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German politician of the Catholic Center Party.

Initially in support of World War I, and responsible for drafting Germany's war aims, Erzberger spoke out against the war in mid-1917 in the Reichstag, and came to be seen as an advocate for peace. He eventually signed the Armistice on behalf of the German Empire at Compiègne on November 11, 1918. He became a minister in the government of the Weimar Republic, but was vilified for his role in endorsing the Versailles Treaty, hence in Germany's national humiliation, and was increasingly attacked by conservatives and liberals alike and by the press. He was assassinated by the ultra-nationalist death squad, the Organisation Consul, at Bad Griesberg, a Black Forest spa, for this act.


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