Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.
In the early days after World War II, a few Jewish Holocaust survivors set out to punish Germans for the Holocaust perpetrated by the country's Nazi leaders. What, exactly, they accomplished in many ways remains unknown. But one survivor was recently willing to discuss, in vague terms, his participation.
Charles Krafft has recently been outed as a Holocaust denier, and one who believes that Adolf Hitler has been unfairly vilified. He says, however, that he's not advocating for a return to Nazism -- just that intellectually he doesn't believe the Holocaust could have happened.
At the height of the Cold War, a German teen decided he'd fly his single-ending plane deep into the Soviet Union to build a metaphorical bridge between the Germans and the Soviets. He landed in Red Square — and was arrested and sentenced 25 years ago last week.
Humans and apes share many characteristics and even more DNA. But we diverge greatly in the way we influence the world around us. New research, by a Harvard anthropologist, suggests it may be because of the way we interact with each other -- and not just the way we think.
Germany has long required people who are members of a church or a synagogue to pay a tax that supports the church and its operations. But as more Catholics decline to pay, the church is telling them if they don't pay, they won't be allowed to receive church sacraments.
The Life of Objects, written by Susanna Moore, brings readers inside Nazi-era Germany, where a young Irish girl has to adjust to living with an aristocratic Germany family near Berlin while Germany undergoes its Nazi transformation.
A German doctor filed a criminal complaint against a Jewish mohel for performing ritual circumcisions in that country — a practice one court found to be illegal. Meanwhile, in the United States Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics revised its position and recommended circumcision as a beneficial practice for infant boys.
Doreen Kutzke started yodeling when she was six years old in her home country of East Germany. But she grew embarrassed of her talent and soon quit. After the Berlin Wall fell, Kutzke moved to Berlin, where she worked as a DJ. Eventually, she rediscovered her passion for yodeling.
The European economy continues to struggle, but European bankers say they're as confident as ever in the euro's stability. But with Germany watching on, they decline to take any action.