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Did the Nazis kill Jews with gas chambers?

The statements of Robert Faurisson plainly contradict and ignore a vast body of primary sources and academic research on the topic. Some of the documents that address the use of gas chambers by the ...
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Was Mohammed the most popular first name for boys born in Berlin in 2018?

No. Mohammed was not the most popular first name in Berlin 2018. The official Berlin statistics conclude something different. And at the very least: It seems not likely to be possibly true, ...
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Are crime rates up by 10% in Germany?

These statements are not supported by the official data. According to official statistics of the German Federal Crime office the crimes in Germany 2017 are down by about 10% compared to 2016 and ...
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Did Germany produce so much renewable electricity on May 8th 2016 that their power prices went negative?

This is pretty much true, and has happened multiple times in the past. In fact, they were introduced in the German intraday market in 2007. For example, the same situation occurred in May 2014, when ...
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Was Greta Thunberg unable to find a seat on an overcrowded train?

German trains (or more specifically, trains run by Deutsche Bahn/DB , which is the only really major train company in Germany and the one that ran Thunberg's train) take on more passengers than ...
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Does Germany produce more waste than the US?

The reason for this discrepancy is because the data from the Umweltbundesamt includes construction and demolition waste (see figure below and surrounding text on your linked webpage) whereas the data ...
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Did the Nazis kill Jews with gas chambers?

Regarding the claims of Robert Faurisson, Gas chambers: Rudolf Höß, the Auschwitz Kommandant swore in an affidavit that Zyklon-B was dropped into the death chamber through a small opening. Referring ...
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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

The blog post on ZeroHedge is a heavily distorted version of the original German article that is linked in it. What the original article in "Die Welt" claims is that there are refugees that travel ...
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Did Hitler say this quote about education?

It is entirely possible that Hitler said something of the sort, although it is rather a stretch to say it is about homeschooling. The law making school attendance compulsory was actually passed in ...
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Are crime rates up by 10% in Germany?

I am German and I have here a original statistic source, which I copied (screenshot) for easy access of yours. I hope the numbers are convincing. It's from the latest (May '18) "Polizeiliche ...
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Was the Berlin Wall Breached Based upon an Erroneous Declaration?

Practically, this is exactly what happened. Günter Schabowski gets a little folded text note that he knew nothing about informing him about new planned travel regulations. Schabowski went on to ...
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Does Germany have a peace treaty and a constitution?

The claim that Germany has no constitution and no treaty that ended the occupation is not true in any way. Constitution: Here is the German constitution, called The Basic Law ('Das Grundgesetz' in ...
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Is this colour footage of Breslau in 1939 authentic?

Yes. It is real, and filmed originally in colour, as is, not colourised later. General Edwin Graf von Rothkirch und Trach, the author of this clip, (alternative version to the one in question) was an ...
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Do about 100 Germans die every year due to risky masturbation?

Even though the article was published by Bild (which is a strong indicator that you have to check the sources yourself) and has no verifiable source, it sounds correct. In 2009, Sandra Kuhn wrote a ...
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Are crime rates up by 10% in Germany?

Overall Crime numbers have indeed decreased, but there are categories of violent crimes that have increased during the last few years. Murder rates have increased: Y axis: number of murder victims ...
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Did Hitler say this quote about education?

True. There are two claims to address: Is the quote real? Does it apply to home-schooling? Hitler did say that. It does also apply to home-schooling. It was the general principle of national-...
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Have German citizens been evicted to make room for refugees?

These cases have been well covered by German media as well, and since both the tenants, the location and the municipal politicians have been named, the cases can easily be verified and I don't see any ...
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2 % of 'the rich' pay 50 % of taxes in Germany

Not true for "taxes", not even true for "income tax" alone. According to the official government statistics for the year 2014 –– and include those a bit more who are not really considered "rich ...
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Did US corporations pay demonstrators in the German demonstrations against article 13?

N-TV has a fact check on the issue. Regarding the "so called NGO" and the offer of 450 for demonstrating: Caspary scheint sich mit seinem Vorwurf auf eine Aktion der Digital-NGO Edri zu ...
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Drop in IQ due to immigration?

The PISA results are available online. The OECD also published a summary paper which described what PISA is: [T]he OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, [is] the world’s premier ...
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2 % of 'the rich' pay 50 % of taxes in Germany

The top 20% of income earners pay 50% of Einkommensteuer&Lohnsteuer (income tax), which in turn accounts for 33% of total tax income for the state. (Lohn and Einkommen are separate here, because ...
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Can you lose child access in Germany because you made "xenophobic" comments?

The linked article references the article Rassismus und Kindererziehung: Droht Verlust des Umgangsrechtes?, published on 2015-09-24 in an online magazine run by the German Bar Association. In this ...
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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

The reality behind this claim is not that clear cut and easy to either confirm or dismiss with one word. No In principle, Germany does not pay refugees "to go on vacation in those countries they ...
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Did opposition fundraising stop neonazis marching?

No. This question is probably about the successor marches to the infamous "Rudolf-Heß-Gedächtnismarsch" which had mainly been taking place in Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Heß had been buried until 2011, ...
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Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs vote in favor of same-sex marriage?

Yes. In 2016, there were 3 members of the Bundestag who officially stated that they are Muslim. However, a number of people did not give their religion. The German newspaper Die Welt says that there ...
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Was Greta Thunberg unable to find a seat on an overcrowded train?

Yes. The issue started with a Tweet by Thunberg showing her sitting on the floor because of "overcrowded trains": The German train company responded with a passive-aggressive tweet saying that she ...
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Is COVID-19 more dangerous than typical annual coronavirus variants?

I'd like to tackle a few sets of claims/arguments Wodarg makes in the two videos: (Unknown) baseline prevalence of corona virus infections. Excess mortality / "we wouldn't see anything special" ...
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Are crime rates up by 10% in Germany?

Yes, they are an accurate summary of violent crime statistics. Violent crime was rising by 10% from 2014 to 2016.. To be clear, that was for 1.5-2.5 years ago (in Trump's defense, the article he is - ...
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Did (former) German Minister Manfred Lahnstein admit that Germany wanted the EMS in order to get a competitive edge over other European countries?

Yes. But he did not have to do that in such a clandestine, private manner. Using "admit" in the question title is a bit leading. He — among many others, it was absolutely no secret — wrote to that ...
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