• German Healthcare

->> Values and Structure in the German Health Care Systems

• Stasi and Informers

->> Doctors Spying for the Stasi

• Reviews

->> NYTimes Review of Barbara

->> Economist Review of Barbara

• The Wall and Power

->> Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power (Book)


Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)


• Learning Through Film

->> Humanization of the Stasi

->> Empathy and Identification in The Lives of Others

->> Coming to Terms Through Cinema

->> An Emotive Surveillance Thriller

->> Long Day’s Journey into Brecht: the Ambivalent Politics of The Lives of Others

->> Tyranny of Terror

• Stasi Methods

->> Stasi Methods Used to Track G8 Opponents

->> Allegations of SBU Horrors Recall Cruel Stasi Methods

• Surveillance

->> Surveillance and Privacy in an Age of National Insecurity

• Stasi Histories (Articles)

->> Stasi Files as a People’s History of East Germany

->> Dealing with a Stasi Past

• Life with the Wall
• The Stasi Now

Schultze Gets the Blues


• Interpretation of Schultze

->> Significance of African-American Culture in Schultze Gets the Blues

• Economics of Reunification

->> The Economics of German Unification

• Factories/Industry/Labor/Politics in Germany

->> East Germany’s Forgotten Factories

->> Labour and Politics in Unified Germany

• East German Unemployment

->> Why the Former East Germany is Lagging

• German Immigration to America

->> Brief History of German Immigration to the United States

->> Issues of German Immigration Since 1945

• German Accordion Music
• Zydeco Accordion Music
• About Zydeco Music

->> Zydeco Origins

• Zydeco Radio

->> Zydeco Web Radio Station

Befreite Zone (Liberated Zone)


• Antisemitism & Xenophobia

->> Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany After Unification (Book)

• Re-Unification

->> German Unification and its Aftermath

• Windmills

->> Wind Energy Surplus Threatens Eastern German Power Grid

->> Germany’s Green Energy Destabilizing Electric Grids

• Sports

->> The Forgotten Story of…East Germany’s DDR-Oberliga

->> Behind the Wall: East German Football Between State and Society

• Meaning of “Befreite Zone”

 ->> Germany’s New Breed of Neo-Nazis Pose a Threat

Good Bye Lenin


• Ostalgie

->> When We Was Red: Good Bye Lenin & Nostalgia for the Everyday GDR

• The Sandman and Communism in the East
• Memory and History

->> Hello Willy, Good Bye Lenin!: Transitions of an East German Family

->> The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall (Book)

->> The Two Germanies Since 1945 (Revised Book)

• Cosmonaut Sigmund Jähn

->> East German Cosmonaut Sigmund Jähn: ‘Capitalism Now Reigns in Space’

• Products of the GDR Past

->> ABCs of East German Products

• Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ)

Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legend of Rita)


• The Creator of the Film & More about Schlöndorff’s Cinema

->> Volker Schlöndorff

->> Hans-Bernhard Moeller and George Lellis: Volker Schlöndorff’s Cinema (Book)

• Terrorist Groups

->> The Baader-Meinhof Group (Book)

->> Leftist Terrorism in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

->> in German: Kommunistische Volkszeitung – Ortsbeilage Augsberg

->> Terror and Democracy in West Germany (Book)

• Terrorist Accounts

->> Wie Alles Anfing (German Edition Book)

->> How it All Began (English Edition Book)

• Women in the GDR

->> Women’s Role in the GDR and the State’s Policy Toward Women

->> Women’s Lives Were Better in East Germany Before the Wall Fell

• Sexuality in the GDR

->> Decriminalization, Seduction and “Unnatural Desire” in East Germany

• The Marshall Plan

->> The Marshall Plan Document

->> Re-Thinking the Marshall Plan

• Dictatorships

->> Dictatorship as Experience (Book)