Social and cultural developments in Germany, 1924-28

1920
Introduction of four-year unified public elementary school
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1924
Public Assistance System modernised
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1925
State accident insurance system, intro'd by Bismarck to help those injured @ work, extended to cover those suffering from occupational diseases.
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1927
National unemployment insurance system introduced; provided unemployment benefits
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How many disabled war veterans was the German state supporting in 1926?
800,000
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Describe the "new woman".
Free, sexually liberated, indep.
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How did the Civil Code of 1896 affect women in the Weimar Republic?
It said that a husband had the right to decide on all matters concering family life
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How many members did the League of German Women (BDF) have?
900,000
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What % of the German workforce were women by 1925?
36%
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Who was Clara Zetkin?
KPD Reichstag member, women's rights campaigner
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How many abortions a year were taking place by 1930?
1 million
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How many deaths from abortion happened each year in 1930?
10-12,000
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How many women teachers were there by 1933?
100,00
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How many women doctors were there by 1933?
3000
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What laws made it so that women had to leave their jobs after the war?
Demobilization laws
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How many women were elected to the Reichstag in 1919?
41
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What were some working married women attacked for being by Conservatives and the press?
"Double earners"
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What percentage of those unemployed in 1925 were from the 14-21 age group?
17%
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What was the Wandervogel?
Nationalistic, non-political youth group
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How many members did Wandervogel have by 1914?
50,000
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Which political youth group had the most members?
Social Democratic Youth Movement
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What political party formed the Bismarck Youth?
DNVP
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When was Bismarck Youth founded?
1922
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What people was the Bismarck Youth popular with?
Upper and middle classes in Protestant areas
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How many members did the Hitler Youth have by 1928?
13,000
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What percentage of German Jews lived in cities?
80%
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What percentage of German doctors were Jewish?
11%
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When was the Barmat Scandal?
1925
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Briefly describe the Barmat Scandal.
Barmat brothers convicted of bribing officials to gain loans from Prussian State Bank and National Post Office
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How did Socialists react to the emergence of Berlin nightlife?
They believed it represented the wastefulness of capitalism
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How did right-wing groups react to the emergence of Berlin nightlife?
Evidence of weak govt., -> moral decay + corruption
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How did traditionalists react to the emergence of Berlin nightlife?
Horror/contempt @ American influence
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Public Assistance System modernised

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State accident insurance system, intro'd by Bismarck to help those injured @ work, extended to cover those suffering from occupational diseases.

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National unemployment insurance system introduced; provided unemployment benefits

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800,000

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