Louis Zamperini, pictured here in 2011, has dies at the age of 97 in Los Angeles. The former Olympian and prisoner of war was the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken.   Photograph: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner whose remarkable story of survival as a prisoner of war in the second World War gained new attention in 2010 with(...)

Some 112 paintings by Berlin artist Lutz Friedel are currently on display at the new state parliament in Potsdam, Germany. Amongst the pictures are portraits of former German Chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Konrad Adenauer, but also of dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler and Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. Photograph: EPA

The opening of the new state parliament in Brandenburg, outside Berlin, has been overshadowed by a row over a new portrait of history’s most notorious(...)

A sticker simulating broken glass is pasted up in a Berlin department store yesterday. Some 120 retailers took part in the Diversity Destroyed event to remember the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

It took a month – and a pointed request from Dublin – for our man in Berlin to file a report on Kristallnacht, November 9th, 1938.Now a Berlin synagog(...)

Adolf Hitler   visits the Degenerate Art exhibition.  Photograph: Northwestern University

The beige apartment block in Munich’s upmarket Schwabing neighbourhood was an unremarkable 1960s structure. The apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt was (...)

Rochus Misch served as bodyguard to Nazi leader and German chancellor Adolf Hitler for most of the Second World War. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler’s devoted bodyguard for most of the Second World War and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader’s (...)

Adolf Hitler with Hermann Wilhelm Goering on his left. “Adolf Hitler – Germany’s Führer, the worst criminal in the world, the worst gangster in human history, is dead,” is the announcement at the opening of the black- and-white film. Photograph: Picture Post/Getty Images

Three years after the second World War ended, almost half of Americans believed Adolf Hitler was alive and well and living in South America. (...)