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Generation 25 – A British Germanist’s perspective, by Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett

On 3rd October 1990, less than a year after the Berlin wall fell, the constitutional process of German reunification was completed. Today, the 3rd October is a national holiday to celebrate Germany’s unity and the progress that has been made … Continue reading

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A final addition to Berlin’s memorial landscape? – Remembering the victims of NS euthanasia killings, by Nina Schmidt

On 2nd September 2014, at Tiergartenstraße 4 in Berlin, the official opening ceremony of a new memorial was held. This new place of commemoration bears the rather long-winded name of ‘Gedenk- und Informationsort für die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen »Euthanasie«-Morde’.[1] It … Continue reading

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Why We Still Need to Talk About Russia by Cyd Sturgess

Cyd Sturgess is a first year PhD student in Germanic Studies. This post was originally published on her personal blog on 16 June 2014. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to work in some pretty impressive libraries and archives, being blown away by the determination of … Continue reading

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In Search of a City: Looking for 1840s Berlin by Ellie Roberts

What do you think of when you think of Berlin? Maybe you think of the tourist destinations such as the Brandenburg Gate or Checkpoint Charlie. Maybe (if you’re my age, almost certainly) you know it as a focal point for … Continue reading

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