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Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

David F. Crew


This book is a study of the welfare system in the Weimar Republic. Adopting a “history of everyday life” perspective, the book examines not only high-level policy and debate, but also ordinary Germans' daily experiences and encounters with the welfare state, upon which millions depended for their livelihood. The book ultimately shows why the collapse of the welfare system, one of the pillars of the Weimar social republic, led so quickly to the Nazi racial state in the years after 1933.

Keywords: welfare system, Weimar Republic, policy, debate, collapse, social republic, Nazi, 1933

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195053111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David F. Crew, author
University of Texas, Austin