The fall of the Berlin Wall was as much about beginnings as it was about endings. Out of the rubble came a new hope: techno music.
The East German Uprising of 1953 was the first major revolt to take place in the Soviet Bloc.
How did Germany’s postwar politicians deal with the legacy of Nazism and defeat?
Though fast-faced and refreshingly different, this short study of Germany is more political manifesto than historical analysis.
As Holocaust survivors die, new approaches are required to tell their history, as shown in this unsentimental, emphatic account of the inhabitants of a Berlin street.
In the interwar period, France and Germany worked towards an integrated Europe.
Looking beyond the usual rogues’ gallery of historical figures can help us to better understand the past.
The popularity of Goethe’s novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, was blamed for a spate of suicides. It set a trend for manufactured outrage that is with us still.
Peter Schröder highlights key publications on Germany’s contribution to the history of ideas from the Enlightenment to the present day.
The archetypal image of the Weimar Republic is one of political instability, economic crisis and debauched hedonism. Colin Storer challenges the clichéd view of the Republic as a tragic failed state.