The German symbols have changed through different phases in history alongside the events that have shaped its culture and traditions.
A specific German concept of museum was formed in the 19th century and is strongly based on the German classical philosophy. This led to the establishment of museums mainly understood as a temple of culture and devotion.
museums often evoke national pride; visitors visualize and experience representations of the heritage that got them where they are today. The narration of a national story is told in a way that it often inspires pride and patriotism in those citizens.
The German Historical museum reveals to visitors the varied and constant- evolving history of the nation, arranged chronologically, taking back 1500 years to the beginning of german nation i.e. Unification of german states and to the Berlin wall progressing until the end of 20th century.
A united country meant that goods, natural resources could be distributed among all of Germany faster with coordination in its actions, thus less vulnerable to political, social and military attacks, owning businesses to thrive. Germany focused on technical and basic education and on building the infrastructure of the future.
The growth of car culture in Germany was one the most prominent industries and led to the recognition of german cars throughout the world
Increased emigration by Germans to the United States in search of greater economic opportunities as well as political, religious, and personal freedom was seen in first world war.
The condition of Germany post world war one was economically desperate. Thus with the help of military power, Hitler rebuilt the German military and sought world domination. Hitler desired desired to purge Germany of all he deemed to be “undesirable.
There is a sense that certain histories such as the history of German Jews is difficult and even uncomfortable to narrate. Museums have always reflected the political and social scenario of Germany, starting from merely a collection of artifacts and paintings that reflected the rich art and culture of Germany. the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, which symbolized the new era in the European history. It equaled the end of the Cold War, which meant significant political changes followed by considerable amount of freedom for the social, economic, and cultural lives of the citizen of Germany.