The Fever of Unrest: Germany 1923

Non-Fiction, History

The most turbulent and exciting year of the Weimar Republic

1923 is the year of boundless hyperinflation, the year of the occupation of the Ruhr area by the French and Belgians, and the year of a bitter German national strike. 1923 is the year of violently suppressed Communist and Nazi uprisings, and it is the year of radical contrasts between abject poverty and an orchidlike flourishing of the entertainment culture. In its ambivalence, 1923 marks the end of the post-war period and the prelude to the Golden Twenties of the Weimar Republic.

• A plethora of perspectives, characters and themes linked by a year frantically accelerated by dramatic evens

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Christian Bommarius

Christian Bommarius, born in 1958, lives in Berlin. He is a lawyer and journalist who worked for newspapers for many years, e.g. as the chief commentator for the Berliner Zeitung. Christian Bommarius is a recipient of the Otto Brenner Prize, and in 2018 he was awarded the Heinrich Mann Prize.  

The Fever of Unrest: Germany 1923

The most turbulent and exciting year of the Weimar Republic

1923 is the year of boundless hyperinflation, the year of the occupation of the Ruhr area by the French and Belgians, and the year of a bitter German national strike. 1923 is the year of violently suppressed Communist and Nazi uprisings, and it is the year of radical contrasts between abject poverty and an orchidlike flourishing of the entertainment culture. In its ambivalence, 1923 marks the end of the post-war period and the prelude to the Golden Twenties of the Weimar Republic.

• A plethora of perspectives, characters and themes linked by a year frantically accelerated by dramatic evens

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Bibliographic Data
352 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-29004-3
First published 2022