Mar 1, 2021
Today, we're joined by Professor and Author George Vascik to discuss the infamous stab-in-the-back myth, a conspiracy theory born out of the loss of World War I, and one that would become entrenched in many aspects of Weimar Germany's culture and politics.
From its quick spread in the early days of the Republic, to its impact on the rise of the Nazis, we take a look at how it began, how it impacted the downfall of Weimar Germany, and how there are surprising parallels with modern day conspiracy theories.
Thanks to George for joining us! Check out his book on this topic here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-stab-in-the-back-myth-and-the-fall-of-the-weimar-republic-9781474227797/
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