Year 9 students are studying a transformative period in history, the creation of the Weimar Republic and the lead up to the election of Adolf Hitler in 1933. They are trying to understand the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles and the war debts imposed on Germany after the end of World War I. An interesting part of this topic is the daily lives of regular residents in the Weimar Republic and their political views. Students are learning that being aware of the viewpoints and backgrounds of Germans in that period is key to understanding the social and political developments of the country.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”George Santayana