The Hitler Youth Movement every aspect of a German person's young life. Erika Mann, a German opposed to the Nazis, describes how even at a 12-year-old boy's birthday party, the intimidation and power of the Hitler Youth filters into the celebration.
The House debated John Trevor’s immigration plan in March and April of 1924. Excerpts from the debate reveal how strongly members felt about immigration and reveal the extent of the influence of Harry Laughlin, a leading American eugenicist.
Enver, Ottoman Minister of War, served as military attache to Berlin prior to the coup when he became one of the triumvirate to seize power in 1913. Afterward, German-Ottoman military cooperation became official policy. Several officials discuss the "liquidation" and deportation of the Armenians.
"The Lavender Song" (Das Lila Lied) is a Cabaret song from the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1920. The music was composed by Mischa Spoliansky, and the lyrics were written by Kurt Schwabach. Music by Mischa Spoliansky, original lyrics by Kurt Schwabach (1920)
On August 21st, 1790, President George Washington wrote a letter to Moses Seixas and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, Rhode Island. Washington was responding to a letter from Seixas that expressed hope that the newly formed United States would accord respect and tolerance to all of its citizens. Washington’s response promised not only tolerance, but full liberty of conscience to all, regardless of background and religious beliefs. Use the side arrows to scroll between the two photos.
On August 17th, 1790, Moses Seixas, an official of the Hebrew congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, delivered a letter to President George Washington, asking that the country accord respect and tolerance to all of its citizens, regardless of background and religious beliefs.
This excerpt highlights the events in Germany throughout 1938 and 1939 leading up to "Kristallnacht" (the night of broken glass) in which Jewish owned businesses and places of worship were destroyed and Jewish men and woman targeted for violence.
Use the following timeline to place key events during the Weimar Republic within the context of the readings and primary source resources on this site. You can also find an outline version of important dates in the Weimar Republic.