23 March 2018

Jochen Hung in The Washington Post: 'Babylon Berlin' and the myth of the Weimar Republic

"Flapper girls and Nazi stormtroopers, prostitutes and proletarians, jazz troupes and jackboots — when the German hit series “Babylon Berlin” arrived on U.S. Netflix in January, so did all these Weimar-era stereotypes." But stereotypes of Weimar Germany keep us from learning the right lessons, writes Dr Jochen Hung (Cultural History) in The Washington Post: anti-democratic forces do not always come in reactionary guises.