The Weimar Republic

K-214 TO 260


The War Guilt Clause which placed exclusive responsibility for the war  on Germany and her allies offended the pride of the German people. Many rejected the demand for extradition of their leaders Ludwig III and Wilhem II as war criminals. Goetz, on the other hand, sensed betrayal when the Emperor fled from Germany to Holland. Goetz did his best to destroy the image of the Kaiser by casting numerous medals of a criticizing and castigating nature. (See also K-218, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 256, 257, 258, 277, 278.)