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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

The Abdication

The decline of the German monarchy

1918 saw the abdication not only of William II, the German Emperor and King of Prussia, but three other kings and regents of the innumerable German royal houses - a unique historical phenomenon and a truly spectacular sequence of events. Conceived in commendably lucid, eidetic language, Lothar ...


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

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 ...