Why was the historical context important in interpreting the 1931 campaign against Paragraph 218 in the Weimar Republic? What groups in society supported the campaign, and why? Who opposed it, and why? Were there political parties or groups that were ambivalent about thecampaign, and if so, who were they? What was the outcome of the campaign?
Historical context: The Great Depression(economic concerns). the growth of extremist parties such as the communists and Nazi, rising unemp.(Even though this was put into place decades prior it became a concern nw.
Supported campaign: Working, communists, some doctors & healthcare-concerned with making forced to reproduce and cannot provide with them, and concern for humanity
against: Church(pope condemned it) Gov leaders and politicians( enforce the law, need women to make soldiers, afrid of comm.
ambiv./: Middle class economic concerns yet afraid of comm, social dem. (wanted to uphold weimer rep by advocating for rep. rights .(lessened penalties) yet wanted to maintain loyalty to church.
campaign failed stayed in place until the end of WWII