107 - Brexit! Plus: is Germany doing enough to remember WWI?

In this episode, we take a look into both the past and future.  At the top of the show, a news story everyone is talking about, Brexit. We discuss how it could effect us here in Germany and the European Union in general. Later in the show, we go back 100 years, to examine WWI and how it is remembered in Germany today.

On the 21st of June, the UK public voted to leave the EU in the so called Brexit referendum.  With the stock markets taking a hit and the British pound dropping against the US dollar, the world is keeping a close eye on the UK to see what happens next.

While plenty is being talked about how all this will effect the UK, less has been said about what effect this could have on Germany and the European Union's stability. Olcan Hiller joins us to discuss the Brexit effect on Germany in our top story...

Also on the show this month, with the 100 year centenary of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st of July, we talk to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hirschfeld, author of the book Die Deutschen an der Somme, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Stuttgart and former Director of the Stuttgart Library of Contemporary History. He joins us to talk about this historic battle and if the Great War is in danger of being forgotten in Germany today.

In this month's edition of Destination Germany, we take a trip to the east German town of Dessau, home to Bauhaus, the world famous art school that combined crafts and the fine arts, and is famous for both it's buildings architecture and the approach to design that it publicised and taught. 

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