Weimar Republic


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Weimar Republic

 

a bourgeois democratic republic in Germany, established as a result of the November Revolution of 1918. The juridical formulation of the Weimar Republic was the Weimar Constitution of 1919, which was drawn up by the German Constituent National Assembly in Weimar. The Weimar Republic virtually ceased to exist in 1933 after the establishment of the fascist dictatorship in Germany.

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In focusing on the topic of passing in order to unpack the visual coding and decoding of Jewishness in the Weimar republic, Wallach advances vibrant current discussions about indirect and covert manifestations of Jewish difference in interwar Central Europe.
For those in the Weimar Republic, Frederick the Great (1712-1786) was too distant in history.
Though some may call the twentieth century "America's Century," the origins of American policy throughout the Cold War arose in the Weimar Republic and immigrated to the United States.
For example, in his painstakingly detailed discussion of debates during the Weimar Republic around licensing and taxation exemptions for Leichtkraftrader (powered motorcycles with engines less than 200 cc), Steinbeck demonstrates the strong correlation between state-imposed regulations and the development of the motorcycle industry in Germany that ultimately led to an enormous upswing in the number of increasingly affordable and reliable two-stroke Leichtkraftrader on German streets (pp.
Wustmann's Sprachdummheiten, first published in 1891, features in Law's corpus of Weimar Republic texts (its 9th edition of 1923), in her Third Reich texts (its 10th and 11 th editions (1935 and 1943)), and again in her early FRG texts (its 12th and 14th editions (1949 and 1966)).
And demarcations are what both defined and destroyed the Weimar Republic, as the German state during the period 1919-33 is popularly known.
The quotation is also an apt metaphor for the almost 14-year history of the Weimar Republic, the German government founded in 1919 after World War I and the abdication of the German Kaiser.
A rarely staged work by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht that is part song cycle, part jazz, part cabaret and part critique of the Weimar Republic -- updated, in certain instances, to reflect the present day.
After Germany's catastrophic defeat, Hindenburg helped create the "stabbed in the back" myth, led Germany as president of the Weimar Republic, and, most tragically, acquiesced to Adolf Hitler's rise to power before his death.
Few have, however, investigated the relationship between the dissolution of the Weimar Republic and the "politics of everyday life" in working-class neighborhoods during the Depression.
History is filled with examples of this bitter lesson, from the Roman Republic's prototype democracy imploding into Caesar's dictatorship, to Germany's Weimar Republic transmogrifying into the brutality of Hitler's Third Reich.
German popular cinema is a wide field, covering a history that not only predates the Weimar Republic and extends beyond the fall of the Berlin Wall, but also encompasses a variety of genres and styles, complex exchanges between highbrow and lowbrow, and idiosyncratic negotiations between authorial intention and ideology.