The Weimar Republic: Golden Years, 1924-1929

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The following is a useful summary of key points about the extent of economic, diplomatic and political recovery in Weimar Germany, 1924-1929.

Germany, 1924-1929: the Golden Years?
Weimar Culture Presentation

The film embedded from you tube below, is the 1927 classic by Fritz Lang, Metropolis. It has been fully restored and given a more modern soundtrack. Its anti-capitalist themes would have been obvious to German audiences.

Kurt Weill’s 1928 Threepenny Opera was equally controversial, with its Marxist overtones and sexual references. Most of all, its off-beat music was not what German audiences had been used to hearing in concert halls. Weill was ofcourse Jewish and his collaborator Bertolt Brecht and Marxist. The Threepenny Opera remains a classic. The version below is in English.

Other interesting links

Gender Identity in Weimar Germany – JSTOR Daily

Hedonism, sex and fear – why the Weimar republic is in vogue | Culture | The Guardian

The Sex Reform Movement in Weimar Germany (1919-1933) | Towards Emancipation? (

The Real-Life Danish Girl: The Story of 1920s Transgender Artist Lili Elbe |

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