History Lessons — Katja Hoyer on the rise and fall of the German Empire, 1871–1918

January 28, 2022

On the latest episode of History Lessons, Mattias Hessérus is in conversation with Katja Hoyer on the creation of the German empire, the role of Otto von Bismarck in its creation and what this period reveals about Germany today.

The Proclamation of the German Empire in the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles, 18 January 1871. Oil on canvas by Anton von Werner. Credit: Granger Historical Picture Archive / Alamy Stock Photo.