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Chrysa Vachtsevanou / Vangelis Karamanolakis / Stefan Zeppenfeld (Hg.)

Human Rights, Trade and Diplomacy
in the Greek-German Relations, 1967–1974


164 Seiten
22,00 Euro
ISBN 978-3-8012-4256-5

Erscheinungstermin: Januar 2023

In 1967, a coup in Greece brought the military to power. Numerous relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and Greece existed during the government of the junta (1967–1974). The scientific contributions in this volume illuminate the historical relations between Germany and Greece with a view to diplomacy, civil society and the media.

Based on new archival research, the contributions in this book analyse the many layers and interconnections between the young democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Greece under the military junta. The volume shows how political actors pursued mainly economic interests while civil society stood up in solidarity for human rights. In order to broaden the view on transnational relations, the book combines texts from both German and Greek scholars.

Chrysa Vachtsevanou

born 1987, is a historian specialising in post-war Greek-German relations. She holds degrees from both the University of Thrace and the University of Bonn. In addition to her academic work, she works as editor for Deutsche Welle.


Vangelis Karamanolakis

born 1965, is Associate Professor for Theory and History of Historiography at the University of Athens (NKUA). He is president of NKUA’s historical archive and vice president of the society’s board of directors of the Contemporary Social History Archives in Athens (ASKI).


Stefan Zeppenfeld

born 1990, is postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. His doctoral thesis examined the aftermaths of Turkish labor migration to Germany. His research interests include migration history, public history, and new approaches to everyday history.