On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, the Goethe-Institut New York interviewed historian Fritz Stern.
Fritz Stern was an American historian, born the son of Jewish parents in Breslau in 1926, whose family fled from Germany and the Nazi terror in 1938. He was Seth Low Professor at New York’s Columbia University from 1967 to his retirement in 1997. He achieved international acclaim in his research areas of historiography and the cultural and political history of modern Europe with a focus on Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2013, he was the first recipient of the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize for pioneers in transatlantic cultural exchange.