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Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

What happened to Jewish survivors who stayed in the former East Germany after the Holocaust?

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It’s nearly seventy years since World War II ended. In that time, many historians have documented what happened to Germany’s Jews under the Nazis. But less attention has been paid to what happened to Jewish survivors who stayed in Germany after the Holocaust – particularly the Jews who settled in the former East Germany, or the GDR as it was called. Now a new German play addresses some of that history.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lou Reed's Berlin

The music world has paid tribute to singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who died on Sunday aged 71. To many fans, Lou Reed represents the dark and dangerous side of the Lower East Side in New York. But in 1973, Lou Reed recorded an album that moved the doom and gloom to East and West Berlin.

Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Sports

Olympic torch controversy

The World's Alex Gallafent on the controversial history of the Olympic torch relay: the modern tradition of the relay started on the eve of the 1936 Olympic Games, hosted by Nazi Germany.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit -- The Producers in Berlin

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lone Bech, spokeswoman for the Admiral Palast theater in Berlin, Germany. Next month, the theater will stage a production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers." It will be the first time the musical -- which pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi Germany -- will be staged in Germany itself.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lou Reed's Berlin

The music world has paid tribute to singer and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who died on Sunday aged 71. To many fans, Lou Reed represents the dark and dangerous side of the Lower East Side in New York. But in 1973, Lou Reed recorded an album that moved the doom and gloom to East and West Berlin.