The Weimar Republic Personalities

Like the primary source documents on this website, this section offers only a sampling of key figures from Weimar Germany. The group represents a wide spectrum of political and social perspectives. Click on any of the names below to begin an exploration of the individuals whose choices and actions helped shape the course of events.

Weimar Germany was a wonderfully creative place where talented individuals worked in a free atmosphere to produce cutting edge works. Germany was the world leader in the new film industry for much of the Weimar period yielding to Hollywood only in the last years of that era. The film director Fritz Lang was one of these creative figures.&nbsp;</p>


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