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The impact on Germany

The impact on Germany

Prof. Peter Hayes, Prof. Shulamit Volkov

Of particular interest when dealing with the aftermath of the war is the case of Germany, a country in which Nazism would rise to become the dominant force, less than two decades later.

What effect did WWI have on the ability to “resist” antisemitism in the war’s aftermath?


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