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Photo Gallery: Berlin in the 1920s
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Photo Gallery: Berlin in the 1920s

The Age of Excess Berlin in the Golden Twenties

After the devastation of World War I, cultural life blossomed and reached its heyday in Berlin. The 1920s were a time in which all the arts, both old and new, were cold, raw, shocking and sharp-edged.  But the "live fast, die young" ethos would be cut short by the rise of the Nazis.
Von Mathias Schreiber
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan