American film director, writer, actor, and producer | born May 6, 1915 Kenosha, Wisconsin | worked extensively in film, theatre, television, and radio | acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the 20th century | found national and international fame with "The War of the Worlds" (1938) | films "Citizen Kane" (1941) and "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942) widely considered two of the greatest films ever made | died October 10, 1985 Los Angeles, California
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.
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.
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.
German-Israel Relations began in 1952 after the Federal Republic offered to pay reparations due to the Hitler regime's genocide of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. On September 10, 1952 the both governments signed the "Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany" in Luxembourg. The German government accepted the payment of 3.5 billions Deutschmark to the Israel government and the Jewish Claims Conference.The payment was made in goods, services and cash. On May 12, 1965 West Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations. First ambassador from Israel in Bonn was Asher Ben-Nathan, Rolf F...
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...
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