Course title:
Weimar Germany
David Price
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Fri 25 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Fri 04 Mar 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 2
Total number of classroom hours: 4
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 4
Fri 25 Feb 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fri 04 Mar 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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£20.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
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This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
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You might find it useful to have some means of taking notes.
Course aim:
The history of Germany from 1918 until the establishment of the Nazi regime - a period of extraordinary changes characterised by extremist violence and devastating economic crises but also an all-too-brief cultural golden age.
Course description:
How Germany lurched from crisis to crisis in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, experiencing hyperinflation, extreme violence on the streets, attempted coups, and at the end of the period government by emergency decree as unemployment soared to 25 percent and the Nazis began gaining ground in elections. But in the mid- to late 1920s, Germany also saw a flowering of cultural creativity, centred on Berlin, during which innovative theatre and cinema, architecture and design, all flourished, while at the same time the nightlife, with its cabaret and jazz music, became the most exciting in Europe. But this only inflamed the extreme right, who saw such developments as being influenced by Bolshevik Russia and particularly resented the cosmopolitan nature of Berlin at this time.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify the reasons why Germany's parliament chose to meet in Weimar in 1919.
2. Assess the causes of the economic deterioration of Germany in the early 1920s.
3. Determine whether right-wing critics of German cultural developments in the 1920s were correct in linking them to events in Bolshevik Russia.
4. Suggest reasons why the Nazi party began to gain votes in the early 1930s.
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