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German politician, member of the Social Democratic Party. He became Secretary-General of the party in 1905, and its Chairman in 1913. In 1914, he led the party in supporting the war. He was part of the government that was formed under Prince Maximilian of Baden in October 1918; at the outbreak of revolution; Maximilian resigned on November 9, 1918, handing over the post of Chancellor to Ebert. In February 1919 he was elected the first Reichspräsident (Imperial President) of the Weimar Republic, and he held this office until 1925.


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  • OJ 10/1, [41] Newspaper clipping from the Berliner Illustrite Zeitung, dated August 24, 1919

    Illustrated article in the Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung with satirical comments and underlinings by Dahms

  • Sbb 55 Nachl. 13, [1] Handwritten letter from Schenker to Furtwängler, dated November 5, 1919

    Having attended for the first time a concert conducted by Furtwängler, Schenker congratulates him on his achievement then, proclaiming him a "counterweight" to the present [in his opinion inadequate] generation of conductors, and heir to the Mahler mantle. Schenker comments on Viennese concert-goers and their fickleness. — He commends Moriz Violin to Furtwängler, in case the latter can provide an introduction to Hausegger.

  • DLA 69.930/10 Handwritten letter from Schenker to Halm, dated September 25, 1922

    Acknowledges OJ 11/35, 20 and composition; expects to be able to comment on Halm's Klavierübung in Tonwille 4; reports Leipzig University's decision not to appoint him; speculates on the impact of Kontrapunkt 2 and Der freie Satz; public difficulty in accepting Urgesetze. — Aristide Briand: The importance of being well-read on a topic before commenting in public: Schoenberg and Reger; newspapers. — Maximilian Harden: although faithful to Schenker, Harden had not mastered the topics on which he wrote. — National Govenment: Schenker's publishing plans, including "The Future of Humanity": man's anthropomorphic thinking is a delusion, he needs to adapt to nature, to return to a primitive state, to abandon "development" and "progress" and return to primordial laws; inferior man wants to "govern" (bowel wants to become brain); Schenker deplores "artifice" (French) as against nature (German). — Things French: praises German superiority over French in its joy of work. — Higher Plane: the German should not abase himself before the Frenchman.

  • OJ 10/1, [87] Handwritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, dated February 26, 1925

    Dahms reports on the Vrieslanders' Italian travels; compares Hertzka unfavorably to Drei Masken Verlag; He plans to sue Hertzka; comments on Bekker and Korngold.

  • OJ 10/1, [89] Handwritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, undated [c. April 29, 1925]

    Dahms has found a rental cottage in rural Pallanza, and invites the Schenkers to visit. — Hindenburg's election as German President has given a "jolt" to Europe and pleased Mussolini; it should produce shrewd politics, but he doubts whether Hindenburg will be able to lift Germany out of mediocrity.