The Coventry raid has stuck in the collective memory for a variety of reasons

A performance of a modern Israeli classic in a run-down German city put the world’s woes in perspective

“The ultimate demographic impact on Europe of the present wave of migration is totally unpredictable”

Shunned for his politics, Christian Thielemann reveals more than he intended in a book about Wagner

The post-war rehabilitation of Hitler’s architect was utterly undeserved

The Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s advocacy of a new Cold War has led him to use the Shoah as a tool of contemporary politics

The Berlin Philharmonic produced a discordant sound when it tried to elect a new chief conductor

“The Humboldt Forum is a spectacular idea. But it will take the right intellectual architect to pull it off. We will have to trust Neil MacGregor”

The bold, atmospheric work of a contemporary German artist

“The sudden rise of Pegida suggests Germany hasn’t found a way to digest the idea of immigration.”