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The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck
The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck

Strong Interest in the Topic of Religion

This year's competition is the twenty-fifth consecutive German History Contest that Körber-Stiftung has organised. “The large number of participants working on the topic of "God and the world. Religion makes history" proves that young people are interested in religion,” said Sven Tetzlaff, head of the foundation's Education Department.

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Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann
Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: Federal Government/Guido Bergmann

Call of the Federal President to Participate in the German History Competition

»God and the world. Religion makes history« is the topic of the 25th tender for offers of the German History Competition of the Federal President.

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Group photo of prize winners with German Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: David Ausserhofer
Group photo of prize winners with German Federal President Joachim Gauck | Photo: David Ausserhofer

German Award Ceremony 2015

On 17 November, German Federal President Joachim Gauck hosted the award ceremony of the 24th round of the German history competition in Bellevue Palace in Berlin, his official residence. The topic of the competition was "Being Different. Outsiders in History" and more than 5,000 young people sent in a total of 1,563 contributions.

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German History Competition | Copyright: Ullstein-Bild/Gerd Danigel
German History Competition | Copyright: Ullstein-Bild/Gerd Danigel

High Participation for German History Competition

A total of 1,563 entries were handed in by participants who researched this year’s topic "Being different. Outsiders in History". "The excellent turnout shows that we struck a chord with young participants", says Sven Tetzlaff, responsible for the German History Competition.

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