Weimar Republic Golden Years - Jews

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    • Many Germans failed to stop seeing them as alien.
    • Pushed to the fringes of political and public life in the Golden Years.there was fierce opposition to perceived Jewish influence.
    • Surge of hostility against Jewish bankers at the time of hyperinflation.
    • Antisemitism was part of violent nationalism behind right-wing movements such as Freikorps and NSDAP formed in 1920.
    • Significant gap between wanting to be assimilated and feeling security of being completely accepted.
    • Accusations of corruption and exploitation by Jewish bankers and businessmen were frequent.

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