Fifty years ago, Palestinian terrorists murdered almost the entire Israeli team at the Olympic Games in Munich. Back then, the West German authorities made serious mistakes. One of those has not been corrected until today.
The hundreds of thousands of Holocaust victims of Romani origin are not being commemorated much. The Council of Europe and other organizations want this to change, 78 years after the Nazis "cleared" the 'Gypsy Family Camp'.
Seven-Seven years ago today, General Alfred Jodl signed Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender. The Allies, including the Soviet Union, had finally liberated Europe from fascism. Today and tomorrow, commemorations for the victims are scheduled to take place in a difficult situation.
In Wilhelmsburg, a borough in Hamburg that is located between two arms of the Elbe River, people started going to bed. A storm surge had been announced. But hardly any residents knew their lives were in danger until it was too late.