The New Germany, Part 1: The Bundeswehr and Germany's Mindset

Geschichte ist Gegenwart! Der History & Politics Podcast der Körber-Stiftung

  • Geschichte
  • Politik
  • Russland
  • Ukraine
  • 42 min.
  • 35. episode

In part one of our four-part series The New Germany, historian Katja Hoyer and journalist Oliver Moody discuss Germany's relationship to its military past and how the Bundeswehr needs to change.

Guest: Rudolf Scharping, German politician and former German Federal Minister of Defence

Russia's war on Ukraine had heralded a Zeitenwende, a historic turning point for Germany. But how and why has Germany changed since then – or why hasn’t it? With old certainties set ablaze by a new European war, are we witnessing the emergence of a new Germany?

In this special series, historian Katja Hoyer and journalist Oliver Moody set out to find some answers. They will be looking into Germany's past and present to see what the future may hold for Europe's largest democracy.

This series will be broadcast in July and August 2022 and is part of our History & Politics Podcast.

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