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For questions on German Empire, Weimar Republic, German Democratic Republic and the modern Federal Republic of Germany. Questions regarding the Third Reich should be tagged with Nazi-Germany.

Timothy P. Mulligan's Neither Sharks Nor Wolves is an academic study of U-Boat crews of WWII, published by Naval Institute Press in 1999. He describes the rank structure of the officers as: Commande …
answered Aug 15 '17 by John Dallman
It is entirely normal for cities in empires to erect monuments to emperors. The exact practices vary between countries, but there seem to have been at least 425 to Wilhelm I erected between his death …
answered Jun 28 '17 by John Dallman
. On September 10, 1945, following the Japanese surrender, he was placed under arrest by U.S. authorities in Sugamo Prison in Tokyo, and in September 1947 was returned to Germany, where he was interned until September 1948. The references on the Wikipedia page will assist with further research. …
answered Mar 19 '17 by John Dallman
Well, you have omitted several countries that Germany conquered, including Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway and Yugoslavia. For your definition of peace negotiations, it's worth checking those … that audience, he expected that the King would be happy to fire the whole government and install a new one that would side with Germany. This might make sense if you assumed that the British government …
answered Aug 31 '17 by John Dallman
Friedländer is talking about a specifically Nazi aspect of anti-Semitism. That's the belief in a racial hierarchy, with the "Nordic race" at the top, and "the Jews" at the bottom. It holds that everyt …
answered Mar 29 '17 by John Dallman
published at the time. In early July 1945, the troops of the various occupying powers moved to the agreed areas; before then, each part of Germany was occupied by whoever had got there first, and some US …
answered Feb 23 by John Dallman
spread to all parts of the world. 1800 years later, there were quite a lot of them in Germany, but it's very unlikely that many, if any, had moved as individuals all the way from Judea to the territories … outside the Roman Empire that are now Germany. The Zionist movement, which started in the nineteenth century, wanted to return the Jews to their original homeland and create a new state of Israel …
answered Mar 25 '17 by John Dallman
The ships were certainly steam-driven by the 1890s. For a rough calculation, figure a day from London to Calais by train and ship, then 200 miles per day by train from Calais to Leipzig. There were pl …
answered Mar 24 '18 by John Dallman
with Germany "with extraordinary roughness" after the telegram was received, and that therefore the German ambassador "no longer had the opportunity to explain the German attitude, and that the US … Wilson for a hasty and ill-considered breaking off of relations. I don't know if this had his desired effect within Germany, but it certainly increased the chances that the USA would go to war. That …
answered Mar 28 '17 by John Dallman