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A "Historians' Quarrel' about Weimar

The relationship of economic policy and democracy in the Weimar Republic is the topic of a lively debate currently being conducted in the Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte… 170 more words

German History

Welcome to the Nineties!

One should travel more in one’s own country. Because there are amazing things to discover. Like yesterday, when I made my long, expensive way far out west to Bonn and Cologne. 717 more words

Curing Vichy Syndrome

by John Raimo

Historiography can sometimes seem like a zero-sum game. New facts come to light and old politics set different lines of battle. One school of thought supersedes another, or at least vociferously claims to do so… 916 more words

Think Pieces

Terror and Raids: WWII War Bride (Excerpt III)

Sitting down slowly, the war bride dreamt of happier times. As she pulled out her pencil and paper from her desk, she felt herself lifting out of a fog. 479 more words


Making German history safe

by John Raimo

Can a museum exhibition curate itself? So far as concerns history, the answer would seem to be not quite. Here I am referring to… 951 more words

Think Pieces

Gluten-free buckwheat, once a poor man’s grain in Germany

In recent years, the gluten-free diet wave has swept through Germany like through so many other industrialized countries. It catapulted the book Wheat Belly by US physician William Davis to the bestseller list (its German title, … 775 more words

The Dolchstosslegende (Stab-in-the-Back Myth) and the Fall of the Weimar Republic

My first scholarly publication is going to be as a co-author of a work concerning the Dolchstosslegende (Stab-in-the-Back-Legend). This is a topic of German history rarely considered in the English language historiography. 315 more words

World War One