German and European History

German history cannot be understood without Europe, and today must also be conceived of in a global context. The history of Germany and Europe is one of conflict. It did not take long from the formation of the state in the nineteenth century to the imperial arms race that culminated in World War I in 1914. Defeat and revanchism provided fertile ideological ground for a second war that began from German soil in 1939, and in the shadow of which the horror of the Holocaust unfolded. In Germany more than elsewhere, the “imagined community” of the nation was one of aggression, exclusion, and violence.


Role Details
Senior Advisor for Contemporary History and Politics of Remembrance Bernd Hüttner
Phone: +49 173 6096101

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