The Second World War began in September 1939 with Germany’s invasion of Poland. It was here that the demonic violence of the racial-ideological war of annihilation in Central and Eastern Europe became apparent for the first time, bringing immeasurable suffering to the country’s people.
Antarctica has a major role in the global climate system and marine ecosystems. In more than 40 research stations operating throughout the year scientists work on projects ranging from routine monitoring to basic research.
More than seven decades after the end of World War II, antisemitism and Holocaust denial are rising again. The US and Germany are therefore establishing a Holocaust dialogue, with the intention of working together to preserve the memory of the immeasurable suffering and horror of the Holocaust.
Germany took over the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for the first time at the beginning of March 2020. Today, as the chairmanship passes to Greece, we look back on the last year.
Today’s World Humanitarian Day shines a spotlight on humanitarian aid workers. The day commemorates a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad 17 years ago that claimed the lives of 22 UN staff members.
2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the liberation of the concentration camps. This anniversary year, Germany will for the first time hold the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).