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Excerpt: The German Marshall Fund of the United States

This year the German Marshall Fund marks its 50th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the Marshall Plan. On June 5, 1972 former German Chancellor Willy Brandt announced the founding of the German Marshall Fund of the United States at Harvard University. Founded by Guido Goldman through a gift from Germany as a tribute to […]

Remembering the Holocaust

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we would like to present a list of new and recent Holocaust and Genocide Studies titles, as well as related journal articles.

Does the Man Make the Motorcycle or the Motorcycle the Man?

Sasha Disko In celebration of World Motorcycle Day (21 June), we are featuring the following excerpt from Sasha Disko’s THE DEVIL’S WHEELS: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic.

Fascism and Conservation

Excerpted from Sandra Cheney’s Nature of the Miracle Years: Conservation in West Germany, 1945-1975

Fascism and Critical Thinking

Excerpted from Alexandra Oeser’s WHEN WILL WE TALK ABOUT HITLER? German Students and the Nazi Past

Berghahn’s Best-selling Books in History

We are delighted to present a list of our History bestsellers in honor of the American Historical Association’s 2020 – 2021 Virtual Conference. Visit our Virtual AHA Booth for special opportunities for discounts and engagements.

In commemoration of German reunification

3 October 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of German Unity Day. Tag der Deutschen Einheit celebrates the 1990 reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic with ceremonial acts and the citizens’ festival B├╝rgerfest. In commemoration, browse and read freely available introductions to our relevant titles on the ramifications of a […]

Everything you need to know for #VirtualGSA2020

We are pleased to invite you to visit our virtual stand at the German Studies Association annual meeting taking place online from 30 September to 4 October 2020. Please see below for information about special offers from Berghahn Books for titles purchased through our website. For anyone who would have liked to discuss their manuscript with us at the […]

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 […]