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Katja Hoyer

Katja Hoyer is an Anglo-German historian. Her latest book is Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871–1918.

Europe

The march of Germany’s extreme monarchists

The Reichsbürgers claim that the German empire was not legally abolished when it collapsed at the end of World War One

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

East Germans still find it hard to see Russia as the enemy

Unlike Eastern European states, the GDR was also never subject to Russification

By Katja Hoyer

Book Review

German billionaires are still benefiting from the Nazis

Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties by David de Jong reviewed

By Katja Hoyer

Book Review

The horror of tank warfare brought vividly to life

Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment’s Bloody War from D-Day to VE-Day by James Holland reviewed

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

Can the German military celebrate its history?

The Bundeswehr has railed against the anachronistic comparisons with Nazism

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

German voters set for a tense night

Yet a tight exit poll obscures the emptiness of the contest

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

Could a left-wing coalition end up running Germany?

Some of Die Linke’s mission statements read like something from a bygone era

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

The Prince of Prussia’s Nazi problem

Germans are wary of the aristocrat’s attempts to reclaim his family fortunes

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

Germany is facing political stagnation

None of the three leading candidates for chancellor seem to have the credibility, charisma or popular support needed

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

Hungary, Poland and the EU’s ‘diversity’ problem

The EU’s biggest threat comes from the increasingly unbridgeable conflict between democracy and liberalism

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

How will Merkel cope with retirement?

Not even the German chancellor herself seems to know

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

The uninspiring choice facing German voters

The field in the German elections is still wide open

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

The politics of Germany’s Stasi archives

‘When I read this, it sounds as if they were talking about somebody else’

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

Why the far-right flourishes in East Germany

None of the established West German parties have offered East Germans anything besides silent assimilation

By Katja Hoyer

Europe

The German Greens are floundering

Can Annalena Baerbock and her centrist party regain momentum?

By Katja Hoyer

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