Did Weimar Fail?

  title={Did Weimar Fail?},
  author={Peter A Fritzsche},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={629 - 656}
  • P. Fritzsche
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • History, Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
What is Weimar without the Republic? Not much, it seems, since for most German historians the plot that holds the story together has been fragile democracy and its demise. "Weimar" is, as numerous subtitles inform us, the "history of the first German Democracy," the site where democracy surrendered or failed.' The drama of twentieth-century Germany has largely turned on the failure of the Weimar Republic. All the grand scholarly investments in the study of big-business relations, smalltown… 
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