[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI1b0AewOds[/youtube]     This interview with Jack Mayer goes into detail on the Anti-Semitism that took place in Germany.  Mayer was born in Speyer Germany and was very young during his time, but is able to recall the anti-Semitism he experienced as a child.  He explains that he lived under the reign of Hitler for about 5 […]

German Unification (1850-1871)

December 12, 2011 | Comments Off on German Unification (1850-1871)

Summary Whereas Camillo di Cavour directed Italian unification, a Junker (the Prussian name for an aristocratic landowner from old Prussia in the east) named Otto von Bismarck pushed German unification through “blood and iron” and skillful understanding of realpolitik. As the map of central Europe stood in 1850, Prussia competed with Austria for dominance over […]