Giles Macdonogh

Underrated: German humour

Defending a nation often accused of entirely lacking a lighter side

The art of survival in Nazi Germany

Artists in the Third Reich swiftly learnt to adapt to Hitler’s traditionalist cultural diktats

Resurrected by Thomas Cook

The Oberammergau Passion Play, put on once a decade, has been a community effort for over 400 years

Death’s Heads

Christian Ingrao's analysis of university-educated SS members is dense but compelling, drawing blurred lines that demarcate good and evil

In Search of Vienna’s Vanished Jewish Elite

The gentile owner of the Austrian capital’s leading tailor is tracing the genealogy of the Jewish patricians who fell victim to the Nazis

The Man Who Flew Too High

Demagogue and darling of Austria's far-Right, Jörg Haider had power within his grasp. Why couldn't he seal the deal?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"