modern German history

Germany’s post-war recovery was no economic miracle

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Lord Macaulay wrote that ‘during the century and a half which followed the Conquest there is, to speak strictly, no…

Is Germany really such a role model?

19 September 2020 9:00 am

The British romance with Germany has always been an on-off affair. At the turn of the century, Kaiser Bill enjoyed…

The greatest ‘if only’ of modern history... that the Weimar Republic had succeeded

27 June 2020 9:00 am

Has it ever occurred to you that the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 might have won us the war? Until…

Demonstration of right-wing ‘patriots’ in Lower Saxony, 2019. Credit: Rex Features

Where is the rise of neo-Nazism around Europe leading?

30 March 2019 9:00 am

‘Why would anyone write a historical study of it?’ asks Gavriel Rosenfeld about the Fourth Reich at the start of…

Senior Nazis inspect the wreckage of the Wolf’s Lair after the failed Stauffenberg plot, July 1944.

Why didn’t they try harder to assassinate Hitler?

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Awareness of German opposition to Hitler is usually limited to Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg’s attempt to blow up the wretched…