Writing women into the German Revolution!

Writing women into the German Revolution

German at Leeds Dr Ingrid Sharp has succeeded in persuading the maritime museum in Kiel to include a revolutionary woman in its exhibition commemorating the German Revolution of 1918. Speaking last weekend at a workshop in Kiel organised by the Museum, her paper offered examples of women who had been involved in the revolution and had written eye-witness accounts.

The November 1918 revolution started with an uprising by sailors in Kiel, but soon spread beyond the military and gained mass support by men and women keen to bring the war to an end. As the first city to engage in mass demonstrations and spark the events that overthrew the Kaiser and ended the war, Kiel will be marking this centenary with an extended programme of events in 2018.