The Tragic Chancellor

Hermann Müller and the SPD in the Weimar Republic
January 30, 1933, marked the end of the first parliamentary democracy in Germany, as Hitler was named Reichskanzler. However, the government’s demise had begun much earlier: on March 27, 1930, the Grand Coalition and Center parties dissolved, and the last democratically elected Reichskanzler, Hermann Müller (1876-1931), resigned. His history and career serve as a valuable reflection of the crisis-ridden development of the first German democracy.
  • The first comprehensive biography of the important statesman and social democrat


dtv Sachbuch
464 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-28973-3
31. August 2018