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Dealing with Difficult Pasts: Collective Memory and Politics in the Germanies, 1945-2005

Lecture by Jürgen Kocka, Freie Universität Berlin

Thursday, April 26, 2007
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Jürgen Kocka is the retiring President of the Social Science Research Center in Berlin, Professor for History of the Industrial World at the Free University in Berlin, and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative History of Europe at the Free University and Humboldt University. He was Professor of History at the University of Bielefied from 1973-1988, where along with Hans Ulrich Wehler, he founded the so-called “Bielefeld School,” the dominant school of history in Germany during the period, with a world-wide influence in comparative and social history. He is also the past President of the International Committee of Historical Sciences. In 1992, he received the coveted Leibniz Prize.

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies

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