Either-Or: The Narrative of “Crisis” in Weimar Germany and in Historiography

  title={Either-Or: The Narrative of “Crisis” in Weimar Germany and in Historiography},
  author={R. Graf},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={592 - 615}
  • R. Graf
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Central European History
The notion of “crisis” plays an important role in both the history of the Weimar Republic and the historiography on this period of German history. Modifying Max Horkheimer's famous dictum on the intrinsic connection between capitalism and fascism, one might even say that anyone who does not want to talk about “crisis” should remain silent about Weimar Germany. In the brief period between 1918 and 1933 Germany not only had to cope with the consequences of World War I and the Versailles Treaty… Expand