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International conference on contemporary German history at the Federal Foreign Office

22.11.2010

The twentieth anniversaries of German unification and of the fall of the Berlin Wall have fuelled growing interest in contemporary German history. Debate has focused on issues such as the history of the Federal Republic, the state of Germany’s engagement with the GDR past, and the extent to which a post-war historiography from a unified German perspective is possible.

At the Federal Foreign Office on 24 November 2010 historians from Western Europe will discuss with their German colleagues these and other issues related to “Post-1945 German history: The state of research from a Western European perspective”. Academics, journalists and interested members of the public are all welcome to attend the international conference, which has been organized by the Foundation for German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA) and the Federal Foreign Office.

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