Weimar Deutschland

  • German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns

    German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Wilhelm II resigns
    This picture was chosen because it is a rally of hundereds of people during the revolution to overthrow the Kaiser Wilhelm for his failures. This picture is a march to dsiplay the unity of people who are upset about the war
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    This picture was chosen because it is a meeting of the officers corps to reduce armed forces the group meeting together to attempt to defend the government. It was an attempt of unity
  • Armistice ending WWI

    Armistice ending WWI
    This picture is a representation of many countries coming together to end the largest war at the time. With all parties around the table to declare no more violence shall occur and allow for a temporary solution of peace. With the people around the table displays the unity everyone has agreed upon regarding peace
  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    I chose this picture because this is where the Bavarian Soviet Republic was located and where they mostly had people supporting them.
  • Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany

    Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany
    I chose this picture because it shows how much they owe because of the war and how much damage it has done to the Allies.
  • Spartacist Revolt

    Spartacist Revolt
    This picture was chosen as it is similarly representative of the Germans' attempt to replicate the Bolshevik Revolution. With the tipped over wagon it displays the hatred the people had for the government and their attempt to overthrow it by tipping over the wagon
  • Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution

    Formation of Weimar Republic/Constitution
    The picture says, "Men of the new government". This picture with these men represents the new government forming the new ideology, laws, and goals of Weimar Germany displaying the shift of Germany with the men on the picture being the new Germany
  • Ruhr Uprising

    Ruhr Uprising
    I chose this picture because it shows people getting ready for the uprising.
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    I chose this picture because it shows how many people have done this and what place it took place in.
  • Rapallo Treaty

    Rapallo Treaty
    I chose this picture because it shows the agreement that happened and who was involved in the treaty
  • Hyperinflation Crisis

    Hyperinflation Crisis
    • 1923
    • period of rapid inflation in Germany
    • The period of rapid inflation in Germany during 1923 was caused by many things, such as the large debt from financing the war, the reparations, French-Belgian military occupation, striking workers, etc... Germany lost all its value in the hyperinflation and began printing money to help, but by printing money, the hyperinflation only worsened. The hyperinflation also caused severe instability and misery in the country.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    • January 11, 1923 through August 25, 1925
    • This was a period of military occupation of the Ruhr region of Germany. This occupation was by Belgium and France (very industrialized part of the Ruhr Valley). Belgium and France were heavily industrialized due to the default on reparation payments by Germany. The reparation payments were dictated by the main power countries after WW1. The occupation of the Ruhr had a tremendous effect on the German economy and only made the hyperinflation worse.
  • Introduction of Rentenmark

    Introduction of Rentenmark
    • 10/15/1923
    • The Rentenmark was a type of currency issued on the 15th of October in 1923. This type of currency was issued to stop the hyperinflation that was taking place in Weimar Germany from 1922 and 1923. The Rentenmark was issued after the "paper" Mark had become worthless. The Rentenmark was eventually replaced in 1924 by the Reichsmark. The subunit of the Rentenmark was 1/100 and was called the Rentenpfennig. The Rentenmark did not help inflation as much as was hoped at the time.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    • 11/8/1923
    • AKA Munich Putsch
    • Beer Hall Putsch was a failed coup by the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP). The leaders of the coup were Adolf Hitler and Erich Ludendorff. Some other leaders also included leaders from Munich, Bavaria. The goal of the coup was to overthrow the Bavarian government. Another goal was to popularize the Nazi regime. However, the coup was shut down quickly by the police. This was when Hitler was arrested.
  • Weimar's Golden Age

    Weimar's Golden Age
    • 1924 to late 1929
    • The picture illustrates an artistic depiction of Wimar's golden period in the perspective of urban life.
    • This time period was when the Weimar Republic began to overcome the hyperinflation that took place previously. This time period was also where the Weimar Republic began to enjoy grater economic security, stability, and prosperity. The living standards had also improved dramatically. The recovery of hyperinflation took place in 1923 from the help of Gustav Stresemann.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    This cartoon shows the different social classes of Germany while they look at the American with the Dawes Plan. This is a valuable perspective of the Dawes Plan because it shows German dependence on a singular person/nation. As time passes, this proves to be a flaw in Stresseman's economic plan and leads to the Great Depression in Germany.
  • Election of President von Hindenburg

    Election of President von Hindenburg
    This photo shows the involved parties within the Grand Coalition. This defines how Hindenburg was a consensus candidate and brought Germany to a more stable position after his election to power.
  • Locarno Treaty

    Locarno Treaty
    This photo shows the main 3 delegates of the treaty. By only showing these 3, it defines how peace was only wanted between these nations on the Western front. It also shows how Germany had an access point in their ideology for their later attacks in the East
  • German entrance into the League of Nations

    German entrance into the League of Nations
    This is a newspaper saying how Germany was unanimously voted into the League. This shows how Germany gained a good international reputation after the Treaty of Locarno.
  • Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union

    Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union
    This shows the leaders of Germany and the Soviet Union agreeing to the Treaty of Berlin. This is significant as it shows a decrease in tension between the nations and how they become more cordial as they go into high tension in WWII.
  • Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany
    A “Grand Coalition” is the governing coalition of the two largest parties, for Germany, usually the CDU & SPD. The Grand Coalition was a grand coalition between the S DDP Z BVP DVP SPD in 1928. This image was chosen because it shows the Grand Coalition Cabinet from 1928-1930, the longest lasting coalition government of Weimar Germany (because coalition governments are not very stable).
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    The Young Plan was a program to reduce Germany’s WWI reparations. Reparations were reduced to 2 billion pounds over 59 years. This political cartoon was chosen because it shows the German people's view toward the plan. The people were upset that they were playing reparations despite supposedly not having lost the war. (rough translation: "Who is to pay for the Young Plan?")
  • Beginning of the Great Depression

    Beginning of the Great Depression
    The Great Depression (1929-1939) was a period of severe economic depression caused by the US wall street crash which led the US to recall its loans to Germany causing great economic collapse. This image was chosen as it shows portrays the Wall Street crash, the primary cause of the Great Depression.
  • Von Papen’s deal with Hitler

    Von Papen’s deal with Hitler
    Franz Von Papen made secret deal with Adolf Hitler: he will persuade President Hindenburg to make Hitler Chancellor, and, in exchange, Hitler will make Von Papen his Vice-Chancellor. This picture was chosen because it displays Hitler, after being appointed chancellor, with Papen at his side as vice-chancellor. This signifies a significant step to Hitler's ride to power.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    On January 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg after Franz von Papen persuaded him as part of his deal with Hitler. This image was chosen because it depicts Hitler shaking hands with President Hindenburg. This is significant because it shows a significant part of Hitler's rise to power: Hindenburg appointing him chancellor despite being politically against him.