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Guest Post: Julia Roos’ Response to Laurie Marhoefer

Laurie Marhoefer and the editors of WSN have invited me to respond to Marhoefer’s guest blog, “Was There a Backlash against Weimar’s Sexual Politics?” (posted 15 November 2015), and I am delighted about this opportunity for scholarly exchange. 807 more words

German History

Helmut Schmidt, 1918-2015

The eminent politician and statesman Helmut Schmidt died on November 10 at the age of 96 and a state funeral took place in Hamburg on November 23. 406 more words



The day after opting to take a beginners German language module and the accompanying module entitled ‘German History & Culture’, I happened upon this book in Waterstones and was instantly struck by the super funky cover (judge me at your will). 181 more words


Going to town: Conference tomorrow

So less posting here than I wanted the last two weeks, but it is coming. I have been busy painting so expect a longer update on this one next week. 92 more words

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Guest Post: Was there a backlash against Weimar’s sexual politics?

Laurie Marhoefer, author of Sex and the Weimar Republic. German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis, has written a guest post on Weimar’s sexual politics, addressing the interesting question if Weimar’s progressive culture actually undermined its democratic system: 918 more words

German History

Germany's First Ladies

Considering the vast amount of topics covered by the holdings of the University Library, it is probably not that surprising that we own our fair share of literature on the chancellors of Germany. 1,179 more words


Helmut Schmidt, 1918 - 2015

One of Germany’s best known politicians. One dares to say that he was the most charismatic German chancellor after 1945 only behind Willy Brandt and closely followed by Helmut Kohl, who only got that far because he had a golden opportunity. 35 more words