Ursula Biondi holds her infant son (both dressed in prison clothes) in this undated photo. Biondi was among thousands of Swiss teenagers and young adults who were sent to prison or labor camps without trial. After decades of silence, they are now speaking out. Courtesy Ursula Biondi hide caption

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A young man fulfilling his alternative civilian service, instead of compulsory military service, attends a patient last year in a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. The German government has announced plans to scrap compulsory military service and optional community service, a decision that has left German social service agencies scrambling to fill an anticipated labor shortfall. Thomas Kienzle/AP hide caption

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A cardboard cut-out that reads "countdown to exodus" alerts Czechs that some doctors may be leaving the country for better jobs. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Romanian President Traian Basescu (center) and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday ahead of a two-day EU summit in Brussels, Belgium. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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An anti-nuclear activist protests against the transport of nuclear waste to a disposal site in Gorleben in northern Germany. Protesters target the annual shipment, but this year's activities have taken on a new urgency after a government decision to extend the life of the country's 17 nuclear power plants. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two busts of Adolf Hitler that are part of "Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime," a new exhibit at the German Historical Museum in Berlin that is drawing big crowds. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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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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