Session 1: Part 1 and Part 2. The lecture provides an overview of Germany’s complex history between military defeat and hyperinflation. It shows how after November 1918, three different visions of transformation competed with each other: democratic reformism, revolutionary socialism and radical nationalism. In the summer and autumn of 1923, when inflation spiraled out of any control, France and Belgium invaded the industrial West, and right-wing as well Communist groups attempted to seize power, Weimar
Germany was on the verge of breakdown.
Session 2: Part 1 and Part 2. This lecture covers the years of recovery in Germany after 1923, particularly under Gustav Stresemann.
Session 3: Part 1 and Part 2. This lecture covers the rise of the Nazis and their transition into power.