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

»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.

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

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.

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

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.

German President Gauck (right) with first prize winner | Photo: Michael Fahrig
German President Gauck (right) with first prize winner | Photo: Michael Fahrig

Federal President Joachim Gauck invited prize winners of the German History Competition 2012/13 to his official residence Schloss Bellevue in Berlin. The award ceremony was the celebratory conclusion of the 23rd call for students’ research projects under the topic of: “Familiar Strangers. Neighbors in History”.