COLOGNE |

COLOGNE - Commemoration initiatives are calling for a memorial ceremony this Thursday, on the occasion of the anticipated verdict announcement in the damages lawsuit brought by one of the Nazi's forced Germanization victims. Nazi occupation forces kidnapped probably hundreds of thousands of children from the countries under occupation, because these children bore the physical characteristics corresponding to the Nazis' "Germanic" (blond, blue-eyed") racial concept. In the Nazi Reich, they had been placed in "assimilation camps" and assigned to foster families, robbed of their identites and "Germanized" - to reinforce the "Germanic" proportion of the population in a German-dominated Europe. Many of these victims still suffer under the psychological consequences of their abductions. The German government persists in refusing to pay compensations. The current President of Germany's Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble once claimed that there is no "criteria of an offense under the reparations statutes" in the case of the children kidnapped by the Nazis. german-foreign-policy.com documents the "Association Stolen Children - Forgotten Victims" press statement concerning the memorial ceremony. more…

The Schenker Company had been one of the most important enterprises engaged in pillage and plunder during German aggressions and mass crimes throughout Europe in the period from 1938 to 1945. This German mega-company has been - and remains - state-owned. Today, operating under the name "DB Schenker," it is a branch of the Deutsche Bahn (DB, the German Railway Company) and is under the authority of the German Ministry of Transport. more…

BRUSSELS |

BRUSSELS german-foreign-policy.com documents excerpts from the "Action Plan on Strategic Communication" which EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, presented on June 22, 2015. more…

WASHINGTON | | syrienusa

WASHINGTON In August 2012, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) mentioned a possible "Salafist Principality" in Eastern Syria and a possible foundation of an "Islamic State". german-foreign-policy.com documents excerpts from the DIA paper. more…

THESSALONIKI | | griechenland

THESSALONIKI The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and the "Train of Commemoration" are demanding that the receipts extorted from Greece during the anti-Semitic deportations of the "Reichsbahn" be reimbursed. german-foreign-policy.com documents their joint letter addressed to the Board of Management of the Deutsche Bahn AG. more…

SOBIBÓR |

SOBIBÓR german-foreign-policy.com documents a memorandum published by the German civil society organization "Train of Commemoration" on the occasion of the October 14, 1943 rebellion in the German death camp Sobibor. more…

BERLIN/DEN HAAG | | niederlande

BERLIN/DEN HAAG german-foreign-policy.com documents excerpts from the Declaration of Intent on which the Foreign Ministers of Germany and the Netherlands agreed on 28 May 2013. more…

BERLIN |

BERLIN german-foreign-policy.com documents excerpts from the new German Defense Policy Guidelines. more…

BUDAPEST | | ungarn

BUDAPEST german-foreign-policy.com documents a "Political Declaration" of the Hungarian parliament. Hungary is one of the closest allies of Germany in Europe. more…

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN |

FRANKFURT AM MAIN german-foreign-policy.com documents excerpts from an interview with Thilo Sarrazin (SPD/Social Democrats), a German Bundesbank board member. more…