100 Years Ago: Assassination of German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau

Walther Rathenau ‎was a ‎‎German-Jewish‎‎ ‎‎industrialist,‎‎ ‎‎writer‎‎ and ‎‎liberal‎‎ ‎‎politician, who was involved in the organisation of the war economy during World War I and campaigned in favour of a strict peace treaty dictated by the victors. ‎‎After the war he joined the left-liberal DDP and was appointed ‎‎Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic ‎‎in February 1922. Numerous journalistic attacks against him accused him of participating in the "‎‎fulfilment policy‎‎": Cooperation with the victorious powers that sold out Germany to foreigners. Thus he became a perfect target for right-wing extremists who assassinated him on this day 100 years ago.

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