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Cooperating with the far right, German lawmakers break major tabooCooperating with the far right, German lawmakers break major taboo

Cooperating with the far right, German lawmakers break major taboo

Emily Schultheis
Center-right politicians join the AfD to oust a state premier, a first in postwar politics.

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Auschwitz survivors’ thinning ranks</br>loom over liberation commemorationAuschwitz survivors’ thinning ranks</br>loom over liberation commemoration

Auschwitz survivors’ thinning ranks
loom over liberation commemoration

Emily Schultheis
With the demise of firsthand witnesses, history is increasingly a pawn in an era of rising intolerance and revisionism.

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Pride, shame and responsibility: </br>Confronting history in a changing GermanyPride, shame and responsibility: </br>Confronting history in a changing Germany

Pride, shame and responsibility:
Confronting history in a changing Germany

Emily Schultheis
The AfD is working to co-opt patriotism and alter the way Germans view their past. But most find the issue far more complicated.

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Saudi education 101Saudi education 101

Saudi education 101

David Kenner
How the kingdom’s schools and universities shape its youth.

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Saudi Arabia’s quiet frontierSaudi Arabia’s quiet frontier

Saudi Arabia’s quiet frontier

David Kenner
When viewed from the kingdom’s deep south, political and economic life look different than in the bustling capital.

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Rising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edgeRising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edge

Rising anti-Semitism has Germany’s Jewish community on edge

Emily Schultheis
But despite increasing threats, some in Berlin are optimistic about a new, vibrant Jewish culture.

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