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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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Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

Visit the H-Soz-u-Kult to read the conference report in full.

Conference Overview:

Panel 1 / The Cold War: Master Narratives In East And West

Odd Arne Westad (London): On The Historiography Of The Cold War

Localizing Islam in Europe: Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany and the Netherlands

In the twentieth century, Muslim minorities emerged in Europe seeking work, a refuge from conflict, and higher life standards. As a result, there are now more than 12 million Muslims in Western Europe. As these immigrants became permanent residents, the Islamic communities they developed had to respond to their European context, reinterpreting Islam in accordance with local conditions.

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