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The East German Uprising of 1953 was the first major revolt to take place in the Soviet Bloc.

West German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, makes his farewell speech before resigning from office on 15 October 1963, with Willy Brandt, Chancellor...
In the summer before starting university, I sat through a German grammar course led by a Frau Junker. She split up the days into rigorous sections...

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.

Wagner's opera was first performed in Munich on June 10th, 1865.

The physician died on March 5th, 1815.