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Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933

A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool shows portraits of Weimar Germans by August Sander and Otto Dix: ‘Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919–1933 presents the faces of Germany between the two world wars told through the eyes of painter Otto Dix (1891–1969) and photographer August Sander (1876–1964) – two artists whose works document the radical extremes of the country in this period.   91 more words

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How to bring down a government.

Let me state right away that I am not advocating sedition. This post is to introduce my readers to a fascinating woman who did just that. 1,152 more words

Rahel Varnhagens Berlin

We’re back from our Christmas break, and Jana Maria Weiss continues our series of posts on literary images of Berlin with an exploration of the work of Rahel Varnhagen, a German-Jewish writer in the eighteenth century who also hosted one of the most celebrated literary salons of her day. 947 more words

On this day: the premiere of Metropolis | In Times Gone By...

Iconic futuristic German film Metropolis premiered on the 10th of January, 1927. Filmed in 1925 but set in the year 2026, the film is set in a city with ruling elites and poor workers living beneat… 12 more words

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On this day: the premiere of Metropolis

Iconic futuristic German film Metropolis premiered on the 10th of January, 1927.

Filmed in 1925 but set in the year 2026, the film is set in a city with ruling elites and poor workers living beneath them. 55 more words

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Nietzsche and the State

“Where the state ends—look there, my brothers! Do you not see it, the rainbow and the bridges of the overman?”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a prolific writer on just about every subject. 1,205 more words

Statism

The White Rose

My final installment in this screed on fascism/totalitarianism:

The White Rose in Germany : A story of resistance

White Rose Flyers : The offending flyers

Fascism