The Weimar Republic: Primary Sources
Although this section of the website does not offer a thorough, comprehensive collection of primary source documents from the Weimar Republic, nevertheless we hope that the few we have chosen will help paint a rich portrait of the time period.
The primary source documents are divided into four main categories:
- Culture (Bauhaus, Cabaret Song, Film, Painting/Drawing/Etching, Sculpture)
- Economics (1919-1924: Inflation, 1924-1929: Golden Years, 1929-1933: Depression)
- Politics & War (General, Political Party Platforms, Political Party Posters, World War I, Treaty of Versailles)
- Society (Antisemitism, Gender, Homophobia, Racism, Religion)
Each category page has a short description. Many of the documents also have descriptions, questions to help stimulate classroom discussions, and links to Facing History and Ourselves lessons or other resources which may be useful.
Below is a full list of the primary source documents contained in this online module: