Germany celebrated two important anniversaries in 2009: 60 years ago, the Federal Republic of Germany was founded with the promulgation of the Basic Law; 20 years ago, the wall between east and west fell in Berlin. An overview of six German decades.
The 1950s: Economic Miracle - Western Integration - World Cup
End and new beginning: Nazi Germany surrenders unconditionally in May 1945.
Twelve years of Nazi dictatorship have plunged Europe into the abyss, led to racial fanaticism and horrific crimes, and cost the lives of almost 60 million people in the war and the extermination camps. The victorious Allies divide Germany into four zones. The western powers …