Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. A. Stanley Trickett


This thesis grew out of Dr. A. Stanley Trickett's graduate history seminar at the University of Omaha, inquiring into the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. In the course of a study of Germany's initial reaction to the Treaty of Versailles I became interested in the German Peace Delegation, and especially Count Brockdorff-Rantzau, who, as the Weimar Republic's first Foreign Minister, was the Delegation's leader. My preliminary search for material unearthed very little that was easily accessible. Almost everything from contemporary English language sources and journals was written in a hate-the-Kaiser's-Germany vein, and the few items concerning the German Foreign Minister were, I discovered, usually out of context, inaccurate, or merely hear-say with little factual basis.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1967 Marilyn Senn Moll

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