German Chancellor Angela Merkel chats with CDU General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin last month. Kramp-Karrenbauer is among three leading candidates seeking to run the party next month.
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Gert Berliner's Swedish ID card with which he eventually entered the U.S. in 1947. He lived in Berlin until he was 14 years old. Gert escaped the Nazi death camps because his parents got him on a children's transport to Sweden in 1939.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is stepping down from leading her party, announcing her decision after the Christian Democratic Union's recent election struggles.
Leon Hakobian shows on his mobile phone a preliminary draft of a logo for a new Jewish grouping within Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party, during the Jewish group's founding event on Oct. 7 in Wiesbaden, a city in Germany's western state of Hesse.
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Katrin Ebner-Steiner (center), regional leader of the Alternative for Germany, celebrates with party co-leader Alice Weidel (right) as election results roll in Sunday in Mamming, Germany.
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