About the background
One hundred years ago: the revolution in Bavaria in 1918
On 7 November 1918 the house of Wittelsbach was brought down in Bavaria. All other German dynasties followed within a short time. Even before the republic was proclaimed on 9 November, Kurt Eisner founded the Bavarian republic as a free state. This fundamental event constitutes the starting point of the rise of National Socialism.
About the event
Appel describes the starting point of a contemporary historical drama on the basis of plastic memories and diaries of contemporaries. The book conveys the history behind the revolution, the last night of the monarchy and the decisive ensuing days, as well as the time of the Free State of Bavaria up to the assassination of Kurt Eisner, the Bavarian Soviet Republic and Hitler's first steps on the way to counter-revolution.
Moderator: Dr. Sybille Krafft, historian
Michael Appel, Dr. phil., studied history, political science and philosophy. He works as an author and director for the public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk, with a focus on the subjects of history and contemporary history.
About the series
"Zur Sache..." / "To the point..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the C.H.Beck publishing house, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), the publishing house Antje Kunstmann and the dtv publishing house, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.
|Date||10 April 2018, 19:00|
|Venue||Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor|
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
|Public transport||Underground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 150/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität|
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
|Registration||Please register by e-mail to|
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Reserved seats need to be occupied 15 minutes before the start of the event at the latest.
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|Admission||Admission is free.|
|Flyer||Download of the event flyer (PDF, 1.55 MB)|