German novelist, poet, playwright | born October 16, 1927 Danzig (Gdánsk) | became with his extraordinary first novel "Die Blechtrommel" (1959, "The Tin Drum") the literary spokesman for the German generation that grew up in the Nazi era and survived the war | was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999 | died April 13, 2015 Lübeck
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trials was a series of trials running from December 20, 1963 to August 19, 1965, charging 22 defendants under German criminal law for their roles in the Holocaust as mid- to lower-level officials in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death and concentration camp complex.
The Armenian Genocide was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland in the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. It took place during World War I from 1915 until 1923.
Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory southeast of Dachau, about 16 km northwest of Munich in Germany. Opened in 1933, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. American forces liberated the Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945.
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The 'Battle in Berlin' was a part of the 'Battle of Berlin' at the end of World War II. While the 'Battle of Berlin' encompassed the attack by three Soviet Army Groups to capture not only Berlin but the territory of Germany still under German control, the 'Battle in Berlin' dealt with the ever tightening ring around the German capital. On 21 April 1945, the first Soviet ground forces started to penetrate the outer suburbs of Berlin. By 25 April, Berlin was completely cut off from the outside world. The battle in the city continued until 2 May 1945. On that date, the commander of the Berlin Defence Area, G...
On January 16, 1945 the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula-Oder Offensive and rapidly advanced westward as fast as 30–40 kilometres a day, through East Prussia, Lower Silesia, East Pomerania, and Upper Silesia, temporarily halting on a line 60 kilometres east of Berlin along the Oder River.
German artist | born March 20, 1888 Glatz, Silesia (today Klodzko, Poland) | won a bronze medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for her "Footballeur" in 1928 | died April 22, 1965 Berlin
German radio and television entertainer | born on Mai 18, 1950 in Bamberg (Bavaria) | starting his carreer as a host of radio shows he became extremly popular as the host of the German television show "Wetten, dass...?" (1987-2011) | he also appeared in several German comedies and movies | in 1995 he started with Germany's first late night show called "Gottschalk Late Night" | Gottschalk has been awarded with some of Germany's most prestigious television prizes for his work
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium.A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French, and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.
French General, Politician and Emperor | born August 8, 1769 Ajaccio (Corsica) | starting his military carreer after the outbreak of the French Revolution he became very popular in France as chief of command during the Italian Campaign and the Egyptian expedition | in 1797 he married Joséphine de Beauharnais, after his divorce 1810 Marie Louise, Archduchess of Austria | on December 25, 1799 he was elected First Consul of the French Republic | on December 2, 1804 coronation as Emperor of France | with the desastrous Invasion of Russia 1812 the decline of Napoleon's power began | being defeated in the Battl...
On 7th May 1915 the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat, causing the deaths of 1,198 passengers and crew.
The large beer hall ‘Bürgerbräukeller’ was located in Munich, Germany, and by 1923 was one of the preferred gathering places of the Nazi Party NSDAP. Adolf Hitler delivered a speech to the participants of his earlier failed coup, every November 8. It was there on November 8, 1939, that he barely escaped an assassination attempt. Eight people were killed and sixty-three injured by a bomb blast, but Hitler escaped unharmed, because he had left the gathering a few minutes earlier than planned. The would-be assassin Georg Elser was arrested the same evening and executed in the Dachau concentration camp on Apr...
Schloss Elmau is a luxury hotel at the foot of the Wetterstein mountains in Bavaria, Germany. The five-star hotel today offers 123 rooms and suites, as well as a concert hall and several restaurants. It is among The Leading Hotels of the World. Schloss Elmau will be the site of the G7 summit in 2015.
Swiss football functionary | born March 10, 1936 Visp, Canton Wallis | 1981 he becomes General Secretary of FIFA | in 1998 he was elected as President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)
Jordan prince | born December 23, 1975 in Amman | educated at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst | 1999 President of the Jordan Football Association | he was elected Vice-President of FIFA on January 6, 2011 | in January 2015 he announced his candidacy as President of FIFA
Portuguese footballer | born Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo on November 4, 1972 in Almada | played as a winger for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale until 2009 | winner of the 2000 Ballon d'Or | 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year