How Slaughterhouse-Five Made Us See the Dresden Bombing Differently
The bombing of Dresden, Germany, which began February 13, 1945, was once viewed as a historical footnote. Until Slaughterhouse-Five was published.
The Weimar Republic: Gone But Not Forgotten
The Weimar Republic is famous for failing, but considering its turmoil and crisis, it's surprising how long it actually lasted.
Gruppe 47: The Group That Made Günter Grass
How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.
Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials
On November 20, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...
Escapist Humor in East and West Berlin
Humor in East and West Berlin before the wall came down.