Adolf Hitler (right) with his foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, in 1941. A new study states that Germany's foreign ministry staff cooperated in the Holocaust much more than has previously been acknowledged. Von Ribbentrop was hanged for war crimes after the Nuremberg trials. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a meeting of the youth organization of her Christian Democratic Party in Potsdam, Germany, on Saturday. Merkel's declaration that Germany's attempts to build a multicultural society has failed is feeding a growing debate over how to deal with the millions of foreigners who call Germany home. Clemens Bilan/AP hide caption

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A man reads the Quran inside a mosque in Hamburg, northern Germany, Oct. 7. The recent U.S. terrorism alert for Europe has focused attention on Islamist militants originating in northern Germany. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Protesters in Berlin demonstrate last month against federal government budget cuts. Here, a participant's sign criticizes the government for being disconnected from reality and power-hungry. German discontent is growing over the country's leadership -- and paymaster -- role in the European Union. Berthold Stadler/AP hide caption

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Beirut-born Ibrahim Bassal poses Tuesday near the four-story-deep German flag he has hung above his electronics shop in Berlin to show support for the German national soccer team, which plays in the World Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Displays of nationalism such as flag-waving and anthem-singing have renewed debate in Germany over the country's history of extreme patriotism. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy share a joke after addressing a press conference in Berlin on Monday. Despite the smiles, the two leaders have serious disagreements over how to proceed in the eurozone's economic crisis. Rainer Jensen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bomb-disposal experts load a bomb after defusing it on Museum Island in Berlin last year. Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, unexploded ordnance and munitions are still a threat in Germany. Gero Breloer/AP hide caption

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Roy Orbison's melancholy style had a tremendous influence on American rock and pop music. David Redfern/Getty Images hide caption

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A young woman lights a candle among hundreds of others left by mourners outside the Presidential Palace in memory of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski on Monday in Warsaw, Poland. Sean Gallup/Getty Image hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate against sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church at the beginning of the German Bishops Conference in Freiburg on Feb. 22. Anger at both the church and Pope Benedict XVI is rising in Germany as allegations of abuse continue to surface. Winfried Rothermel/AP hide caption

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