Simone Lässig

German Historical Institute Washington

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Podcast

Dr. Simone Lässig is the Director of the German Historical Institute Washington. She is a cultural and social historian of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research has focused on Jewish history, religion and religiosity, philanthropy and patronage, and memory cultures and the politics of memory. Simone Lässig has done work on educational media and she is particularly interested in digital history.

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Episode 26: Deep History and Politics in Eastern Germany Today

How does the past shape today’s politics? For states in eastern Germany, memories of life in the German Democratic Republic are not that distant of a past. One example is …