The catalogue of the Deutsches Historisches Museum's exhibition offers fascinating insights into the interests, the course of events and the dynamics of German colonial history, with its multifaceted ideological, economic, political and social aspects. It describes the framework within which a broad spectrum of German, African and Asien-Pacific players pursued their aims and motives.
Germany lost its colonies following its defeat in the First World War. As a result, and also due to the preoccupation with Nazi history, Germany's colonial history has long played a secondary role in the German culture of remembrance. Examining how the colonial past has been dealt with in Germany and in the countries of the former colonies sheds light on a legacy that continues to this day to have profound consequences.
336 Pages, 200 Pictures