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Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945 Cologne, 1965 - Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945 The picture shows a bird'S-eye view of Cologne in the year 1945 after the destruction of the city.In the aftermath of the allied air strikes the city laid in ashes. What had been one of the most important industrial and trading cities of western German was a sea of debris now. You can see the Cologne Cathedral which was the only building of the city that remained fairly undamaged. The scale of devastation depicted in this picture is applicable to most of the industrial cities in Germany after 1945.
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Demagogy of National Socialism Berlin, 1960 - The picture shows the oration of Goebbel on the 18th of February 1943 in the Berlin Sportpalast after the capitulation of the German troops at Stalingrad. Under this shock effect and under the influence of the Nazi propaganda twelve thousand selected people answer with “Yes” when Goebbels asked if they want the total war. As unanimously as their blind obedience, are their uniformed clothes. In the foreground Goebble is standing with a fanatical facial expression, on the left side the huge flag of the National Socialists.
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Election posters (1930-1932) , 1970 - The picture shows election posters of four German political parties, published towards the end of the Weimar Republic. 1. The Social Democratic Party (1930) with the slogan: “These are the enemies of democracy! Away with it! Therefore vote for list 1”; 2. Centre Party (1932) with the slogan: “Brüning, the last bulwark of freedom and order – truth – freedom – justice; vote for list 4”; 3. The Communist Party of Germany (1932) with the words: “end this system, KPD List 3; 4. The National Socialist German Workers' Party (1932) with the parole: “Our last hope: Hitler”.
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Marching out for World War I 1914. The people is swept up in a wave of patriotic enthusiasm. , 1960 - The picture shows soldiers, liable to military service in August 1914, who are gathering after the announcement of mobilization (1st of August). The crowds are waving with their hands and flags and the street is decorated with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire. The uniforms and helmets of the soldiers are also decorated; the soldiers seem to march out enthusiastically, voluntarily and with a sense of self-sacrifice.
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Technical achievements are opening the gateway to the world New York, 1972 - The picture shows a cruiser (named Bremen) of the German shipping company Lloyd. The four-funnel express steamer wins the race for the fastest Atlantic crossing; in terms of technical progress the so called “decade of the Germans” (1898-1908) began. Furthermore a Zeppelin is depicted. This rigid airship was constructed by Graf von Zeppelin, who was supported by the German shipping company Hapag. On the picture you can see the cruiser and the airship arriving in the harbor of New York. They both are flagged with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire (1971-1918). American sailors are welcoming them enthusiastically. The picture intends to express the high level of German technical achievements, with which the German Empire aimed at prevailing over the rest of the world.
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Inauguration of the Suez Canal 1869 , 1963 - The picture shows the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal. After having obtained a concession from the Egypt viceroy, Vicomte de Lesseps created the Suez Canal Company and in the years 1859-1869 constructed the Suez Canal, according to the plans of Alois Negrellis and financed by French capital. The inauguration took place on 17th of November 1869. The new direct connection between Europe and the countries situated along the coast of the Indian Ocean strengthened the world trade and the coastal shipping of Egypt. In the picture you can see the crowds at the banks of the canal, watching the huge steamships. Everywhere you can see the flags of France and the Ottoman Empire. You can further distinguish people from different cultures, European officers in uniforms, women in dresses and with umbrellas as well as Central Asian men with caftans, turbans and camels.
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In St. Paul's Church 1848 , 1948 - The picture shows the delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament in St. Paul’s Church (1848). The deputies had been elected during the German-Austrian March Revolution in order to achieve the demanded changes. In front of the speaker’s desk the first president of the Parliament is depicted: Heinrich von Gagern (1799-1880). He’s in deep conversation with a further delegate. Among the visitors in the loge on the right side of the dais you can also see women. The 812 delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament created a new German government, developed and passed a catalogue of fundamental rights. With this first democratic all-German Parliament also the first parliamentary groups were established.
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German folklore (Volkstum) all over the world. The overseas are calling! German expatriates before leaving the harbour. , 1939 - The picture shows German expatriates leaving to America at the pier. Caused by a long lasting economic crisis it came to mass emigration from Germany. People with their families and their few belongings which they had wrapped in cloth are waiting to enter the boat which is going to take them to the big flagship you can see in the background. Emigration reached its peak in the 19th century. The wide unsettled land of the United States and news of gold finds in California attracted the immigrants.
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The first German train 1835 , 1975 - Bewlow the picture you can find a time-line.
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The United States of America declare their independence from the British Empire (1776) Philadelphia, - On 4th of July 1776 the Continental Congress of the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British Empire and thus declared the United States of America as a sovereign state. On the picture you can see Thomas Jefferson the main author of the formal declaration, probably holding this document in his hands. The scene took place in the Pennsylvania State House (today Independence Hall) of Philadelphia where the declaration was adapted. You can see further representatives of the 13 States and on the left side of the picture is depicted the American star spangled banner, although the first version of the “Stars and Stripes” is dated to the year 1777. The 13 red and white stripes of the flag symbolize these 13 founding States of the US.
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Treaty of Ryswick (arrival of representatives at Huis Nieuwburg) (1697) Rijswijk, 1856 - On September 20th 1697 the Treaty of Ryswick was signed between the Alliance of Augsburg (consisting of the German Holy Roman Empire, England, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, the Dutch Republic and the Duchy of Savoy) on one side and the French on the other. This treaty settled the Nine Year’s War.
