Weimar Germany

  • German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Whilhelm II resigns

    German Revolution of 1918 and Kaiser Whilhelm II resigns
    The German Revolution of 1918 is also known as the November Revolution. It resulted in the beginning of the democratic parliamentary republic, which later turned into the Weimar Republic. After the revolution, Wilhelm II was forced to flee and abdicate. The photo was chosen to show the protests that people took to oppose the government during the revolution.
  • Formation of Weimar

    Formation of Weimar
    The Weimar Republic replaced the old German imperial system after the German Revolution of 1918. The picture shows how the parties collaborate to establish the democratic state.
  • Ebert-Groener Pact

    Ebert-Groener Pact
    Ebert-Groener Pact was an agreement that aimed to assure Ebert the loyalty of the armed forces. This image is significant as it shows who was involved in the pact.
  • Armistice ending WW1

    Armistice ending WW1
    The armistice was signed on November 11th, 1918, at Le Francport to end fighting on air, land, and sea in WW1 between the allies and Germany. The picture was chosen to show the representatives of each country that was involved and the location where it took place.
  • Bavarian Soviet Republic

    Bavarian Soviet Republic
    The Bavarian Soviet Republic was an unofficial socialist state in Bavarian during 1918-1919. The picture depicts the split between parties and the territories that each party held.
  • Spartacist Revolt

    Spartacist Revolt
    The Spartacist revolt was a left-wing uprising that lasted about a week from January 5th to January 12th, 1919. The aim was to establish a communist state, but eventually the uprising was put down by the Weimar Republic. The image was chosen to show the chaos created by the revolt as streets were guarded by people with guns.
  • Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany

    Treaty of Versailles and the results for Germany
    The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to pay war reparations that it was not able to afford due to economic issues within the country. The image depicts how the allies forced Germany to pay the reparation, and it also visualizes Germany's reaction to the treaty.
  • Kapp Putsch

    Kapp Putsch
    Kapp Putsch was a coup, led by Wolfgang Kapp, that wanted to overthrow the German government. The picture was chosen to show the right-wing group that fought and people's participation during the event.
  • Red Ruhr Uprising

    Red Ruhr Uprising
    This image is important as it demonstrates how brutal the uprisings were and how serious it was. It also shows how people didn't have time to stop and help the dead people and they just had to keep on fighting, even when there were dead bodies all around.
  • Rapallo Treaty

    Rapallo Treaty
    This image shows the treaty being agreed upon between German and Soviet leaders. It is clearly seen that they're all happy; this treaty was mutually agreed upon and was meant to benefit everyone.
  • Hyperinflation Crisis

    Hyperinflation Crisis
    This image shows children playing with stacks of money and creating pyramids out of them. This is important as it shows that they had so much money to the point where children were able to use it as toys but they also weren't able to purchase actual toys with that money because the money had no value.
  • Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium

    Occupation of the Ruhr by France and Belgium
    This photo shows Germans protesting the occupation. The sign on the right says "We don't want to ever be servants", showing that the Germans felt that the occupation was so bad to the point where they were being reduced to just being slaves.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    This image shows all the leaders that took part in this, notably Hitler and Ludendorff. They're all marching in a straight line, showing their solidarity together and how they're all working together to overthrow the government.
  • Introduction of the Rentenmark

    Introduction of the Rentenmark
    This image shows the different Rentenmark bills and how much they're worth. This is important as it shows that all the numbers are small numbers, with being "eins" or "zwei", one and two respectively. This shows that the new currency wasn't abnormally large and wasn't worth "one thousand" and it was just a regular currency.
  • Weimar Golden Age

    Weimar Golden Age
    The image shows people dancing and other people playing music. This is important as it shows how people were able to live their lives normally and enjoy being out with music playing without fearing for any attacks.
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    The image shows a flow chart of the different ways money had to be paid. This is important as it shows how everyone had to pay money and how the money was flowing from different areas but it essentially was going back to where it came from, just in different amounts.
  • Election of President von Hindenburg

    Election of President von Hindenburg
    Paul von Hindenburg was a conservative that was mostly elected by others on the right. Though his politics disagreed with the majority of moderates in the Reichstag as well as those who are left-leaning. Though Germany's government was disabled, Hindenburg remained president for 9 years displaying that people trusted him to be a leader for Germany. The picture shows a campaign poster acknowledging that trust.
  • Locarno Treaty

    Locarno Treaty
    This treaty was significant in bringing together many existing countries with disputes such as France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. It also worked to demilitarize the Rhineland. This picture showcases the number of people needed to negotiate these terms so that the treaty remains strong in both its content and its ability to maintain diplomacy.
  • Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union

    Treaty of Berlin with Soviet Union
    This treaty was an agreement between Soviet Russia and Germany in order to strengthen diplomatic relations with each other. The treaty addressed issues like Germany's war reparations, trade agreements, and the support one country would provide in the case the other gets attacked. This picture shows the two countries meeting up to sign and confirm the agreement.
  • Germany Entrance into the League of Nations

    Germany Entrance into the League of Nations
    Due to Stresemann's policies, Germany was able to join the League of Nations. This helped construct stronger relations with the allied nations. Germany also got the USA's support which helped Germany pay the war reparations. This photo shows the hopeful optimism that came from the international community once Germany joined the LON.
  • Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany

    Grand Coalition of Weimar Germany
    This photo shows the second cabinet of the grand coalition. The grand coalition is known for having many parties within it over the years. The parties within the coalition often varied in their ideologies so much that it was difficult to keep the coalition together.
  • Young Plan

    Young Plan
    The Young plan worked to bring war reparation payments down to 121 billion Reichsmark, which was divided annually. This photo displays the main characters involved in getting this work done.
  • Beginning of Great Depression

    Beginning of Great Depression
    Once the American stock market crashed, the American economy ruptured. this affected Germany as well since they were dependent on the USA's loans for war reparations. The German economy therefore crashed ad it aided in Hitler's rise to power. This image shows the poverty that affected many around the world during this time
  • Von Papen’s deal with Hitler

    Von Papen’s deal with Hitler
    After Von Papen lost his place as chancellor. He wanted to regain power, so he made a deal with Hitler saying he could support Hitler to become chancellor by negotiating with President Hindenburg if Hitler would make him the vice-chancellor. This photo shows the aftermath of Von Papen being vice-chancellor showing that his plan worked.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor

    Hitler becomes Chancellor
    Von Papen eventually convinced President Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor of National Socialist Germany. This sparked Hitler's control over Germany and the formation of his authoritarian regime. This photo shows Hitler was greeted by his supporters in Nuremberg months after he was crowned chancellor. The picture displays his popularity at the time partly explaining why he was kept in power.