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Germans and their modern history

Fritz Ernst

Germans and their modern history

by Fritz Ernst

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of Die Deutschen und ihre jüngste Geschichte, Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1963.

Statementtranslated from the German by Charles M. Prugh.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20917464M

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The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Roman commander Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered.

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I am a 48 year old German, born in and raised in the southern part of the free state of Bavaria. And I can assure you, that the history lessons in the schools can`t be further away from a “We lost” mentality.

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In many ways it has come to a head with what we call Gen X, which has a measurable break from German culture in may ways and as a result of post WWII trauma.