An excerpt from a pamphlet titled “What Everyone Should Know about the Treaty of Peace,” issued by Berlin’s National Citizens Council, 1921.
As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany experienced many economic hardships. The charts and infographics in this excerpt illustrate some of those hardships. The National Citizens Council was an offshoot of the right-wing Pro-Germany Citizens’ Movement. Although not considered part of the Nazi party, this organization was one of many focused on promoting extreme German nationalism. This pamphlet uses accessible images to demonstrate the “robbery” of Germany through the implementation of the treaty for citizen readers. It emphasizes territorial losses, reparation payments, military restrictions, food shortages, and hyperinflation.