Individual research projects of Department I

The USSR and the German Question – Moscow and Chicago



Article about the Stalin notes in the Leipziger Volkszeitung, 1952. Photo: Deutsche Fotothek‎, Fotothek df roe-neg 0006265 023 Porträt von Margarete Däumichen mit der Leipzige, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

The USSR and the Two German States, 1949–1955

Ole Christian Kröning

Associated Edition

Sequel to the document edition from Jochen Laufer, funded by the Thyssen Foundation, BMI, ZZF (2013–2016)

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Looking north from the building of the Board of Trade in the south of LaSalle Street, 1916. Photo: Chicago Daily News, LaSalle Street from old Chicago Board of Trade Building, public domain, details on Wikimedia Commons

Ambiguous Modernities
Moscow and Chicago (1890-1936)

Jan C. Behrends

Research project

The metropolitan Cities of Moscow and Chicago stood in many ways for their nations’ path to modernity. They were places of hope and despair, of reform and revolution, of violence and civility.

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