Germany’s Colonial Pasts is a wide-ranging collection of studies of German colonialism and its legacies. Inspired by Susanne Zantop’s landmark book Colonial Fantasies and commemorating Zantop’s life and distinguished career (1945–2001), this volume offers new research by scholars from Europe, Africa, and the United States. Some essays in this volume focus on Germany’s formal colonial empire in Africa and the Pacific between 1884 and 1914, while others present material from earlier or later periods such as German emigration before 1884, colonial discourse in German-ruled Polish lands, and Germany’s postcolonial era, which includes the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany with its renewed colonial obsessions, and the post-1945 era. The volume’s disciplinary reach extends to musicology, religious studies, film, and tourism studies as well as literary analysis and history. These essays demonstrate how Germany's colonial pasts continue to shape the German cultural imagination.