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Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II

In May – September 1939, Soviet and Japanese forces clashed in a small undeclared war that left 30,000-50,000 killed and wounded. The fighting reached its climax August 20 – 30 and coincided precisely with the conclusion of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact. Stuart Goldman’s book explores the link between these events and argues that this little-known conflict played a role in Stalin’s decision to sign the nonaggression pact with Germany, and also influenced critical decisions in Tokyo and Moscow in 1941 that shaped the conduct and outcome of World War II.

KGB/Stasi Cooperation

 

 

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 37

 

Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) 

and the

Office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU)

 

The Role of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Industrialization of the Republic of Korea during the Park Chung Hee Era

Though Germany and Korea were both divided following World War II, the linkages between, as well as the shared historical experiences of, West Germany and South Korea during the Cold War have seldom been explored.

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann helps launch Cold War “Black Box” at Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie

CWIHP Director Christian F. Ostermann was quoted in German papers Frankfurter Rundschau and Märkische Oderzeitung about a temporary exhibition of the Cold War Museum in Berlin located at the former site of Checkpoint Charlie.

The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century

Vladimir Tismaneanu, professor of comparative politics at the University of Maryland College Park, will discuss his latest book The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century which examines the relationship between communism and fascism.

OFF-SITE Workshop: Cold War Culture - The Global Conflict and its Legacies in Germany since 1945

The Freiburg Institue, in cooperation with the University of Cambridge, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Konstanz, is pleased to announce a workshop entitled, "Cold War Culture - The Global Conflict and its Legacies in Germany since 1945." The workshop will be held on 19-21 September 2012 off-site at the FRIAS School of History in Germany.

East German Documents on Kim Il Sung’s April 1975 Trip to Beijing

Kim Il Sung, Zhou Enlai, and Deng Xiaoping in Beijing in April 1975
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