Bavarian Council Republic
(3,654 words)

In the four weeks from April 7 through May 2 1919, two consecutive council-based governments, which called themselves “Bavarian Council Republics,” were established in Munich and other Bavarian cities. An earlier revolutionary government had been led by the USPD politician Kurt Eisner as Bavarian prime minister in November 1918. After his assassination in February and after a government imposed by political trench warfa…

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Carolin Kosuch, Rome/Leipzig, “Bavarian Council Republic”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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