The past in Weimar history

  • Gerwarth R
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Abstract

Examines Weimar Germany's public controversy about the republic's place in German history. In a period that was seen by many contemporaries as a time deprived of historical context, all political parties tried to legitimize their actions and aims through the construction of very different historical traditions. Based on a wide range of primary sources, the article seeks to analyze this 'battle over the past' within the broader context of Weimar's political culture and the republic's struggle for survival. [J]

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  • Robert Gerwarth

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