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Week 10: The Rise of Extremism and the Collapse of Weimar Democracy

NSDAP Election Poster (1932)

Seminar Questions:

  • How did the complex chain of events between 1929 and 1933 lead to the failure of Weimar republic?
  • Why was the economic crisis so important?
  • What role did the parties of the Left play?
  • Characteristics and development of the NSDAP?
  • How did the old Wilhelmine elites influence the last four years of the Weimar republic?

Reading List:

Required Reading:

Further Reading: