The Tragic Chancellor

Non-Fiction, History, Biographies / Memoirs, Politics / Economics

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
Prof. Dr. Peter Reichel
The Tragic Chancellor

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
Bibliographic Data
464 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-28973-3
First published 2018