Parution – David Phillips, “Educating the Germans. People and Policy in the British Zone of Germany, 1945–1949”, Bloomsbury, 2018

Educating the Germans examines the role of the British in the ‘reconstruction’ of education in occupied Germany from 1945 to 1949. It covers war-time planning for a future role in overseeing education at all levels in Germany, looks at policy and its implementation, describes the British personnel involved and their interaction with German authorities, and assesses the lasting effects of the British effort in securing the future development of education from Kindergarten to university in the emerging Federal Republic.

Thoroughly researched and employing a wide range of sources in Britain and Germany, this is an important study for anyone looking to further their understanding of Germany, and Britain’s relationship with Germany in the immediate post-war era.


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