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1968

Student Revolt and Global Protest

The year 1968 stands for an entire decade of rebellion. All around the globe young people took to the streets in their hundreds of thousands. Norbert Frei traces the roots of this worldwide revolution, marking the differences in what triggered unrest amongst an entire generation: in Germany it ...

Rights sold: Denmark, Hungary, Arab lanuage

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 ...


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 ...


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, ...