CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of CWIHP e-Dossier 22, "Introduction to the Willy Brandt Document Collection Berliner Ausgabe" by Bernd Rother, vice executive director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Stiftung.
Pulling together 22 of the most insightful documents from the mammoth ten-volume German-language collection Berliner Ausgabe, Rother explores many of the key phases of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's political life, including Ostpolitik and detente, the early 1980s era of renewed confrontation, Brandt's relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and his work on the North-South Commission aimed at developing a comprehensive international development strategy.
Bernd Rother is the vice-executive director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation since 1999. Prior to his appointment with the Foundation, Rother has occupied positions at a number of distinguished institutions and universities, including the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies in Potsdam, the Institute of Social History in Bonn, the University of Hannover, and the Arbeitskreis Andere Geschichte in Brunswik.
Rother holds a Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Brunswik. His main areas of research focus on the history of the SPD and the Socialist International, German and European Workers' Movement, and history of the Jews in Spain and of the Sephardic Jews.