Articles by: Andreas Pohl

Author Biography:

Andreas Pohl is an educator and writer living on Wurundjeri land. He emigrated to Australia from Germany in the late 1980s. His memoir Opi—The Two Lives of My Grandfather was published earlier this year by Arcadia, the general interest imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing.

History and Ancestry: On the collective imagination of our past

Harnessing the widely held belief of identity being connected to ancestry might well have the potential to break the spell of the triumphalist version of our history and hopefully others will follow in its wake.

A Culture of Remembrance?

Erinnerungskultur, or culture of remembrance, conveys the idea that the memory of Germany’s past needs to be permanently woven into both its political and its everyday culture.