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“Local Hero, Global Villain?” Jürgen Zimmerer explains a dispute over Hamburg’s Bismarck Monument

  • Geschichte
  • Gesellschaft
  • 12 min.

Jürgen Zimmerer, professor of Global History with a focus on African history at the University of Hamburg, presents how a costly renovation of the world’s largest Otto von Bismarck monument in Hamburg triggered emotional debates which shine a light on unresolved questions relating to Germany’s postcolonial legacies. The video is a short version of his keynote speech on 18 March 2021.