The Black German

Witnessing history through the eyes of a German-African

This is the story of a man born in Berlin in 1925, the son of a German mother and a Cameroonian father. When his father came to Germany, Cameroon was still a German colony, but after the First World War the Empire was lost and the atmosphere grew increasingly hostile. Black people were reduced ...

Rights sold: France, English World Rights

As We Were Rusting in Our Harbours

Germany, Great Britain and the War at Sea, 1914 - 1918

The First World War saw little in the way of naval conflict and few casualties. The one big sea-battle, at Skagerrak in 1916, had little effect on the outcome of the war. Today that might strike us as fortunate for all involved, but at the time Europe was in the grips of a spirit of militant ...

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The Woman from Flanders

Love in the Third Reich

Her name was Adriana. She was Belgian by birth and the widow of a German. When she died at a ripe old age in a retirement home in Germany, all she had left to her name was a case filled with photographs, letters and documents. The photos reveal her to have been an extraordinarily attractive and ...


Bertha Krupp and Her Children

The life of my grandmother

Bertha Krupp (1887-1957) spent her entire life in the public eye. Following her father's untimely and scandal-ridden death, she inherited the Krupp industrial empire at the tender age of 16. During her lifespan she witnessed two world wars, the end of the German empire, the great economic ...


And Suddenly We Were Criminals

The story of an escape from East Germany

In the summer of 1983, a group of people attempted to flee from East Germany: siblings Michael and Dorothea, both musicians from Dresden, as well as Dorothea's husband and an art student friend of theirs. Telling not even parents or friends, they planned to cross the border between Bulgaria and ...


Banned - Ostracised - Banished

Women writers in resistance against the Nazis

No sooner had German-speaking women writers begun to make their mark on the literary scene at the start of the 20th century than their way was already being barred by the Nazis' cultural policy. As a result of their political convictions, their style of writing, the way they presented ...


Less Than Human

In collaboration with Timothy Braatz

From ghetto to death camp - a memoir of privilege and luck

Anatol Chari was a member of the Jewish Special Police Force and his memoirs are one of the few publications to shed light on events from this particular perspective. Chari shares his reminiscences in depth in an ...

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Margarethe Krupp: The Life of My Great-Grandmother

It is 1902, and Friedrich Alfred Krupp - head of the global industrial giant of the same name - dies suddenly at the height of a scandal concerning his alleged homosexuality. Margarethe, his widow, must not only come to terms with her own feelings, but also ensure that neither her adolescent ...


Betrayed, Duped and Brainwashed

The Fate of Children in the 20th Century

How lives were shaped in an »Age of extremes«

The fate of the children who were displaced, lost in the turmoil of war, and taken from their families by totalitarian regimes has been largely neglected hitherto. The historian Peter Hartl has interviewed a number of those concerned and ...

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Adolf Hitler – Key Questions Answered

Decades after the end of the Third Reich, after the demise of Adolf Hitler and his regime, people still ask this question. After many years of intensive research into the Nazi-era and on the basis of new, partially unknown sources, the author comes up with well-founded, concise and often ...
Rights sold: Latvia, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey

The Second World War

Warfare and Politics

The deepest division to have occurred in the history of the 20th Century was undoubtedly the Second World War. The aggression of Germany and its allies Italy and Japan compelled the remaining powers to enter into an »unnatural alliance« despite their conflicting interests.

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A Short History of Germany Since 1945

A compact, vivid and informative introduction to German history from 1945 to the present.

In twelve clearly structured chapters, Jürgen Weber describes the history of Germany after the Second World War, including its beginnings under allied occupation, the changing roles and influences ...
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