Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
After World War I, parts of Europe experience hyperinflation, when it took wheelbarrows full of paper currency just to pay for a loaf of bread. The worst time was 1923 and it became known as "The Inflation Year." In this movie, closely following the autobiographical story by Thomas Mann, Professor Cornelius (Martin Held), a history teacher, comes to regret publishing an essay in 1917 supporting the Prussian government which vigorously prosecuted the war effort.
history, Germany, man, professor