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Svenja Goltermann

Svenja Goltermann teaches modern history at the University of Zurich. She is a member of the Center of Excellence "History of Knowledge, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of German History, editor of the journal Geschichte und Gesellschaft, and editor of Geschichte der Gegenwart.

Pheno­mena of the Irra­tional. On wonder doctors, witches and conspi­racy theories

From 1945 until the late 1950s, a wave of accusations of witchcraft swept through Germany, and tens of thousands of people flocked to wonder healers. But why? And what links these phenomena to today's conspiracy theories? A conversation with the US-American historian Monica Black.