A hotel in the German city of Hameln that used to be a Nazi jail is under fire for offering its guests light-hearted “prison parties” complete with striped T-shirts and pretend wardens. During the Third Reich, prisoners were tortured and killed there. Historians and the descendants of the inmates are outraged.
DEATH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Over 60 African refugees, including women and children, recently died trying to reach Europe when their boat ran adrift for two weeks in the Mediterranean. Western military personnel allegedly saw the boat and did nothing to help. Now the United Nations is investigating the case. SPIEGEL talked to survivors and reconstructed the course of events.
Photo Gallery: Risking Their Lives to Get to Europe
THE WORLD FROM BERLIN
In a speech before the US Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected President Barack Obama’s call for a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. Netanyahu’s move may be popular at home, but it was disastrous for the Middle East peace process, argue German commentators.
Be very afraid, the Obama administration is attempting to enforce “cyber security”, remember Iran….
G-8 IN DEAUVILLE
In typical fashion for Nicolas Sarkozy, hosting a G-8 summit with world leaders isn’t lavish enough. In addition to meeting the most important industrial nations, the French president is also hoping to make the Internet a part of the global agenda. But the world’s crisis zones, including Libya and the Middle East, will also be on the radar.