'Kaiser Wilhelm II in conversation with General Otto von Below, GOC 14th German Army, on the Italian Front, 1917', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q70278

Germany's youth "wants to learn more about the First World War"

Posted on centenarynews.com on 20 January 2014
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Deutsche Welle reports that an increasing number of people under the age of 30 in Germany - as much as 77% - would like to know more about the First World War, but the subject is "neglected" in schools.

Psychologist Carlos Kölbl, who researches the historical consciousness of young people and Ulrich Bongertman, President of the VDG-German History Teacher Association, offer their opinions on the growing interest.

To read the full article, visit the Deutsche Welle website here.

Date of article publication: 20/01/2014

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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