By C. Paul Vincent
The failure of Germany's first republic after global warfare I has aroused a number of a long time of centred learn. Synthesizing a lot of that research, this ancient dictionary will increase an figuring out of the Weimar Republic. It comprises entries on members as different as Bertolt Brecht, Adolf Hitler, the physicist Lise Meitner, and the movie director Georg W. Pabst. There also are entries defining such occasions because the Beerhall Putsch and the French profession of the Ruhr; a variety of businesses and associations, similar to the Frankfurt college; the complicated array of political events; and treaties and agreements, equivalent to the Locarno Treaties of 1925 and the 1929 younger Plan.
Arranged as an A to Z reference resource for the learn of recent German historical past, the dictionary provides substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and track, and to innovations, similar to Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed very important to an figuring out of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.
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He was born in Ko¨nigsberg to a family renowned for landholdings, officers, and bureaucrats. After abandoning plans to join the civil service,* he studied history, taking a doctorate in 1883. Following an editorial assignment with Prussia’s Abgeordnetenhaus, he completed his Habilitation in 1886 at Marburg. Ausserordentlicher Professor in 1889 at Ko¨nigsberg, he was full professor at Mu¨nster (1891), Marburg (1897), Tu¨bingen (1901), and Freiburg (1905). He became emeritus at Freiburg in 1924. Below’s encyclopedic writings accentuated constitutional and economic history.
In 1933 he delivered a lecture at Cologne tracing the roots of Germany’s ‘‘awakening’’—that is, the Nazi awakening—to George’s poetry. Although no member of the George-Kreis openly declared himself hostile to the Nazis, Bertram was the only one who joined the NSDAP and found favor with it. ’’ Since 1945 his substantive writings have been largely ignored. REFERENCES: Benz and Graml, Biographisches Lexikon; Bithell, Modern German Literature. BETRACHTUNGEN EINES UNPOLITISCHEN. See Thomas Mann. BLACK REICHSWEHR (Schwarze Reichswehr).
As Istva´n De´ak recorded, it meant little if one were an outsider or a newcomer to Berlin. Much of its culture was unimaginable without refugees from Russia or Hungary, exiles from Austria* and Poland,* and the curious from throughout the world. * Many naı¨vely presumed that Berlin represented Germany; the Nazis laid bare the error of this judgment. REFERENCES: De´ak, Weimar Germany’s Left-Wing Intellectuals; Otto Friedrich, Before the Deluge; Thomas Friedrich, Berlin between the Wars; Kiaulehn, Berlin; Liang, Berlin Police Force.
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