Bernd Widdig

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520222908
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924703 | DOI:

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This chapter addresses the question of the “afterlife” of the German inflation. It suggests that the National Socialist vision of German culture represented the complete opposite of the culture of inflation and that the collective memory of the inflation continued to shape Germany's post-war society. It also discusses the ambivalence many Germans felt at the prospect of the surrender of Germany monetary fiscal control to the new European Central Bank with the introduction of the euro.

Keywords: German inflation; German culture; collective memory; post-war society; monetary fiscal control; European Central Bank; euro

Chapter.  4667 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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