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German History

October 3: Germany Pays Off World War I Debt

On the very day Germany celebrates the 20th anniversary of re-unification, the country will also have paid off its obligations resulting from the treaty of Versailles after World War I. To read more about this, click here(an English article by the magazine Der Spiegel) and here (an article in Salon.com).

Fareed Zakaria on CNN has a nice short video about the final payment and what it means viewed from a historical perspective.


About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.


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