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By C. Paul Vincent

The failure of Germany's first republic after global struggle I has aroused numerous a long time of centred research. Synthesizing a lot of that learn, this historic dictionary will increase an realizing of the Weimar Republic. It contains entries on contributors as varied 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 career of the Ruhr; quite a few enterprises and associations, resembling the Frankfurt tuition; the advanced 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 background, the dictionary provides substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and track, and to ideas, corresponding to Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed very important to an realizing of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.

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Instructing at a women’s school when war erupted in 1914, she founded the National Women’s Service (Nationaler Frauendienst) to assist families with men at the front. * She retained a Reichstag seat from 1920 through 1932, serving concurrently from May 1920 as the Interior Ministry’s counselor (Ministerialra¨tin) for child welfare. But her attachment to liberalism was increasingly suspect. After drafting the Child Welfare Act of 1922, she led a minority of the DDP who championed the Law for the Protection of Youth against Trash and Filth,* a measure restricting pornography sales.

Quickly honing his talents, he began creating his own Expressionist dramas and was named drama consultant to the Plauen theater company. He was serving as dramaturge with the Munich Chamber Players at the outbreak of World War I; he fled to Switzerland and found work with Bern’s Die Freie Zeitung. In February 1916, with several other refugees—most notably the Rumanian Tristan Tzara and the Germans Hans Arp and Richard Huelsenbeck—he hatched the artistic movement known as Dada at Zu¨rich’s Cabaret Voltaire.

Melchior’’; Offer, First World War; Siney, Allied Blockade; Vincent, Politics of Hunger. BLOMBERG, WERNER VON (1878–1946), general; named Defense Minister upon Hitler’s* appointment as Chancellor.

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