Feature

Holocaust memorial

The week's news at a glance.

Berlin

After years of delay, Germany finally dedicated its official Holocaust Memorial this week: a large field of tilted concrete slabs, located near the Brandenburg Gate. The memorial has been dogged by controversy since it was proposed, in 1988. First came a lengthy debate over the lack of Jewish symbols in New York architect Peter Eisenman’s design. Then protests were lodged over the use of an anti-graffiti coating made by Degussa, which owns the company that made the Zyklon B poison gas used in Nazi death camps. But Jewish leaders this week joined in the dedication. “Today we open a memorial that recalls Nazi Germany’s worst, most terrible crime,” said Wolfgang Thierse, president of the German parliament—“the attempt to exterminate an entire people.”

Recommended

What happened at the 77th UN General Assembly?
The United Nations.
Briefing

What happened at the 77th UN General Assembly?

17 killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Russia
Worried parents at School No. 88 in Izhevsk, Russia.
mass shootings

17 killed, dozens wounded in school shooting in Russia

Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship
Edward Snowden
I spy

Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

New Pacific island forms after underwater volcano erupts
Home Reef Erupts
Speed Reads

New Pacific island forms after underwater volcano erupts

Most Popular

7 toons about DeSantis and Abbott's migrant relocation
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about DeSantis and Abbott's migrant relocation

New Pacific island forms after underwater volcano erupts
Home Reef Erupts
Speed Reads

New Pacific island forms after underwater volcano erupts

Arizona judge bans abortion statewide by reinstating 1864 law
Pro-choice rally in Tucson
Abortion Fights

Arizona judge bans abortion statewide by reinstating 1864 law