Catastrophic Years


"Katastrophenjahre" 1922 and 1923, according to German author Wolfram Eilenberger, Zeit der Zauberer. Das große Jahrzehnt der Philosophie 1919-1929, Stuttgart 2018, p. 146

The day before Christmas 1921, German President Friedrich Ebert repeals the "Verordnung zum Schutze der Republik (Ordinance for the Protection of the Republic)". This concludes the state of emergency.

Nobody seem to have anticipated the sustained catastrophe that would follow soon.