The German Unemployed (Routledge Revivals): Experiences and Consequences of Mass Unemployment from the Weimar Republic of the Third Reich

1st Edition

Richard J. Evans, Dick Geary

Published May 17, 2016
Reference - 314 Pages
ISBN 9781138844193 - CAT# Y175499
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Unemployment was perhaps the major problem confronting European society at the time in which this book was first published in 1987, and is arguably still the case today. This collection of essays by British and German historians contributes to the debate by taking a close look at unemployment in the Weimar Republic. What groups were most severely affected, and why? How did they react? How effective were welfare and job creation schemes? Did unemployment fuel social instability and political extremism? How far was unemployment a cause of the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the triumph of the Third Reich? Did the Nazis solve the unemployment problem by peaceful Keynsianism or through massive rearmament?

This book is ideal for students of history, sociology, and economics.


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