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Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Bernd Widdig


For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of their most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. This book investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during the Weimar Republic. It argues that inflation, with its dynamics of massification, devaluation, and the rapid circulation of money, is an integral part of modern culture and intensifies and condenses the experience of modernity in a traumatic way.

Keywords: Germany, hyperinflation, inflation, German culture, Weimar Republic, massification, devaluation, money, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520222908
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernd Widdig, author