Berlinmurens Morale - arven fra 89

Jakob Herskind, Kingo Hansen & Karen Marie

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This report examines the political use of the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, in the occasion of the 25th anniversary in 2014. The analysis focuses on the political remembrance at the anniversary-event in Berlin. And the use of history by German and European politicians, institutions of the European Union, journalism, documentaries, political activism and digital mediation. The American historian William M. Johnston and the Swedish historian Klas Göran Karlsson influenced the survey. The report concludes that the political use of the history of the fall of the Berlin Wall, was often characterised by stereotypes, and used to legalise varies political positions, the existing forms of government both in Germany and the European Union, and furthermore used to stimulate German nationalism and European identity. In contrast, the occasion was also used to articulate criticism of the capitalist society, and current installations of division.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato26 jan. 2015
VejledereHenrik Jensen


  • Kold krig
  • Tyskland
  • EU
  • National identitet
  • Klas-Göran Karlsson
  • Jubilæum
  • Historiebrug
  • Erindringshistorie
  • Historie
  • Europæisering
  • William T. Johnston
  • Berlinmurens fald