Author: juliaeichenberg

If we are at war with Corona, can history of war teach us anything? Part II: News and Media Consumption

Drawing comparisons between Corona and warfare seems omnipresent in the current crisis, as the United Nations, Macron, Merkel and even the British Queen have referred to the coronavirus pandemic as the biggest challenge since the Second World War. Before we start this rather eclectic collection of thoughts and reading recommendations,…

German Social Democrats in London Exile during World War II

Since I first went online to research the history of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) a few years ago, the party has given its website a thorough makeover. Much cleaner and containing a number of videos, it now seems to aim to appeal to a clientele of digital natives.…

Wartime London and Exile Christmas

Christmas in London still exemplifies the experience of European governments-in-exile in London: Since 1947, every year, the large Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square is presented to the people of London by the city of Oslo, thanking them in an inscription “for their assistance during the years 1940-1945”,  for the refuge…