Reichstag (Weimar Republic)

The Reichstag (English: Diet of the Realm) was the lower house of the legislature of the Weimar Republic. It originated in the creation of the Weimar Constitution in 1919. After the end of the Weimar Republic in 1933, the Reichstag continued to operate, albeit sporadically, as the purely ceremonial legislature of Nazi Germany.

Reichstag

Deutscher Reichstag
Legislative body of the Weimar Republic
Type
Type
Chambers
History
Established1919
Disbanded1933
Preceded byWeimar National Assembly
Succeeded byNazi Reichstag
Seats661 (at dissolution)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Last election
5 March 1933
Meeting place
Reichstag building, Berlin
Reichstag on September 12, 1932 – Chancellor Papen (stands, left) demands the floor, ignored by Speaker Göring (right)