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In the Shadow of the Empire

The foundation of the German Empire in 1871 and its complicated legacy

A masterful analysis of the founding of the German state and the ambiguities of the Empire

On January 18, 1871, in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, the King of Prussia was crowned the Kaiser of Germany, and the German Empire was born. Over the following years, the ...


Less Than Human

In collaboration with Timothy Braatz

From ghetto to death camp - a memoir of privilege and luck

Anatol Chari was a member of the Jewish Special Police Force and his memoirs are one of the few publications to shed light on events from this particular perspective. Chari shares his reminiscences in depth in an ...

Rights sold: Poland

dtv-Atlas Law

The dtv-Atlas series started in 1964 with its bestselling dtv-Atlas World History. It has been widely acclaimed for its unique way of highlighting the topics of each volume in separate units, combining vivid graphics on the left-hand pages with concisely written explanations on the right.

One More Flying Start

My second life with a brain pacemaker: Instructions on how to live with Parkinson’s

Despite Parkinson's: "My new adventure is called life"

Christian Jung was in his mid-forties when he received his Parkinson's diagnosis. As a scientific journalist, Jung was able to quickly figure out what this finding meant for him. Theoretically, at least - because he couldn't ...