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Why is German reunification celebrated on 3 October?

Today, Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. The history buffs among you will know that the… 717 more words


25th anniversary of German reunification

In November 2014 we described how the University Library collected material extensively about the fall of the Berlin Wall in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 613 more words

Historical Collections

The politically incorrect schnitzel

Zigeunerschnitzel (Gypsy Schnitzel) is usually not prepared by home cooks in Germany. The thin breaded schnitzel smothered with spicy pepper sauce and topped with mushrooms is something you would order at a restaurant. 784 more words

Stormtroopers and Sturmtruppen: How German History Inspired Props of the Star Wars Galactic Empire

     Attention recruits! In order to prepare you for maintaining order throughout our great empireand to hunt down the rebel scum, The Emperor has released important Imperial files which detail the design and inspiration of our armor and weaponry. 1,845 more words

First The Bad Change, Then The Good Change

The recent WordPress Photo Challenge is about change. When I think about changes, a lot would come to my mind, but then I found a photo in my folders that I shot last year, it’s a photo about two big changes, the divided Germany, and also the German reunification. 428 more words

This And That

Unique retelling of German history in 'The House By The Lake' by Thomas Harding

The twentieth century was one of the worst for the whole of Europe as the struggle for supremacy among different states turned the continent into a warfield where history’s deadliest wars – the World Wars – were fought. 112 more words

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The Forgotten German History

In Germany’s historic Bavaria lies the small town of Prichsenstadt. For the most past preserved since the 17th century, the town is suspended in time, its entrance a very real gateway to the past.   1,427 more words