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Historical Judgement 05. Magazine of the Deutsches Historisches Museum

Colonial and Anti-Colonial Thinking

In the current issue of the magazine “Historische Urteilskraft”, Susan Buck-Morss, Christiane Bürger, Pascal Grosse, Thomas Khurana, Elísio Macamo, Willeke Sandler, David Simo, George Steinmetz, Benedikt Stuchtey, Lora Wildenthal, and Chunjie Zhang explore colonial and anti-colonial thinking in German history. Their contributions begin with Hegel, Herder, and Kant, move to the Weimar Republic and National Socialism, and conclude with East and West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.

In addition, the writer Barbara Honigmann explains why the narration of history always involves the history of narration, and Rosemarie Burgstaller describes the purpose of the Nazi propaganda exhibition “The Soviet Paradise”. Jens Bisky takes a look at the Palace of the Republic, and the musician Frank Bretschneider gives an account of how he and his underground band AG Geige managed to make and distribute electronic music in the GDR. Finally, Dominique Hipp discusses the Stammtisch, or regulars’ table, as a German phenomenon, and Philipp Springer questions what people give to museums – and why.

(in German with English-language supplement)

Published by: Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum

Berlin 2023, 102 pages

ISBN 978-3-86102-231-2

ISSN 2626-8094

12,00€, plus shipping