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"Deutschland kann nur durch Deutschland gerettet werden": der Kampf um das nationale Erbe der Befreiungskriege am Berliner Dönhoffplatz im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

By Christian Haase and Jörn Kreuzer


The former Dönhoffplatz has been renamed the Marion-Gräfin-Dönhoff-Platz in 2010. The University of Nottingham provided the historical background research on the history of the Platz which dates back to the 1740s. The findings are presented in this Preprint version and add to the information on the memorial plate on the Platz. \ud \ud The article's main focus is on the history of the monuments of the two Prussian reformers Freiherr vom Stein and Fürst Hardenberg which were errected on the Dönhoffplatz. The Platz and the two monuments symbolize the underresearched "civil" legacy of the wars of liberation in the Prussian-German capital, which caused heated debates in the 19th and in the 20th century. So far, historians have mainly focused on the history of the Brandenburg Gate and the military legacy enshrined in the Neue Wache Unter den Linden. This is the first time that the largely forgotten history of the "civil" monuments on the Doenhoffplatz is analysed

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