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Aug 21, 2017 7:30pm PDT
benefit the elderly of the village where he'd initially been the enemy. reporter: george carson remembers the german as a friendly older gentleman who always enjoyed coming back to heinrich george: heinrich always said that he was very, very glad that he was captured by the scots and not, say, the australians or the canadians. he might not have fared quite so well had he been captured by somebody else. and it probably saved his life. he said himself that he might not have survived the war otherwise, had he not been captured when he was. reporter: heinrich steinmeyer was 19 years old and in the notorious s.s. when a scottish battalion took him prisoner in normandy in 1944. he was taken to the cultybraggan camp on the edge of the highlands, which held 4000 prisoners of war. at first, the villagers were wary of their neighbors. these were men representing the nazi regime that the allies were fighting against, and which at one point had threatened to invade britain. but some of the p.o.w.'s would soon win the villagers' trust. laura: when they got off the train, they sang. and this
May 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT
george soros in hungary's capital budapest has found itself on the front line of this culture clash. reporter: "why do you fear education?" their banner asks. gaspar bekes and his fellow students have organized some of the most vocal protests in years against victor orban's right-wing populist government. in budapest, tens of thousands demonstrated against a new law which threatens the very existence of the ceu, the joint hungarian-american university. mr. bekes: it is very special and i am very humbled that so many people came to support this cause. it is obviously more than the ceu -- about academic freedom in general. and i am really happy that people consider knowledge to be something worth protecting, and worth taking to the streets and worth protesting for. reporter: gaspar really should be studying and writing term papers. but right now he's more concerned about the fate of his university. mr. bekes: i feel very much infringed upon, my basic rights to have a quality education. and this university is a very close-knit community, as i've said. so if they pull our university fro
Dec 21, 2015 6:30pm PST
ends. this is georg zakrajsek's first aid kit. he instructs holders of firearm certificates like elisabeth keyl. every five years, they're required to take a refresher course. zakrajsek is one of austria's leading gun lobbyists. politically, he tends to the far right. he says austrians have no other choice but to arm themselves. georg: the fact is, our borders are open. we don't know who's coming in. we don't know what kind of people they are, where they come from or what they've got in their backpacks and bags. nobody checks. they say there are spot checks on the border. if someone comes along with three hand grenades, they just take them away and send him on his way. >> we ask him where he got his information. georg: many of our members belong to the police force and quite a few are in the military, and i hear it from them. they're reliable sources. >> the information could not be verified. but it can be confirmed that misinformation is being spread deliberately and massively through the social media. hate speech and blatant falsehoods are posted to stoke popular fears. reports
Apr 4, 2015 6:00pm PDT
the end for the police box. georg: thanks a lot for taking me through the air of police boxes from the beginning at trafalgar square to the end here at earls court. antony: i hope you are not under too much surveillance as you go around. reporter: unlikely. 20 years ago the british government act a major expansion of the cctv network, but now funds are being cut and cameras shut off. studies found that cctv had little effect on crime deterrence, other than car crimes, tells me david mery, spokesperson for no-cctv. nevertheless, the system is being upgraded. david: instead of having all of these old cctv cameras they are replacing them with much cheaper cameras which are higher in resolution, wireless, internet-based, so they can control the remotely -- them remotely and share the much more easily. reporter: already police forces in the u.k. have access to an extensive automatic number plate recognition network initially intended for collecting a congestion fee. now they can track all car movements and with face recognition software, david warns, they could also track people. >> to be w
Sep 17, 2016 6:00pm PDT
their borders are too open. >> doris and georg kirsch from germany are about to close the deal of a lifetime, here in this village south of hungary's lake balaton. doris and georg kirsch have just bought a house. they're not planning to return to germany. >> i was scared in germany. >> you were afraid? of what? >> of the young men coming to germany. >> no one minds when families go to germany. everyone understands when it's families with children. we haven't been in germany for a while, but on tv we saw that there aren't many families with children going there. instead it's all those young men. >> they say their friends in germany would like to leave as well, but most don't have the savings to leave. they're on the way to their new home. >> she's walking between those trees over there. you'll see her in a moment. >> she could be a hungarian muslim. look, you can see her now. but she looks more like she's indian, or something like that. there aren't many muslims in hungary. only about 1% or 2% of the population. >> they say they feel safe in hungary. for years, hungary's been a popul
Apr 18, 2017 12:30am PDT
: it's a steep climb to reach the st. georg hermitage high above the austrian town of saalfelden. thomas fieglmuller knows this path like the back of his hand. he trod it many times when he lived in the hermitage. he was first a priest, then became a psychotherapist. until he was drawn to the remote cliffside. mr. fieglmuller: an avalanche, possibly with rocks, has obviously destroyed part of this fence and swept away big portions of the ground. reporter: winter up in the mountains can be dangerous. the st. georg hermitage is inhabited only during the summer months. it's an almost 400-year long tradition. fieglmuller lived here, too. now, he's returned to help select a successor. he's overcome with nostalgia when he reaches the modest living quarters. mr. fieglmuller: this here is the bedroom. it's a very simple bed with a drawer underneath for the bedding. and here is the rope for ringing the bell. reporter: the hermitage, perched atop a steep cliff, affords a stunning view. the original hermits selected a beautiful spot to establish their cloister. mr. fieglmuller: you get to leave the
Jun 29, 2015 6:30pm PDT
policies are the target of george's unorthodox church, and that benefits russia. >> one of them is the orthodox belief. another is the common historical past. reporter: the outpouring of support they get on facebook shows they are not alone. >> belgium is at the center of a veritable history as people celebrate the 200th anniversary of the battle of waterloo. in 1815 this is the battle that changed european history. to mark the anniversary, thousands of enthusiasts feverishly preparing for a week of playacting. one of the clashes leading up to the decisive one at waterloo. >> this could be what is sure looked like 200 years ago in a small town in belgium. the threat of an attack by napoleon's army hung over the prussian troops ever allies. >> they weren't in great shape. they didn't have any tens. reporter: these 1500 military history fans are here to reenact a battle. a truck driver came from germany on foot. >> if you end up battling a stronger army you don't stand a chance. be -- he would be taken prisoner or you die. >> the french troops defeated the prussian army. >> we will win.
