In Berlin, reminders of the city's violent past are everywhere. Somber monuments, museums, stumbling stones and plaques dot nearly every block. "Germany is seen around the world as a model for how a country can face its past — and it has done that in a way few countries have," says journalist James Angelos.
But despite Germany's memorials, there's been a backlash with the rise of the far-right populist Alternative for Germany party. "You have politicians who are relativizing the Holocaust, relativizing the Nazi period who are actively calling for forgetting," Angelos explains.