By C. Paul Vincent
The failure of Germany's first republic after international warfare I has aroused a number of many years of focused examine. Synthesizing a lot of that research, this ancient dictionary will improve an figuring out of the Weimar Republic. It contains entries on contributors 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 firms and associations, comparable to the Frankfurt tuition; the advanced array of political events; and treaties and agreements, similar to the Locarno Treaties of 1925 and the 1929 younger Plan.
Arranged as an A to Z reference resource for the examine of recent German heritage, the dictionary supplies substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and tune, and to thoughts, resembling Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed very important to an knowing of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.
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See Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany and Social Democratic Party of Germany. BERTRAM, ADOLF (1859–1945), Archbishop and Cardinal; leader of the German Catholic Church during the Republic and the Third Reich. Born to modest circumstances in Hildesheim (his father owned a fabric shop), he studied outside of Prussian territory to escape Bismarck’s Kulturkampf against Catholicism. After pursuing theology during 1877–1881, he attended seminary in Munich and entered the priesthood in 1883.
Julius moved to Berlin* to facilitate his lucrative business and begin new enterprises. During the hyperinflation, however, he financed his enterprise with loans from the Prussian State Bank and the German Postal System. Although the Barmat-Konzern was not alone in overextending itself during a period of easy credit, its links with the SPD transformed its misconduct into high drama. After the unanticipated currency reform of late 1923, Barmat satisfied his creditors for about a year. By the end of 1924, how- BARTH, EMIL 21 ever, his company was 39 million marks in debt; on 31 December 1924 the Barmat brothers were arrested.
REFERENCES: Benz and Graml, Biographisches Lexikon; Bithell, Modern German Literature. BETRACHTUNGEN EINES UNPOLITISCHEN. See Thomas Mann. BLACK REICHSWEHR (Schwarze Reichswehr). In 1923, after a series of events that included France’s Ruhr occupation* and Lithuania’s seizure of the Memel district, Hans von Seeckt* took steps to bolster Germany’s limited army. Fearing a Polish attack or a deeper French incursion, Seeckt gained Friedrich Ebert’s* authorization to create a force known as the Arbeitskommandos (Labor Troops) from old Freikorps* units.
A historical dictionary of germany's weimar republic, 1918-1933 by C. Paul Vincent