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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 »

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Swantje SCHARENBERG: Die Konstruktion des öffentlichen Sports in der Tagespresse der Weimarer Republik, in: German History, vol 31 (2013), No 4, pp. 590-591.

Sport, from football to Bavarian finger-wrestling (Fingerhakeln), has a central place in German society: according to the German Olympic Sports Confederation, in 2010 roughly every third German was a member of a sports club. Read the rest of this entry »

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Am 5. August 1933 wird die Tageszeitung Tempo eingestellt – als erstes Ullsteinblatt nach der Machtübernahme Hitlers.

in: Deutsches Pressemuseum im Ullsteinhaus, Pressechronik 1933, 5 August 2013

Tempo, das jüngste Kind in Ullsteins Zeitungssortiment, sollte den Lebensstil der jungen Generation der Weimarer Republik bedienen, die unter den Einflüssen des demokratischen Umbruchs von 1918/19 und einer beginnenden Konsumgesellschaft aufgewachsen war. Mit dem Namen, der modernen Aufmachung und der hohen Erscheinungsrate – zwischenzeitlich gab es drei verschiedene Ausgaben pro Tag – orientierte sich der Verlag laut der Geschäftsführung an Vorbildern aus New York und London. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyond Glitter and Doom
The Contingency of the Weimar Republic

(Munich: iudicium, 2012)

ed. by Jochen Hung, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Geoff Wilkes

The Weimar Republic has received more attention in academic research and popular culture than almost any other period in German history. Nevertheless, its prevailing historical image remains surprisingly simplistic: it is often seen as an era of accelerated cultural progress on the one hand and extreme political unrest, social upheaval and economic crisis on the other, a view epitomized in the ubiquitous image of the ‘dance on the volcano’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyond Glitter and Doom
The New Paradigm of Contingency in Weimar Research

in: Beyond Glitter and Doom. The Contingency of the Weimar Republic, ed. by Jochen Hung, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Geoff Wilkes (Munich: iudicium, 2012), pp. 9-15.

The Weimar Republic has received more attention in popular culture and academic research than almost any other phase in German history. But despite the plethora of books, films, exhibitions and articles on the period, its prevailing image remains surprisingly simplistic. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Der deutschen Jugend!”
The Newspaper Tempo and the Generational Discourse of the Weimar Republic

in: Beyond Glitter and Doom. The Contingency of the Weimar Republic, ed. by Jochen Hung, Godela Weiss-Sussex, Geoff Wilkes,  (Munich: iudicium, 2012), pp. 105-18.

In the historiography of the Weimar Republic, the concept of ‘generations’ has often been drawn upon to explain the anti-democratic and reactionary attitude of the youth and its role in the demise of the first German democracy. Using the example of the newspaper Tempo, published 1928–33 with a decidedly generational focus, this chapter aims to show that the contemporary debate about youth and generations also had a strong pro-democratic and liberal current that has often been ignored by historians. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sace ELDER: Murder Scenes. Normality, Deviance, and Criminal Violence in Weimar Berlin, in: German History, vol 29 (2011), No 3, pp. 666-667.

In the Weimar Republic, the explosive rise of homicides and murders after the Great War was a staple statistic used by cultural critics of all political colours to illustrate Germany’s moral and social degeneration. Read the rest of this entry »