Scheidemann, Philipp
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Scheidemann, Philipp

( July 26, 1865, Kassel – November 29, 1939, Copenhagen), German politician. From 1911 he was a member of the governing body of the SPD, and from 1913 one of the three chairmen of the SPD parliamentary party. During World War I, he was one of the best known Social Democrats in German public life. A brilliant speaker, he defended the Burgfrieden policy, but at the same time worked for a settlement with forces in the party opposed to war. In countless interventions he called for “peace by rapprochement” without reparations or annexations.…

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Mühlhausen, Walter, “Scheidemann, Philipp”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0527>
First published online: 2015



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