By C. Paul Vincent

ISBN-10: 0313273766

ISBN-13: 9780313273766

The failure of Germany's first republic after international battle I has aroused numerous a long time of centred learn. Synthesizing a lot of that learn, this old dictionary will increase an figuring out of the Weimar Republic. It contains entries on members as diversified 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; numerous organisations and associations, corresponding to the Frankfurt college; the advanced array of political events; and treaties and agreements, corresponding 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 supplies substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and track, and to recommendations, resembling Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed important to an knowing of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.

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In 1907 Paul Jordan, AEG’s managing director, invited Behrens to become chief designer for the Berlin-based electric company. After unveiling Moabit’s massive glass-and-steel turbine building in 1909, Behrens proceeded to design both the interior furnishings and exterior plans for numerous internationally recognized industrial buildings. He always viewed architecture as an extension of art, and his imagination increasingly led him beyond AEG’s vision. In addition to large buildings, he designed small industrial components such as arc lamps, ventilators, electric ovens, and teakettles.

The Weimar era brought him numerous accolades: appointment in 1919 to the Berlin Academy of Arts; receipt in 1924 of the Kleist Prize for Literature; Honorary Membership in the Munich Arts Academy in 1925; and the award in 1933, upon recommendations from Max Liebermann* and Ka¨the Kollwitz,* of the Pour le Me´rite (Peace Class). With Kollwitz and Gerhard Marcks,* he was among Germany’s premier sculptors. A spiritual man who claimed his greatest satisfaction when working in wood, he emulated the medieval masters by completing his illustrations as woodcuts.

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. The company immediately collapsed. The Barmat trial dragged on until 30 March 1927. While many politicians could justify their dealings with the Barmats during the war-induced famine, others were rightly or wrongly implicated in the firm’s shady dealings. On 25 April 1925 Anton Ho¨fle, a member of the Center Party* and a former Postal Minister, apparently committed suicide while awaiting trial.

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