+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 23, 2007
    ROME, MARCH 23, 2007 (Zenit.org).- For harboring Jews, the nine members of the Ulma family were executed by firing squad in 1944 in their German-occupied Polish village. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican secretary of state, mentioned the Polish family in a speech given recently in Rome on the occasion of the publication of a book by British historian Martin Gilbert entitled "The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust." The Ulmas' story was also told recently in an interview with the magazine Inside the Vatican and Mateusz Szpytma, a Polish historian and co-author of the book "The Sacrifice of the Just:...
  • Report: German Lawmakers Move to Strip Hitler of Citizenship

    03/12/2007 9:33:57 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 38 replies · 722+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/12/2007 | EagleUSA
    A German legislator has moved to strip Adolf Hitler of his German citizenship, Der Spiegel reports. Isolde Saalmann, a deputy in the state legislature of Lower Saxony, plans to file a motion to investigate whether Hitler's citizenship can be revoked. Hitler, an Austrian, was granted German citizenship on Feb. 25, 1932 in the city of Braunschweig just months before he became Germany's chancellor, according to the report. Click here to read Der Spiegel's story. "If the state of Lower Saxony as the legal successor of the then free state of Braunschweig distances itself from it, it could be helpful," Saalmann...