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The beginning of a Germany divided

13 August 2020 marks the fifty-ninth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was assembled in the middle of Berlin in August 1961 and expanded over the following months to ultimately divide West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany for decades. Browse and […]

Freed from Fear and Sadness: The New Germany

Michael Meng and Adam R. Seipp The writing of German history since 1945 has often, if not excessively, been shaped by critical and negative attitudes; or, as Baruch Spinoza would put it, by excessive fear and sadness in the face of human suffering. Ruination, mourning, absence, destruction, and failure are the leitmotifs of postwar German historiography. Amid […]

Meet the Author: Stewart Anderson

Remembering the Holocaust

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

SIMULATED SHELVES

BROWSE THIS MONTH’S NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, and Museum Studies along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn journal issues published in August.

A Divided Germany

This week marks the fifty-eighth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was assembled in the middle of Berlin in August 1961 and expanded over the following months to ultimately divide West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany for decades. Browse our relevant […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE July 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, German Studies, History and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in July.

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE June 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Medical Anthropology and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in June.        

Victory Day to commemorate the end of WWII

Victory Day celebrated through Europe on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces marketing the end of World War II in Europe. Victory Day in Russia, as well as some former Soviet Union republics, is celebrated on May 9 […]

German Unity Day

Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on 28 November 1989, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced a 10-point program calling for the two Germanys to expand their cooperation with the view toward eventual reunification. On 18 May 1990, the two German states signed a treaty agreeing on monetary, economic and social union. On October […]