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Are German Schools Too Fixated On Nazi History?

Germany's right-wing AfD party says school courses give too much attention to Hitler's reign, overlooking other historical periods. A syllabus offers an answer.

In Dresden, Germany
In Dresden, Germany
Tobias Heimbach

BERLIN — The Nazi reign in Germany lasted 12 years. During this period, the National Socialists destroyed law and order, unleashed a World War that killed 50 million people, including six million Jews murdered by Germans.

This history is a problem for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for the weight it holds in German memory. As such, the party is now trying to encourage a different approach to German history. Björn Höcke, a party leader, demanded during a controversial speech in the city of Dresden that Germans ought to take a "180-degree turn in political memory." Höcke was criticized for his address even by members of his own party.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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