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Video: When you combine an unhappy group of people with a leader who is more than willing to feed and exploit their fear with wild speeches and rhetoric, things can go bad. When people in business and intellectuals want to be on the favourable side of public opinion, so they start doing things they don't believe are right, things can get worse. But how can it ever be so bad that someone like Hitler can rise to power and do worse? Ted-Ed explains in this haunting video.

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It's been over a quarter-century since the fall of the Berlin Wall, but God has not returned to East Germany. Protestant churches, getting worried about the declining popularity of Christianity, have come up with a plan. Spiritual advising couldn't bring people back, but maybe free Wi-Fi will.

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Ankommen (meaning "Arrive") is a free smartphone app from the German government aimed at helping asylum seekers feel at home in their new country. It includes German customs and values, along with a language course, asylum application information and tips on work or study options.

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Thanks to an old-fashioned law that treats ebooks like movies, online booksellers in Germany are eligible for a $US56,000 fine if they sell erotic ebooks before 10pm. That means any young fraus desperate to buy sensual Clippy stories may have to wait until after dark if booksellers come up with a plan to comply.

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It's hard to imagine what the world was like during World War II. Of course, we've read it all in history books and and we've seen movies and TV shows showing what life was like, but it's just far enough back in time and just painful and shocking enough that it's hard to fully understand how life worked back then.

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Cheaper plastics, terrible battery life, buggy software and about a million different toys based on Disney's Frozen? It's about time that someone stepped forward and gave the toy industry a good shakedown. And who better than this tiny Playmobil version of Germany's Martin Luther who was last seen nailing his latest theses to the main entrance of the Nuremberg Toy Fair a few weeks ago.