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Germany after the Thirty Years War , 1958 - The wall charts shows a map of Germany after the “Peace of Westphalia” (24th of October 1648). Territories of Habsburg, Wittelsbach, Wettin, Hohenzollern, ecclesiastical territories and imperial cities are marked with colours. After the breakup of the Holy Roman Empire the loose confederation of principalities, that means 382 sovereign and semi-sovereign territories, was an important factor of peace in Europe.
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Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, praying before the Battle of Lützen 1632 Lützen, 1911 - “Based on an oil-painting of Prof. Louis Braun”. The picture shows king Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632), who1630 intervened in the Thirty Years War in Germany. He fought for the German Protestants against the Habsburg powers, who reaching the Baltic Sea were a threat to Sweden. In the year 1632 near Lützen (today Saxony-Anhalt) he fought against Wallenstein and the Habsburg troops and was killed by a shoot. Later the Protestants revered him as martyr and declared him savior of the German Protestantism, although he only aimed at defending the hegemonic power of Sweden. The picture shows Gustav praying before the battle raising his sword up to the sky. Behind Gustav you can see cavalries with the Swedish flag, in front of him killed soldiers.
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Een vergadering van de Nationele Synode te Dordrecht, 1619. Dordrecht, 1911 - Uit handleiding circa 1915: ‘Hoe statig, die vergaderzaal met sobere vloer, rechte wanden en koepelvormige bekapping, hoe eenvoudig , die lange tafel en lange banken en dat zwaar betimmerd afsluithek. Statig rustig en eenvoudig als de zaal zelve zijn ook de gecommitteerde van de Hoogmogende Algemene Staten, de uitheemse theologen en de vaderlandse professoren, predikanten en ouderlingen. De edellieden, burgers en vrouwen in hun zwierige kledij voor de balustrade vertegenwoordigen het lekenelement. Aan de tafel voor de schouw zit of staat Bogerman, de voorzitter van de Synode. Aan dezelfde tafel zijn de secretarissen en assessoren gezeten. Om de lange tafel in het midden van de zaal hebben de Remonstranten, de gedaagden, plaats genomen. De banken links achter in de zaal worden ingenomen door de gecommitteerden van de Staten-Generaal.; , de volgende banken door de afgevaardigden van Zutfen en Zuid-Holland en verder, meer naar voren, achter de balustrade, de afgevaardigden van Friesland, Utrecht, Zeeland en Noord-Holland. Rechts, net de rug naar de aanschouwer, zitten afgevaardigden van de Waalse kerken van Drente, van Stad en Lande en van Overijsel. Daarop volgen de afgevaardigden van Bremen, Genève, Westfalen, Zwitserland, Hessen, de Palts en Engeland. De banken voor de Franse afgevaardigden bestemd, zijn onbezet gebleven. De plaat geeft het moment te zien, waarop de woordvoerder van de Remonstranten, Episcopius, het standpunt aanwijst, dat hij en zijn partijgenoten tegenover de Synode wensen in te nemen.’ Het voornaamste doel van de Nationale Synode was een uitspraak te doen tussen de remonstranten en de contraremonstranten. In deze vergadering werd onder andere besloten de bijbel in het Nederlands te vertalen.
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German Yeomanries are fighting for their independence , unknown - The picture shows a scene of the German peasants‘war between 1524 and 1526 (Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Beside the peasants also mine workers and urban citizens took part in the revolution against the oppressive authorities. You can see the fight of the peasants against the knights of the seigniors. The peasants are fighting with lances and flails. In the background other peasants are looting and destroying a mill, probably an aristocratic estate. The battlefield is covered with snow; the scene of the depiction is dated to March of the year 1525 – the beginning of the revolts in Leipheim. The peasant troops were combated by the troops of the Swabian confederation. The subtitle of the wall chart is “Lewwer duad üs Slav” (its better to be dead than to be a slave) cites a Frisian slogan, well known as verse of Liliencron’s ballad “Pidder Lüng” (1844) which tells about the revolt of a poor fisherman. Later the slogan was abused by the Nazi-Propaganda as an example for the alleged bravery of the (blonde and blue-eyed) Nordic.
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The Golden Age of Nürnberg. Late 15th and early 16th Century , 1991 - The picture shows the city of Nuernberg in the period between 1470 to 1530 AD, when Nuernberg, among Cologne and Prague, was one of the three main cities of the Holy Roman Empire. You can see the city's most important buildings: The church of Our Lady, the Beautiful Well and the town hall.
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Rudolph I of Germany Speyer, 1958 - You can see Rudolph in December 1273 at the Imperial Diet of Speyer, where he induced the return of illegally appropriated goods (the so called policies of revindication). Rudolph took drastic action against the robber barony, in order to ensure general peace. Governors had to retrieve the goods. Probably, these governors are depicted on the scene.
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Thyra grundlægger Dannevirke , 1898 - Ifølge et meget udbredt sagn var det Gorm den Gamles dronning Thyra Danebod, der i begyndelsen af 900-tallet grundlagde det voldanlæg, der strækker sig tværs over Slesvig nord for den gamle dansk/tyske grænse ved Ejderen. Dele af anlægget er dog væsentlig ældre, men i 1800-tallet, hvor Danmark to gange førte krig mod tyskerne om hertugdømmerne Slesvig og Holsten, var det et populært motiv for de nationalromantiske malere.
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