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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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Oh, sweet memory! On the Christmas Truce, by CJ Leffler

Did you know that, on Christmas Day 100 years ago, across the trenches of the First World War there were numerous brief truces in which British and German troops met in No Man’s Land? If you didn’t before, you doubtless … Continue reading

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Whose Memories? What Nation? A review of the British Museum exhibition, by Ellie Roberts

I had high hopes for the Germany: Memories of a Nation exhibition at the British Museum. My PhD focuses on German nationalism and the debates on how to foster German national unity in the 1840s, leading up to the March … 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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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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The Right Way to Die? by Nina Schmidt

Terminal sedation, euthanasia, assisted suicide – the English language offers many circumscriptions for one big issue that is being debated all over Europe. The discussion was reignited most recently by Belgian plans to make assisted dying a possible option for … Continue reading

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