1931: Debt, Crisis and the Rise of Hitler Sold Out

08 Nov 2019
20:15 - 21:15
Cleere's

1931: Debt, Crisis and the Rise of Hitler Sold Out

Swiss historian Tobias Straumann’s new book focuses on the moment when the fragile political and financial order restored after the first world war came apart. We commonly view the Wall Street Crash of 1929 as the start of the Great Depression, but Straumann lays the blame on the Austrian bank crisis, the shutdown of the German financial system and Britain crashing out of the gold standard. What lessons can we learn from the economic chaos and political populism of that time that led to the Nazi regime and how can they help us understand what’s going on right now?

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