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Weimar Germany: The
Failed Republic
1919-1933
Questions-Part 1A
• Was the Weimar Constitution fatally
flawed?
• What aspects of the treaty of the Treaty
of Versailles w...
questions-part 1B
• Assess the threats to Weimar from the
extreme left and the extreme right. Which
branch of political ex...
a survey of weimar election
results
19 January 1919
6 June 1920
4 May 1924
7 December 1924
20 may 1928
14 September 1930
31 july 1932
6 november 1932
(the last free election)
5 March 1933
Political Cartoons
questions-part 1C
• What caused the Great Inflation of
1923?
• How great a threat did it pose for
Weimar Germany?
• What w...
images from the great
inflation
part 2
• Weimar Republic, 1924-1929: A false
stability?
• Why did the Weimar Republic collapse
in 1933 and why did it give...
Weimar Germany 1924-1929: A false
Stability?
An artist’s final warning: Fritz Lang’s The
Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Formative Socratic seminar
• Why did the Weimar Republic collapse
in 1933 and why did it give way to
Hitler and the Nazis?
The Sources
• Layton, Weimar and the Rise of Nazi Germany, 1918-1933
• “Descent into Chaos” from R.J. Evans, The Coming of...
Sources (cont’d)
• The fictional Ernst Janning in Judgement at Nuremburg,
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  1. 1. Weimar Germany: The Failed Republic 1919-1933
  2. 2. Questions-Part 1A • Was the Weimar Constitution fatally flawed? • What aspects of the treaty of the Treaty of Versailles were most difficult for Germans to accept? • Did the Treaty of Versailles fundamentally weaken Germany? • “Descent into Chaos” and “The Poison Kitchen” – What do these readings tell you about post-war conditions in
  3. 3. questions-part 1B • Assess the threats to Weimar from the extreme left and the extreme right. Which branch of political extremism was more dangerous to Weimar Germany and why? • To what extent do you agree with the statement that the Weimar Republic was “a republic without republicans”? Refer to your reading in your response. • Study the political cartoons on pages 44 and 49. What messages do they convey?
  4. 4. a survey of weimar election results
  5. 5. 19 January 1919
  6. 6. 6 June 1920
  7. 7. 4 May 1924
  8. 8. 7 December 1924
  9. 9. 20 may 1928
  10. 10. 14 September 1930
  11. 11. 31 july 1932
  12. 12. 6 november 1932 (the last free election)
  13. 13. 5 March 1933
  14. 14. Political Cartoons
  15. 15. questions-part 1C • What caused the Great Inflation of 1923? • How great a threat did it pose for Weimar Germany? • What were its main effects? • How important a figure was Stresemann to the Weimar Republic at this time?
  16. 16. images from the great inflation
  17. 17. part 2 • Weimar Republic, 1924-1929: A false stability? • Why did the Weimar Republic collapse in 1933 and why did it give way to Hitler and the Nazis?
  18. 18. Weimar Germany 1924-1929: A false Stability?
  19. 19. An artist’s final warning: Fritz Lang’s The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  20. 20. Formative Socratic seminar • Why did the Weimar Republic collapse in 1933 and why did it give way to Hitler and the Nazis?
  21. 21. The Sources • Layton, Weimar and the Rise of Nazi Germany, 1918-1933 • “Descent into Chaos” from R.J. Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich, pp. 60-76 • “The Poison Kitchen” from R. Rosenbaum, Explaining Hitler, pp. 37- 59. • “Weaknesses of Weimar” from R.J. Evans, The Coming of the Third Reich, pp. 78-102 • “Fritz Gerlich and the Trial of Hitler’s Nose” from R. Rosenbaum, Explaining Hitler, pp. 155-167. • “The Months of Opportunity,” from Alan Bullock, Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, pp. 210-250.
  22. 22. Sources (cont’d) • The fictional Ernst Janning in Judgement at Nuremburg, http://safeshare.tv/w/RmGVzEHSyK
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