January 26, 1884|
|Died||September 11, 1977
|Alma mater||University of Göttingen|
Arnold Brecht (January 26, 1884 – September 11, 1977) was a German jurist and one of the leading government officials in the Weimar Republic. He was one of the few democratically minded high-placed officials that opposed the Machtergreifung in 1933.
An alumnus of the University of Göttingen, Brecht served as a government official from 1918 to 1933. He was dismissed from his post shortly after the Nazi seizure of power, and emigrated to the United States. He became a lecturer at The New School, and also a foreign policy adviser to the United States government.
- ——— (1944), Prelude to silence: The end of the German republic, New York: Oxford University Press
- ——— (1959), Political Theory: The Foundations of Twentieth-Century Political Thought, Princeton: Princeton University Press
- ——— (1970), The political education of Arnold Brecht: An autobiography, 1884-1970, Princeton: Princeton University Press
- ——— (1971), Federalism and regionalism in Germany : The division of Prussia, New York: Russell & Russell
- Forkosch, Morris D., ed. (1954), The political philosophy of Arnold Brecht: Essays, New York: New School for Social Research
- Treaster, Joseph B. (September 15, 1977), Arnold Brecht Dies; Long at New School; Ex-Aide of German Governments Before Hitler Era Was 93, New York Times