Faculty History

The History of Potsdam-Golm, 1951 – 1991

The University’s campus in Golm is a site with a rich history that included periods of military usage in the twentieth century. Between the Second World War and the fall of the GDR, both the Soviet army and the Ministry for State Security (the Stasi) occupied the premises. For the University’s anniversary in 2011, the Faculty of Science, which is housed primarily on the Golm Campus, created an exhibition that confronted the site’s history.

The information presented on the website The History of Potsdam-Golm also includes the latest scholarship on the history of the Academy of Law of the Ministry for State Security.

Witnesses of the German reunification at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Potsdam

In this interview series Mathematicians from Potsdam report about their experiences during the time of the German reunification. First interviews with Prof. Sylvie Paycha were recorded  beginning of 2018, further interviews by Dr. Elke Rosenberger followed in 2019.