Using the life and posthumous legacy of Frederick the Great as its central theme, this episode covers some of the most notable political, social and cultural movements to emerge within Berlin over the past two centuries.
Turning to look at the legacy which history has placed upon the people of Berlin – and that which Berliners themselves have offered in turn – this episode charts the tumultuous eras which the city has endured, for good or ill, through the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.
...Francis’ decision to give historians early access to documentation on Pius XII (which should have remained sealed in the Vatican archives until 2028), this comprehensive account of the nexus between the Holy See, Rome and Berlin contains newly unearthed information.
Hertwig and Ellerbrock asked staff at the Stasi archive what proportion of people who had files consulted them ...Nobody knows exactly how many files there are – only that before they were divided up between the Berlin central office and 12 regional branches of the national archives last year, they filled nearly 70 miles (111km) of shelf.
Moreover, both Rome and Berlin in several cases tried to convince a Nazi government in Zagreb to stop with the policy of genocide but in vain ...Today, it is much more reliable to consult German and Italian sources on the NDH than the archival material from the Yugoslav archives.
On the 33rd anniversary of the fall of the BerlinWall on Nov ... The Berlin Wall became the iconic symbol of the Cold War, supposedly proving the superiority of capitalism over communism ... The Western media will soon be revving up their propaganda motors to solemnize the 50th anniversary of the erecting of the Berlin Wall, August 13, 1961.
The Scholz caravan went to Beijing to lay down the preparatory steps for working out a peace deal with Russia, with China as privileged messenger ... Arguably there are Top Two dates in the whole process ... https.//strategic-culture.org/news/2022/11/04/berlin-goes-to-beijing-the-real-deal. Pepe EscobarArchive ... https.//EarthNewspaper.com/Subscribe ... ....
Where East Germans used to have free access to WestBerlin, they’re now unable to cross the barrier that gets tougher to get over every day ... A West Berlin bus drives by the Wall that blocks off part of the intersection ... West Berlin citizens look on as the Wall continues to take shape ... “I’m a Berliner,” the FDJ boy says with pride.
While the BerlinBauhaus museum is currently closed for a major renovation, the temporary Bauhaus archive – situated in the listed Haus Hardenberg, built in the mid-50s but owing a heavy debt to the utilitarianism and experimentation of the initial school – offers a condensed guide to this movement through an immersive interactive exhibition.
Ironically, as Soviet armies advanced on Berlin almost 80 years ago, it was Nazi Germany that was drafting old men and children into the Volkssturm ("people's militia") in a futile last-ditch effort to stave off defeat ...GermanFederalArchive ... German Federal Archive.