Nov 26, 2016 6:00pm PST
for europe? georg matthes went to brussels to find answers. >> the world in brussels has been turned upside down by this man. but top e.u. officials, for instance here in the european commission, are determined to put europe back on its feet. >> maybe this is the right chance for us to realize the power we have, the role we should play and this can be based only in a united confident e.u. so i see this also as an opportunity for europeans to come together in a much stronger way. >> is there a silver lining or is thee.u. -- the e.u. just putting on a brave face? that is what i asked e.u. expert roland freudenstein. >> this line of thinking was the same in case of brexit, in case of the refugee crisis in case of the financial crisis. we always thought there was going to be an external jolt and it would galvanize us into action and then we would come together as one. well, we didn't. >> so what about trump's team, i wonder. could they have a positive impact on him? >> that's the big hope. look, i talked to a couple of his advisers in july. basically the whole foreign policy team consist
Jun 25, 2016 6:00pm PDT
part of the puzzle belongs: in the eu. georg: in? francesca:yes, definitely. >> a good bit of irish dancing here to get me back in touch with my irish roots. london has one of the largest irish communities in the world. this referendum is not only about england leaving the european union, it is about the whole of the u.k. leaving. that includes ireland. now, when my grandfather left belfast, the region was a warzone. and i can remember myself the bombings here in england as part of that conflict. today, though, northern ireland is more peaceful than it's been for years. and some say that's partly thanks to the eu. but there are very real fears could be under threat if the u.k. votes to leave the european union. barry cullen, sales manager for a duck farm, is making his daily rounds. as a native of northern ireland, he's feeling a bit worried these -- a bit concerned these days. he is worried that if britain were to leave the eu, it could have negative consequences for the farm -- which lies right on the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. the farm, might end
Aug 13, 2016 6:00pm PDT
lebanon, and george, from aleppo in syria, want to start a new life here, waik's son interprets. they both volunteered for the nagorno-karabakh defense army and fought against the azeris. arsen, the mayor, is happy to see newcomers, like radsh, who lost his farm and threshing machine in syria and now has to start all over. >> yes, many peope are coming now. >> they've fled the war in syria for an embattled conflict zone in the caucasus. here, at the mayor's house, they say fighting for their own land gives them an edge over invaders. all l l ree say they had relatis who were victims of the armenian genocide. do they believe in a peaceful solution to the conflict with their muslim neighbors, with azerbaijan and its backer turkey? >> no. our wounds are still open after all the blood they spilled in the genocide. our wounds have not yet healed. >> the frontline is quiet. a ceasefire was agreed some weeks ago. but the calm is tense. both sides are still buying modern weapons from russia. but there's also an agreement that could lead to peace. five occupied areas in nagorno-karabach
Oct 20, 2017 11:30pm CEST
the story in so. it's all about george chance to discover the world from different perspectives. join us and inspired by distinctive instagram others. d.w. stories new topics each week on instagram. how to cover more than just one reality. where i come from we have a transatlantic way of looking at things that's because my father is from germany my mother is from the united states of america and so i realized fairly early that it makes sense to explain different realities. and now here at the heart of the european union in brussels we have twenty eight different realities and so i think people are really looking for any journalist they can trust for them to make sense of. pride in his box office and i work at u.w. . frankfurt. international gateway to the best connection self and road and rail. located in the heart of europe you are connected to the whole world. experience outstanding shopping and dining office and try our services. bialik gassed at frankfurt airport city managed by for. spanish prime minister mariano hoyt says his government has reached a critical point as it sixty's
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