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By C. Paul Vincent

ISBN-10: 0313273766

ISBN-13: 9780313273766

The failure of Germany's first republic after international conflict I has aroused a number of many years of focused research. Synthesizing a lot of that learn, this historic dictionary will increase an realizing of the Weimar Republic. It comprises entries on participants 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; a number of agencies and associations, equivalent to the Frankfurt tuition; the complicated array of political events; and treaties and agreements, resembling the Locarno Treaties of 1925 and the 1929 younger Plan.

Arranged as an A to Z reference resource for the research of contemporary German heritage, the dictionary offers substance to cultural phrases (such as Dada), to movie and tune, and to thoughts, akin to Anti-Semitism and Justice, deemed very important to an knowing of the interval. All entries finish with bibliographic references.

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All three men returned to Holland, where, in the mid-1930s, another scandal ensued involving the Belgian National Bank. At least one brother had by then fled to Poland* to live under an assumed name. Julius died in January 1938 while interned in Brussels. In Germany, meanwhile, the radical Right exploited the Barmat case as evidence of socialist complicity in Jewish corruption. REFERENCES: Eyck, History of the Weimar Republic, vol. 1; Internationales Biographisches Archiv; Niewyk, Socialist. * Born in Heidelberg, he worked as an itinerant tinsmith before settling in Berlin* in 1904.

Although he was respected in the Weimar era for his pastoral skills, his strict political neutrality—he punished both German and Polish clerics who became outspokenly nationalistic—was little appreciated. * In 1930 he issued an exhortation asking that Catholics* rebuff fanaticism and distance themselves from racism. Under his guidance the conference issued a 1932 prohibition on joining the NSDAP. Old enough to sustain wounds from the Kulturkampf, Bertram was horrified when Hitler* seized power.

See Stefan George. BLA DER BLAUE ENGEL. See Heinrich Mann. DER BLAUE REITER. See Expressionism. BLOCH, ERNST (1885–1977), social philosopher; evolved a Marxism sustained more by Kant than by Marx. Born in Ludwigshafen, he studied during 1911–1916 at Heidelberg, forming a friendship with fellow student Georg Luka´cs*; Luka´cs labeled him a ‘‘born philosopher’’ of the Hegelian type. Swayed by Expressionism* and the intellectual milieu of postwar Munich, his ideas embody key contradictions. He began his career in 1918 at Leipzig with publication of Geist der Utopie (Spirit of utopia), followed in 1922 with a study of Thomas Mu¨nzer that blended Marxism and mysticism.

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