At the entrance to Red Square, a large, striking statue greets visitors. Erected in 1995 in time for the 50th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, it depicts Marshal Georgy Zhukov on his... read more

In the very early 1920s, when Adolf Hitler was still only a local rabble rouser in Munich, two men from Munichs American consulate made a point of observing his rallies: Robert Murphy, the young... read more

By Edgar Ansel Mowrer (1933)

Describing the new freedoms in Weimar Germany after World War I that triggered political chaos and an explosion of "... read more

As a foreign correspondent, I scoffed at the notion that my stories could constitute the first draft of history. But, if truth be told, I was inclined to believe it  particularly when I was... read more

In 1923, moments before he was arrested for treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler considered taking his own life. It was a young American woman, writes Andrew Nagorski in... read more


We've all heard about Americans in Paris and London in the 1920s and 1930s, the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. But what's often forgotten is... read more


Martha Dodd was 24 when she arrived in Berlin in the summer of 1933 with her father, the new American ambassador, her mother, and brother. Recalling her state of mind later,... read more

"The year is 1938 and Iran is Germany," Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned -- and is likely to warn again during his visit to Washington on Monday.

The Israeli prime minister is... read more


At six foot four inches tall, Truman Smith cut an imposing figure, and possessed an impressive pedigree. Smith's grandfather had served as a U.S. senator, and his father was a... read more


Right-wing extremism still flourishes in Germany, but forbidding the publication of Hitler’s screed accomplishes nothing—and may even make it more alluring to the wrong people... read more