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.
January 18, 2021
We are in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. A grumpy old man is being crowned as the leader of the newly formed German nation. Listen to this episode to find out how we got to this day!
NEWS FOR PODCAST ON GERMANY
January 18, 2021
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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 in 1942 the Nazi invasion of Canada begins in the city of Winnipeg. Under the command of Colonel Pridham and McKay, 3,500 Canadian troops put up a fight against the Nazi army led by Erich von Neurenberg. Beginning with a mock bombing at 7 am the German troops infiltrated the town. Canadian troops rushed out of the barracks and put up a stiff resistance against the invading force. However within an hour they are forced to retreat and surrender most of the town. By 9:30 am the Canadian defenders are forced to surrender.
Winnipeg became Himmlerstadt and life under Nazi rule began. This of course was all fake and a drive to get war bonds against Nazi Germany. The life under the nazis included harassment in the street, fake German money, harsh decrees, and books were burned. It was a massive success and was considered an inspiration for other bond drives throughout the war. By the end of that day they collected $3million in Winnipeg in support of the war and IF day passed into legend.