Reorienting the Sonderweg in the Weimar period
requires an adjustment of Helmut Walser Smith's "vanishing point.
In her arty play with social types, Hoch emerges as critical complement to the great documentarian of the Weimar period
, August Sander; at the same time, her deep interest in expression and gesture keeps faith with Charles Darwin and Aby Warburg.
The experiences of the Weimar period
were especially significant, as Germany endured the double blow of lost territory and "colonization" through British and French occupation; amid these fears, Hitler articulated his designs for the German Volk.
Aside from a few notable works on the KPD in the Weimar period
, since the 1990s there has been a massive shift to the history of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) and the GDR, part of the general shift in German historiography to the post-1945 period.
Herrmann argues that the threat of the New Woman came from the notion that she embodied the social, economic, and political instability of the Weimar period
Representations of mothers and children appeared frequently in the work of artists active during the Weimar period
, between 1918 and 1933.
And then, he wanted to achieve a degree of authenticity by looking at what actually went on in cabaret shows of the Weimar period
Besslich comes as near as one can to rehabilitating Emil Ludwig's best-selling biography (1925) and situates it among the pro-democratic works of the Weimar period
Reuveni begins by assessing claims during the Weimar period
that Germany was undergoing a "book crisis.
In the Weimar period
, the German academic world was petrified and static.
The Germans of the Weimar period
, it could be argued, were similarly blind to the dangers of full-blown tyranny; and the sorry result was the cold-blooded murder of millions.
In many areas the same officials remained in charge and continued to pursue policies under laws passed in the Weimar period
Barbara Schaefer gives a concise overview of efforts by Berlin Zionists to promote Hebrew from 1900 through the Weimar period
Among many other things, Richard Dyer discusses the early films of the Weimar period
in relation to the prevailing screen conventions and attitudes towards male and female homosexuality; elsewhere, he studies the underground cinema of Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, delves into what he calls "lesbian cultural feminist film," and sniffs around post-Stonewall, "affirmation" cinema.
Thus, the reader will not be able to plunge into the tensions that rocked the Protestant world as it faced World War I, the Weimar period
, and the Nazi Reich.