Three decades after reunification, Germany is again debating differences between East and West. The Treuhand is a symbol. Historians could help by shaping new perspectives and narratives.
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Reading German newspapers on November 9, often called the “German Day of Fate” on a train offers the opportunity to follow some loose thoughts on Public History and Historical Culture.
Should yet another monument in Berlin commemorate the Polish victims of the Second World War; in this case Polish citizens who suffered and died during the last war at the hands of German occupants?
The new coalition agreement was closely examined with a view to so-called future issues. But it is also noteworthy with regard to Public History – and to the historical classification of the present.
As part of marketing strategies, multinational corporations do not forego staging their history. It is permanently available on the company’s own websites as an individual unique selling proposition.
In recent years, public history scandals have repeatedly occurred in the German Armed Forces. These scandals consisted of the fact that young men were actively referring to the traditions and symbols of the National Socialist Wehrmacht.
When you try to free the Heimat from processes of historical transformation by just insisting on its history, then Heimat becomes a connotation that seeks to preserve something that has never existed.
With “Enterprise Reichspark”, a famous youngish German comedian has once again triggered a debate about fake or reality. Is the project of a historical theme park on National Socialism possible or is it even real?