Tag Archives: Commemoration

Remembering the Great War in Bonn

Since I first started travelling to Germany 35 years ago, I have always sought out monuments to the fallen in World War 1. One memorial in particular has always struck me: that in the entryway to the main university building … Continue reading

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The SPD remembers the First World War

Für diejenigen, die es gestern verpasst haben: Alle Reden und Videos zu "100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg" findet ihr hier: http://t.co/9fvujGxh8g — SPD Parteivorstand (@spdde) April 15, 2014

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German commemoration of the Great War

This article sent out over Reuters by  Erik Kirschbaum: How is the war being commemorated in Germany? #ww1 http://t.co/wjQalwExWL — WWI: Perspectives (@HLA_IFOA) March 20, 2014 Kirschbaum spoke with two historians with contradictory positions in the Origins debate –  Gerd … Continue reading

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Office German Government Statement on its Participation in First World War Commemorations

Sevim Dağdelen, Annette Groth, and Heike Hänsel, of the Linke party filed a Kleine Anfrage regarding whether the Bundesregierung would be participating in any of the commemorations to take place between 2014 and 2018 regarding the First World War. You can find … Continue reading

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German commemoration of the Great War

How should Germany commemorate the Great War? Having just had a spasm of high-profile events, the British are asking, “are we the only ones.” There is also an attitude of “why can’t they be like us” that Americans are frequently … Continue reading

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