For me history is like a mosaic. Colonial history
is a part of it.
Germany's colonial past, although a controversial
subject, is an integral part of German history and
cannot be excluded.
I was guided by the following thoughts:
have to realise that throughout history people
are always children of their time and country
and will view historical events accordingly."
(Herzog von Kurland, Otto Heinz
Although a final judgement af this period must be
left to the individual, this can only be done, if
one is properly informed. To facilitate this, I try
to portray the history as factual and unbiased as
possible going back in my research to the primary
sources in the archives and fields. Illustrations
back up the written word.
This approach is appreciated by a growing number
Although traumatizing for countries the colonial
past was quite often a short period of their history.
I have therefore turned lately to writing on African
evolution, early African cultures and the coming of
A logical conclusion to the above is reporting on
issues in developing countries.