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Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Badische Revolution
Wikipedia article
Article
Unter der Badischen Revolution von 1848/1849 versteht man den regionalen Ablauf der fast ganz Mitteleuropa erfassenden revolutionären Unruhen dieser Jahre im Großherzogtum Baden.
Expulsion of Germans after World War II
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Article
By the end of World War II, most of the German population fled or was expelled from areas outside the territory of post-war Germany and post-war Austria,
Expulsion of Poles by Germany
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German denial of Herero genocide
Jumah, Saunders
Article
2012
Pambazuka News
The Germans’ inhuman treatment of the Namibian delegation is only the most recent in a long history of injustice and disrespect towards African peoples. It is more than time, writes Saunders Jumah, fo...
Germany and Britain: Memory and Myopia
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
Ernst Barlach was one of Germany's great expressionist artists of the early twentieth century. A virulent nationalist in the run-up to the First World War, Barlach found that his experience of the Wes...
A Marxist History of the World part 59: The Franco-Prussian War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In this week's chapter of the Marxist History series Neil Faulkner looks at how Germany’s ruling elite brought about a bourgeois revolution ‘from above’.
A Marxist History of the World part 60: The Paris Commune: the face of proletarian revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Franco-Prussian war produced the first proletarian revolution in history, and showed to the world for the first time what a workers’ state looks like.
A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 75: The German Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
At the end of the First World War, the epicentre of revolution moved from Petrograd to Berlin. Why did the German communists fail where the Bolsheviks had succeded?
A Marxist History of the World part 83: 1933: The Nazi seizure of power
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
By the early 1930s, the German ruling class was determined to use the Nazis to make the world safe for German capital. But the fascist victory was not inevitable – it resulted from the failure of thos...
Organised persecution of ethnic Germans
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Article
Pan-Germanism
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Pan-Germanism was a political movement of the 19th century aiming for unity of the German-speaking populations of Europe, identified as Volksdeutsche ("ethnic Germans").
Resistance during World War II
Connexipedia Article
Article
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Swing Kids
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Article
The Swing Kids (German: Swingjugend) were a group of jazz and Swing lovers in Germany of the 1930s, mainly in Hamburg (St. Pauli) and Berlin. They were composed of 14- to 18-year old boys and girls in...
Wandervogel
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Wandervogel is the name adopted by a popular movement of German youth groups from 1896 onward. The name can be translated as migratory bird and the ethos is to shake off the restrictions of society an...

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The Holocaust
The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945
Yahail, Leni
Book
1990
An comprehensive history of Hitler's war on the Jews of Europe.
Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.


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