A website from Kiel / Germany

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Established 1997

New:

  • Jetty re-naming after Gustav Garbe: Helmut Dose club historian of the Segler-Vereinigung Kiel (SVK, Sailors Association Kiel) published photographs in the 75 years club chronicle showing the building of the "Gustav Garbe-Brücke (Gustav Garbe jetty)" in 1930 by club members. The Nazis abolished this name when they expropriated the workers club. Now the history working group of the SPD Kiel initiated the re-naming of the jetty, which took place in a small public ceremony on 3 November 2016. More >>
  • At it's 17th meeting 14 Oct. 2016 the City of Kiel monitoring and advising committee 'Kiel mutiny' the chairman Stadtrat Wolfgang Röttgers presented the slogan for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the event. The committee had discussed about a slogan for some time. Finally the City contracted a consultant and appointed a jury, taking the final decision:
    100 Jahre KIELER MATROSENAUFSTAND (100 years Kiel revolt)
    DEMOKRATIE ERKÄMPFEN. (Fight for democracy.)
    DEMOKRATIE LEBEN. (Live democracy.)
    Some committee members critisised the decision, e.g. it was said that Dähnhardt in his doctoral thesis had classified the events as revolution.
  • The city of Kiel organized from 3 to 5 March 2016 an international conference on the 1918 revolution in Kiel. The scientists from different areas presented their studies, allowed a global view of the events, and documented the state of research. Among others Dr. Ingrid Sharp from Leeds described the role of women in the revolution and illustrated this with the example of Gertrud Völcker. she brought thus a new and interesting aspect into the debate. In August 2016 The City of Kiel published a report of the conference; see >>
  • Another Europeana document: die Revolutions-Erinnerungen von Fritz Fabian, Marinewachtmeister auf SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm (III. Geschwader), was transliterated, commented and uploaded to our website on 7 Jan. 2016. Thus we have three records from crew memebers of the III. squadron besides Carl/Karl Bock (seaman on MARKGRAF) and Karl von Kunowski (officer cadet on MARKGRAF). More info under "Contemporaray witnesses" or directly >>
  • The City Archive of Kiel ascertained in Februar 2015 that the famous photo of the Kiel Mutiny showing marching sailors, has been erronously attributed to Kiel and shows in fact the funeral procession in Berlin for the revolution victims on 20 November 1918. More info under "Timeline" or directly >>
  • An Europeana document describing the flight of the SCHLESIEN from Kiel (midshipman Curt Richter) was transcribed, annotated and put on our website on 18 Jan. 2015. The document also includes a brief summary of the events, intergrating a publication by Rolf Johannesson. See: >>
  • Letter and recollections of the seaman Karl/Carl Bock who served onboard SMS MARKGRAF, provided by Landesarchiv Berlin; in the annex of the transliteration some of Bock's statements are compared with notes of the MARKGRAF watch officer Karl von Kunowski, see: >>
  • Lecture on Kiel Mutiny, presented in August 2014 during an event in the Akademie Sankelmark organised by Martin Rackwitz: "Der Erste Weltkrieg in Schleswig-Holstein (World War I in Schleswig-Holstein)"; see (slides) >> (text) >>
  • As background material for the 'Kiel mutiny' time line a critical literature review on the planned high seas fleet sortie (Naval order No. 19 of 24 October 1918) has been established and uploaded to this website. See: >>
  • The diary of the Germania ship yard engineer Nicolaus Andersen (1917-1919) was completely transferred from Suetterlin, re-edited, commented and made available at this website, see >>
  • City of Kiel: monitoring and advising committee 'Kiel mutiny' has been established, see: >>
  • 2013: Two events to commemorate the Kiel Mutiny >>
  • On 24 December 2011 our webpages have been transfered to a new design.
  • The new design does not use frames, i.e. you are now able to link webpages directly.

Update: 4 Nov. 2016

 
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