SZ Photo Specials

SZ Photo Specials

Our stock of pictures on the most important historical events and epochs, in particular German history, edited and summarized in thematic dossiers - discover our specials.

World War I
1914-1918

World War I

70 million under arms, 17 million dead - and it all began with two shots in Sarajevo. The First World War, the "primeval disaster of the 20th century", was a conflict of unprecedented proportions.

The Weimar Republic
1918-1933

The Weimar Republic

"Democracy without democrats" - a widespread view on the Weimar Republic. Founded after war and revolution under difficult conditions, it experienced a cultural boom in the 1920s until it was destroyed by the onslaught of its many enemies.

National Socialism in Germany
1933-1945

National Socialism in Germany

Adolf Hitler's appointment as Reich Chancellor sealed the end of democracy in Germany. The National Socialists proclaimed a thousand-year Reich that was already over again after 12 years, but whose crimes still occupy us today.

The Spanish Civil War
1936-1939

The Spanish Civil War

Right-wing putschists, international brigades, the "Legion Condor" - the Spanish Civil War was the scene of a European test of strength in which the ideological lines of conflict of the 20th century clearly emerged.

End of the Second World War
1945

End of the Second World War

The fall of Berlin and the dropping of the atomic bombs ended millions of deaths in Europe and Asia. The Second World War was over, leaving scattered troops, homeless people and victorious armies occupying destroyed lands.

Germany 1949. Divided History
1949
Germany 1949. Divided History

Germany in the Post-War Period: An Occupied Country as the Focal Point of the Cold War. East and West took different directions in reconstruction until this development culminated in the founding of the FRG and the GDR - the division of Germany was finally complete.

Protests of 1968
1962-1972
Protests of 1968

The "68ers": civil rights movements and criticism of capitalism, social emancipation and counterculture, protests against the Vietnam War, coming to terms with the National Socialist past. The socio-political protest and the new attitude to life of an entire generation broke new ground worldwide.

 Fall of the Berlin Wall & German Reunification
1989-1990
Fall of the Berlin Wall & German Reunification

The Berlin Wall, the symbol of German division, stood for 28 years. In this special we show impressions of the construction of the Wall and life with the border, from the Peaceful Revolution to the reunification of West and East Germany.

Czech fateful years
1918, 1938, 1948, 1968
Czech fateful years

In terms of German history, the 9th of November is "Schicksalstag". In the Czech Republic, on the other hand, every "eighth" year brings with it an entire conglomeration of anniversaries: independence and the founding of the state, the Munich Agreement, the communist seizure of power and the suppression of the "Prague Spring".