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.
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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?
Although adolescents label the GDR as a repressive and undemocratic system, the classification as a dictatorship is clearly less decided. This is less founded…
On October 13, 1977, four Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Lufthansa aircraft “Landshut” on its flight from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt am Main.
Unconcerned minds may fall prey to the idea – quite appropriate for a first intuition – that the Reformation jubilee has something to do with historical reassessment.
The bombing of Dresden in 1945 has been interpreted as a barbarian destruction of an “innocent city” – until today. The “Monument” by the Syrian-German artist, M. Halbouni, challenges this remembrance.
“When historical dates are meaningless in history lessons” – this is the headline of a polemic article “Die Welt” has recently published to argue against the new history curriculum in Saxony-Anhalt.
One particular field has, until now, been omitted: history theater. Here, the simulation of the past encounters its deconstruction–therefore it should become a field of research for public history.