Wednesday, October 31, 2012
1920s German Women by Christian Schad 1894-1982
Well, I am not sure that these women are at all happy, but they do seem rather independent and several appear fiercely self-assured. It was surely an unsettled time in Germany. Weimar Germany (1919–33) was creating an extreme nationalism among may citizens who were humiliated by the military defeat in the WWI(1914–18); the terms of the Treaty of Versailles; economic depression; and the swirling confusion in society. In exploiting and excusing the German military defeat, emerging Nazism created Dolchstosslegende claiming that the German war effort was internally sabotaged, by Jews, socialists, Bolshevik, the Social Democrats, and the Ebert Government. There was enough distrust, hate, decadence, and general unrest to upset anyone, even women.