Germany’s Extreme Right-Wing Party Is Gaining Ground

Ten years after its formation, the extreme right-wing Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) is a force to be reckoned with in the country that produced Nazism, gave rise to Adolf Hitler, and conceived and implemented the Holocaust. Increasingly popular in eastern Germany — where a Soviet-sponsored Marxist state existed for 40 years until 1989 — […]

Jewish Affairs

Scandalous Words

Nearly 12 years ago, in Berlin, I covered the official opening of one of the most important and poignant monuments in Germany, the Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Composed of 2,711 rectangular concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field in the center of Germany’s cosmopolitan capital, it pays […]