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dtv-Atlas World History (2 volumes)

In two volumes, the dtv-Atlas World History offers a unique combination of maps and illustrations placed alongside a detailed chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period.

Volume one covers the period from the beginning of world ...
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How Germany Came to be Divided

From the Capitulation to the Establishment of the Two German States, 1945-1949

From the four zones, two nations emerged

At the Potsdam Conference in July and August 1945, the "Big Three" - the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the American President Harry Truman, and the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, discussed the future borders of Europe, the ...


Twixt End and Beginning

Post-war years in Germany

The post-war occupation had a formative influence on both the Federal Republic and the GDR. How did the occupying forces handle their victory, what were their plans and how many of them did they manage to put into action? How did the German population and the millions of displaced persons cope ...

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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The Reichskristallnacht

Antisemitism and the Persecution of the Jews during the Third Reich

A series in 30 volumes, edited by Martin Broszat, Wolfgang Benz and Hermann Graml, in collaboration with the Munich Institute of Contemporary History.

Modern history commences with the post-Napoleonic upheavals and conflicts, leading to the emergence of the modern German national, ...