your host of this blog -Joep- welcomes you to read about historical thrills in Berlin, for being the ‘capital of the 20th century’. For 25 weeks, I wrote extensive updates each Friday. Thereafter, the updates will be posted biweekly. My updates are supported by historical material, mostly photos. In addition I usually try to find out what is left of the history – or what is there to remember it.
When it comes to themes, one can expect that I may focus relatively much on my favorite – namely the history of Nazi Germany and the GDR. Though I like to seek for the good intentions in political development plans, which are often a witness of self-overestimation, the darkest and most inhumane sides of political regimes catch most of my interest – meaning torture and death. To a lesser extent, I am interested in the historical ways of spending leisure. Among them are the history of the German cabaret and the activities of historical youth cultures. For the rest, the blog provides in a variety of topics – from train stations till historical figures.
Because my historical interest does not stop after the borders of Berlin or Germany, I launched another blog about this which I gave the title History for Hipsters. Although the topics and style are more personal, you are welcome to visit it!