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Dirk Hoffmann-Becking
History of the Germans
A German history starting in the Middle Ages when the emperors fought an epic struggle with the papacy to the Reformation, the great 18th century of Kant, Goethe, Gauss, the rise of Prussia and the horrors of the Nazi regime. We will end with the post-war period of moral and physical rebuilding. As Gregory of Tours (539-594) said: "A great many things keep happening, some good, some bad" .
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4.9 stars from 424 ratings
As an immigrant in Germany with a not-so-great language skills I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn about german history in english! And the narration is just captivating. Thanks a lot!
djanardjana via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/16/23
Great detail well told
Very well paced and in depth examination of German history. I particularly appreciate that the sources are mostly in German (I assume, based on what I hear). That corroborates for me the impression I get that we are really hearing direct perspectives from those most likely to know the source...Read full review »
OttawaResidents via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/03/23
German History in English
I enjoy the podcast from Dirk for all kind of reasons. He is a great example of German humor in English - yes, Germans are funny - and the information is put together with great care and captivates me over and over. If you are not listening to this, you are lost to history. If you listen to it,...Read full review »
Uwe in New York via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/23
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