EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE ON GERMANY
History for all, and for all some fun
Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today. But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after? Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa? Did you know that Queen Louise of Prussia was a symbol of resistance against Napoleon? Join us as we discuss the history of Germany and turn it from dry tales into relatable and personal stories of people not so different from you or me. This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.
The episodes are supposed to be listened to in order so make sure to start with episode 1 and work your way through up to the newest episode. I hope you enjoy as we explore the center of Europe.
NEWS FOR PODCAST ON GERMANY
January 18, 2021
The special episode will have to come out next week!
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ABOUT THE PODCAST AND MYSELF
My name is Jacob Collier and I am the creator of the Podcast on Germany. Podcast on Germany was created in order to provide a fun and interesting discussion on German history. This podcast wants to expand on our common knowledge of Germany and its past and turn it from the dry pages of your textbooks into real life stories. The names and dates will have faces and meanings while the past becomes something that we can understand and appreciate. Those involved in the history will be shown as real life humans not story book characters that we could never be. All of this is important to show that history is something that we take part of every day, even without realizing it. It also serves as a reminder that history is life. What happened to those mentioned within the podcast can happen to you as well. We can end up being just as great if we try, or just as terrible if we are not careful, as those names mentioned within those long classes back in high school.
I received my Master's degree in Modern European History focusing on Imperial German diplomacy in 2017 from Texas Tech University. I can read German but do not bother to ask me to speak it. Language has never been my gift. I have spent 3 years reading and researching German history and was lucky enough to go visit Berlin, Potsdam, and Vienna back in May 2018. I have always enjoyed reading the histories and I look forward to sharing it with you.
ON THIS DAY!
Important events and people on this day in German History:
Today 150 years ago the Treaty of Frankfurt is signed. It ceded Alsace and parts of Lorraine to the newly formed German Empire including nearly 1,700 French towns and cities. It gave french residents until October to decide if they wanted to become German citizens or leave and remain French. Finally it set up the indemnity of 5 billion Francs that were to be paid and German placement of troops if the amount was not paid.