Author(s): Leopold Schwarzschild
Few figures of interwar Germany had been as influential as Leopold Schwarzschild, the intense editor of the liberal mag ‘Das Tage-Buch’. In the unsure years of the Weimar Republic, Schwarzschild turned into well-known for his perceptive political analyses and critique of the industrial insurance policies of successive governments within the twilight of Germany’s first experiment with democracy. When he used to be pressured to to migrate in 1933, following Hitler’s upward thrust to energy, he pursued his research of tendencies in Germany from Paris, the place he resumed e-newsletter of his magazine underneath the brand new title ‘Das Neue Tage-Buch’, whilst additionally mounting a livid assault at the European powers taken via wonder via the Nazi ascendancy. ‘One factor is already past query nowadays…’, he wrote within the spring of 1933, ‘…a part of the brand new generation is an unremitting descent into some roughly army conflagration’. Winston Churchill, a super admirer of Schwarzschild, made one among his later books required studying for the War Cabinet, but his campaigning journalism hasn’t ever sooner than seemed in English. In bringing his writings to an English-speaking readership, Chronicle of a Downfall will repair Leopold Schwarzschild to his rightful position as probably the most poignant chroniclers of the autumn of German democracy and the descent of Europe into World War II.