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"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; Kreuzer, Jörn

Authors

Christian Haase

Jörn Kreuzer



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.

Citation

Haase, C., & Kreuzer, J. "Deutschland kann nur durch Deutschland gerettet werden": der Kampf um das nationale Erbe der Befreiungskriege am Berliner Dönhoffplatz im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. University of Nottingham. Manuscript submitted for publication

Book Type Monograph
Deposit Date Feb 11, 2011
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
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1438
Related Public URLs http://www.christianhaase.de
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Additional Information Article embargoed whilst under consideration for publication.

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