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Best Wishes for 2015


Congratulations to Our Author Claudia Weber

Our author Claudia Weber recently assumed the chair for contemporary European history at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

The focus of her work there, as a successor to Professor Karl Schlögel, will be on eastern European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prior to her appointment, Claudia Weber was a research fellow here at the Hamburg Institute for Social Reserach and has co-edited two books in Hamburger Edition's Cold War Studies series. We are now looking forward to publishing her new monograph »Perpetrators at War: The Entangled History of the Katyn Executions «, which will be released in March 2015. 


Books from Hamburger Edition Attract the Attention of International Media

Choice, the most influential review medium for academic books in North America, recommends the English-language edition of Bettina Greiner's book »Verdrängter Terror«, recently published by Lexington Books as »Suppressed Terror«: »This translation is a deeply sourced, sophisticated analytical study of the imprisonment of German civilians in the Soviet military occupation zone in East Germany and the German Democratic between 1945 and 1950.«

In an online text disseminated by the British newspaper Telegraph, Brian Melican explains »Why no green bottle is ever left hanging on the wall in Germany.« Melican's informative (and amusing) piece draws on a recent Hamburger Edition book event with Sebastian J. Moser, author of a sociological study on bottle collecting. »In short, it's a very German solution to a very German problem - and one of the more eccentric reasons that I feel so comfortable living here.«