Oncken, Hermann
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Oncken, Hermann

(November 16, 1869, Oldenburg – December 28, 1945, Göttingen), German historian. A lecturer in history at Heidelberg University before the war, in the years before 1914 Oncken was also well known to the public as an advocate of the foreign- and domestic-policy directions taken by Bethmann Hollweg’s government. This manifested itself in his publications promoting German-English conciliatory efforts. It also explains why Oncken was so extremely disappointed over the British declarati…

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Cornelissen, Christoph, “Oncken, Hermann”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0447>
First published online: 2015



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