Oberndorf: the tiny German town that armed the world
Millions of Heckler & Koch guns are used around the globe – from South America to Syria. The arms manufacturer's base in Germany's Black Forest has made Oberndorf the unlikely gun capital of Europe. But now the firm is mired in debt and legal battles – and peace campaigners are in fighting spirit
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A response to "Rethinking German Pacifism"
In late 2013, a well-known German journalist named Jochen Bittner (his byline appears regularly in Die Zeit and Time) published an op-ed article in The New York Times titled “Rethinking German Pacifism.” It begins provocatively, “Would the Germany of today help liberate the Germany of 1944? You don’t need to tap Angela Merkel’s phone to find the answer: It’s no.”