Not surprisingly, the old autocratic German establishment saw it as 'decadent art', a view shared by Adolf Hitler who became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. They condemned Weimar Germany as a new Sodom and Gomorrah and attacked American influences, such as jazz music, as contributors to the decay. International Women's Union Congress in Berlin, 1929. Silent films had certain advantages for filmmakers, such as the ability to hire an international cast, since spoken accents were irrelevant. "Mir ist heut so nach Tamerlan!" The Weimar Republic is the unofficial name given to Germany in the interwar period from 1919 to 1933, between the defeat of Germany in the Great War in 1918 and Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. "The Lavender Song" (Das Lila Lied) is a Cabaret song from the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1920. While many applauded these efforts, conservative and radical right-wing critics decried the new cultural products as decadent and immoral. "Memorial for Karl Liebknecht" by Käthe Kollwitz, 1921. Music completely flourished in the time of the Weimar Republic. "The 'Golden' Twenties: Art and Literature in the Weimar Republic". Leading scientists became associated as a group that was called the Germany's most influential philosopher during the Weimar Republic years, and perhaps of the 20th century, was The intersection of politics and philosophy inspired other philosophers in Weimar Germany, when radical politics included many thinkers and activists across the political spectrum. Weimar Germany was a center of artistic innovation, great creativity, and considerable experimentation. Music by Mischa Spoliansky, original lyrics by Kurt Schwabach (1920) This teaching strategy builds observation, critical thinking, and interpretive skills.Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice. 1920s Berlin was a city of many social contrasts. Weimar culture refers to the arts and sciences that occured during the Weimar Republic (between Germany's defeat at the end of World War I in 1918, and Hitler's rise to power in 1933). The music was composed by Rudolf Nelson and the lyrics were written by Friedrich Hollaender. Arnold Schoenberg... Arnold Schoenberg was a German composer. While a large part of the population continued to struggle with high unemployment and deprivations in the aftermath of World War I, the upper class of society, and a growing middle class, gradually rediscovered prosperity and turned Berlin into a cosmopolitan city. German artists made multiple cultural contributions in the fields of German visual art, music, and literature were all strongly influenced by fiercely experimental, iconoclastic and left-leaning, spiritually hostile to big business and bourgeois society and at daggers drawn with Prussian militarism and authoritarianism.

Prostitutes buy cocaine capsules from a drug dealer in Berlin, 1930. Before The film moves from the world of the slums to the world of the stock exchange and then to the cabarets and nightclubs–and everywhere chaos reigns, authority is discredited, power is mad and uncontrollable, wealth inseparable from crime.Politically and economically, the nation was struggling with the terms and reparations imposed by the A man reads a sign advertising "Attention, Unemployed, Haircut 40 pfennigs, Shave 15 pfennigs", 1927. The police identified 62 organized criminal gangs in Berlin, called Apart from the new tolerance for behaviour that was technically still illegal, and viewed by a large part of society as immoral, there were other developments in Berlin culture that shocked many visitors to the city. Berlin eventually acquired a reputation as a hub of drug dealing (cocaine, heroin, tranquilizers) and the black market. He later became one of the leading proponents of The Weimar years saw a flourishing of political and grotesque cabaret which, at least for the English-speaking world, has become iconic for the period through works such as At the beginning of the Weimar era, cinema meant silent films.