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.
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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, however, is less founded upon an idealization.
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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.