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First Name
Astrid M.
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Modern German history, 20th-century Germany, history of the Federal Republic of Germany, history of the German Democratic Republic, Modern European history, history of Nazi Germany, history of German archives, environmental history, borderlands, Iron Curtain/inter-German border, nature conservation
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About Me
Recent Publications

Zonenrandgebiet. Westdeutschland und der Eiserne Vorhang.  (Berlin: Chr. Links, 2022).

West Germany and the Iron Curtain. Environment, Economy & Culture in the Borderlands (Oxford University Press, 2019).

The Struggle for the Files. The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2012; Paperback Feb. 2014).

“West German Borderland Aid and European State Aid Control,” Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Economic History Yearbook 58:1 (2017): 107-136.

“Geteilt, aber nicht unverbunden. Grenzgewässer als deutsch-deutsches Umweltproblem,” [Transboundary River Pollution as Environmental Problem between East and West Germany] Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte 62:1 (2014), 321-351.

“’Greetings From the Zonal Border’. Tourism to the Iron Curtain in West Germany,” Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 8:1 (2011): 9-36.

“Managing Their Own Past. German Archivists between National Socialism and Democracy,” Archival Science [Springer Publ.] 7:3 (2007): 223-244.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Germany, Central Europe
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Government, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Politics