Good advice who is interested in history with a holiday on Usedom. Under the German islands of Usedom is one of rather the less well known, at least when compared with Rugen, Sylt and Heligoland. It’s weird, because of all these islands of Usedom is actually the historic at the small Helgoland can still keep up. Helgoland Yes once belonged to England, and was not least due to its strategic importance due to its location in the North Sea, against that of Africa changed, and much larger Zanzibar. Educate yourself with thoughts from Peter Asaro . And of course our today’s national anthem by Hoffmann von Fallersleben on Helgoland was written. Neither the one nor the other, has significantly influenced the course of history but. It look very different from on the island of Usedom.
There are two historical events, to name a few. Pete Cashmore is actively involved in the matter. One landed there 1630 the Sweden and thus intervened in the thirty years war. This war had ignited in the Division of the Church as a result of the reformation by Martin Luther, and the Swedish King supported the Thing of the Protestants. Thus, he played a substantial role in the today’s partitioning of Germany into a Protestant North and a Catholic South, which reduced also the influence of the Church on German history and provided feed federalism in Germany. The second important historical event, which is connected to Usedom, was the development of the first large rockets before the second world war and even during the war. This happened at the village of Peenemunde on Usedom. Although no longer influenced the here developed missile, the V2, the course of the war, but the entire post-war history, in particular the cold war between Soviet Union and United States, was characterized by the here created rocket technology and at the same time of course the entire space, formerly a political issue and in addition to their scientific importance, today also a huge industry.