German Responsibility for the War of 1914–1918
Fritz Fischer is the most important German historian today, famous — or, rather, with Germans notorious — for telling them the truth that Germany was responsible up to the hilt for the war of 1914–1918 and proving it from all the evidence.1 If he had dared to say all this just after that war, he would have been assassinated by the reactionary Frei Korps, as so many were — including the Catholic Centre Party leader, Erzberger, for signing the Treaty of Versailles, though this book shows what a deep-dyed nationalist and annexationist he was. Perhaps that taught him, or he had learned something from the war, like Stresemann, who was another.
KeywordsFavourable Circumstance Autocratic Government German People German Historian Secondary Theme
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