"Deutschland kann nur durch Deutschland gerettet werden": der Kampf um das nationale Erbe der Befreiungskriege am Berliner Dönhoffplatz im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

Haase, Christian and Kreuzer, Jörn (2011) "Deutschland kann nur durch Deutschland gerettet werden": der Kampf um das nationale Erbe der Befreiungskriege am Berliner Dönhoffplatz im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Working Paper. University of Nottingham. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The former Dönhoffplatz has been renamed the Marion-Gräfin-Dönhoff-Platz in 2010. The University of Nottingham provided the historical background research on the history of the Platz which dates back to the 1740s. The findings are presented in this Preprint version and add to the information on the memorial plate on the Platz. The article's main focus is on the history of the monuments of the two Prussian reformers Freiherr vom Stein and Fürst Hardenberg which were errected on the Dönhoffplatz. The Platz and the two monuments symbolize the underresearched "civil" legacy of the wars of liberation in the Prussian-German capital, which caused heated debates in the 19th and in the 20th century. So far, historians have mainly focused on the history of the Brandenburg Gate and the military legacy enshrined in the Neue Wache Unter den Linden. This is the first time that the largely forgotten history of the "civil" monuments on the Doenhoffplatz is analysed.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information:Article embargoed whilst under consideration for publication.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marion-Graefin-Doenhoff-Platz Doenhoffplatz Marion-Gräfin-Dönhoff-Platz Stein Hardenberg Prussia Wars of Liberation Berlin Brandenburg Gate Neue Wache Magistrat of Berlin Unter den Linden Leipziger Strasse
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Arts > School of History and Art History > Department of History
ID Code:1438
Deposited By:Haase, Dr Christian
Deposited On:11 Feb 2011 20:23
Last Modified:25 Mar 2011 10:54

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