The ‘Ullstein Spirit’
The Ullstein Publishing House, the End of the Weimar Republic and the Making of Cold War German Identity, 1925–77

in: Journal of Contemporary History

Abstract: This article examines the role of the Ullstein company, a liberal publishing house with Jewish roots and one of Germany’s most important cultural producers, in the disintegration and the subsequent historical interpretation of the Weimar Republic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Das veränderliche “Gesicht der weiblichen Generation”. Ein Beitrag zur politischen Kulturgeschichte der späten Weimarer Republik in: Gabriele Metzler and Dirk Schumann (eds.), Geschlechter(un)ordnung in der Weimarer Republik, pp. 217-253.

Abstract: Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet am Beispiel der Boulevardzeitung Tempo, wie sich der öffentliche Diskurs über das Geschlechterverhältnis in der Spätphase der Weimarer Republik im Zusammenhang mit wirtschaftlichen und politischen Verschiebungen veränderte. Diese Zeit war von einem Bemühen geprägt, Ordnung in die Unordnung der Vorstellungen über die gesellschaftliche Rolle der Frau zu bringen, die die 1920er geprägt hatte. Read the rest of this entry »

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Politics and Culture in the Weimar Republic in: Steve Ellis and Alan Farmer (eds.), The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991, pp. 142-143.

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The Modernized Gretchen
Transformations of the New Woman in the late Weimar Republic

in: German History, Volume 33 (2015), issue 1, pp. 52-79

Abstract: The ‘New Woman’ was an important part of the culture and society of Weimar Germany, both as a discursive figure and as social reality. However, the interdependencies between these two aspects – the ‘New Woman’ as a media phenomenon and as a lived reality – have not yet been investigated in depth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taming Modernity
The Newspaper Tempo and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1928-1933

The years from 1928 to 1933 represent one of the most decisive eras in German, European and global history: during these five years, the Weimar Republic, Germany’s first democratic regime, deteriorated into an increasingly authoritarian state that finally saw Adolf Hitler appointed as Chancellor. The newspaper Tempo is a unique witness to this extraordinary process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Germany isn’t the big bad boss of Europe

The idea that the country has an iron grip over southern European economies is too often used as a convenient excuse for others not getting their house in order Read the rest of this entry »

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“Die Zeitung der Zeit”
Die Tageszeitung Tempo und das Ende der Weimarer Republik

in: “Der ganze Verlag ist einfach eine Bonbonniere”. Ullstein in der ersten Hälfte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, ed. by Ute Schneider and David Oels (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014), pp. 137-159.

Abstract: Using the example of the daily newspaper Tempo, this article analyzes the politico-ideological role of the Ullstein publishing company during the last years of the Weimar Republic. Read the rest of this entry »