The society organizes the German-American Day Essay Contest, funds national awards at the U.S. Service Academies, sponsors the Steuben Day German-American Parades in New York and Philadelphia, and develops sites like the German-American Friendship Garden in Washington, D.C. and the Steuben Monument at the Battle of Monmouth in New Jersey.
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- Head Scratching in Europe: Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish ReferendumA significant number of eligible Turkish voters living in Europe supported the referendum that curtails democracy in Turkey. That has triggered calls for consequences in both Berlin and Brussels and stirred up the German election campaign. By SPIEGEL Staff
- Opinion: The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German VotersA clear majority of Turkish voters in Germany cast ballots in favor of Erdogan's presidential system -- many out of spite for the country. The development reveals how far immigrants from Turkey still have to go before they will be integrated at the center of society.
- An Assault German's Favorite Pastime: Bombing of Team Bus Prompts Soul-SearchingThe bomb attack on a German professional football team's bus this week had high symbolic impact, and some players felt used by the demand they play a rescheduled match one day later. The events have sparked a debate in Germany about the safety of famous athletes in the age of terror. By SPIEGEL Staff
- The Face of AfD: Frauke Petry's Turbulent Path to the RightAs the head of the Alternative for Germany, Frauke Petry hopes to bring the right-wing populist party into the German parliament for the first time. How did an East German chemist and entrepreneur with a pastor for a husband turn into one of the country's most-hated people?
- Distorted Views: Pro-Erdogan Sites Take Aim at Critics in GermanyWebsites like the Ottoman Generation and Muslim Mainstream have become gathering points for supporters of Erdogan in Germany. But they are also being used to incite hatred against the Turkish president's critics.
- Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist ThreatsGerman police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff
- Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State.
- Erdogan and His Followers: Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over GermanyTurkey is divided ahead of a key constitutional referendum to grant President Erdogan more power. So too is Germany's Turkish population. Officials are concerned that violence could be the result while ordinary Germans are unable to understand how anyone could support Erdogan. By SPIEGEL Staff
- Germany's Deportation Lottery: Migrants' Fate a Game of ChanceBecause the deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Germany is the responsibility of the states, a highly arbitrary system not unlike a lottery. For the close to a half-million people expected to receive orders to be deported this year, whether they must leave or not may depend on where they live. By SPIEGEL Staff
- Security Holes: German Parties and Ministries Vulnerable To Hacking AttacksPoliticians in Germany are warning about the threat of hacking attacks, but when it comes to their own data, many are too careless. SPIEGEL reporting has determined that some German political parties are failing to take advice from the country's information security authority seriously enough.