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The Spark from Prague

How the courage to fight for liberty changed the course of history

A cry went through the crowd camped outside the German embassy in Prague when on the evening of September 30 th 1989 Hans-Dietrich Genscher appeared on the balcony and announced that an agreement had been reached on refugee travel to West Germany. Many thousands of East German ...


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.

Rights sold: Romania

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, ...