W. Rathenau Abroad


Podcast! Three years after the scuttling of the German navy on the would-be final day of the Armistice and as many years following the signing of the Treaty and "League of Versailles", right-wing extremists in the three-year-old Weimar Republic murder another top-ranking politician. Walther Rathenau had served for a few months as its seventh Foreign Secretary. None of Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau's (1919) successors would make it into another year of service.

"100 Years of Political Murder in Germany". Listen to the weekly podcast of Deutschlandfunk Kultur (or click on the image). Its cooperation with the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam takes five minutes of listening in German. Until December 2021, it deals with the centenary of the "first murder" of Matthias Erzberger.