By Karla Poewe
This booklet sheds gentle on a major yet ignored a part of Nazi heritage – the contribution of latest religions to the emergence of Nazi ideology in Twenties and Nineteen Thirties Germany. submit –World struggle I stipulations threw Germans into significant turmoil. The lack of the warfare, the Weimar Republic and the punitive Treaty of Versailles all triggered common discontent and resentment. accordingly Germans often and intellectuals particularly took political, paramilitary, and non secular concerns into their very own palms to accomplish nationwide regeneration. Taken jointly such cultural figures as Jakob Wilhelm Hauer, Mathilde Ludendorff, Ernst Bergmann, Hans F.K. G?nther, and nationalist writers like Hans Grimm created a frame of mind that swept throughout Germany like a tidal wave. by way of fusing politics, faith, theology, Indo-Aryan metaphysics, literature and Darwinian technological know-how they meant to craft a brand new, certainly German faith-based political group. What emerged as an alternative used to be an anti-Semitic totalitarian political regime often called nationwide Socialism. taking a look at glossy paganism in addition to the demonstrated Church, Karla Poewe unearths that the hot religions based within the pre-Nazi and Nazi years, specially Jakob Hauer’s German religion Movement, current a version for a way German fascism distilled features of non secular doctrine into political extremism. New Religions and the Nazis addresses probably the most very important questions of the 20th century – how and why did Germans come to embody nationwide Socialism? Researched from unique files, letters and unpublished papers, together with the SS body of workers records held within the German Federal data, it truly is an soaking up and clean method of the problems raised by means of this deeply major interval of heritage.
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The self-employed made up 53 percent of New religions and the nazis 22 the speakers (Nanko 1993:290, 291), and of these 80 percent did work that was somehow book-centered (Nanko 1993:293). 32 Leaders were primarily political activists and writers as well as managers of interpersonal or inter-group relations with a special talent, and importantly with the time for and vested interest in propagating their ideas widely. Their influence far exceeded their numbers in the groups—something toward which Hauer, and for that matter all völkisch writers, worked consciously and systematically from the beginning (Nanko 1993:103–5).
His father, who according to Hauer was a devout Christian, had a small plastering business in which Jakob Wilhelm and his brothers had to help. The boy Hauer attended a village school. His interest in learning was furthered by a local Protestant minister. 43 Since there was no money to send Hauer to university, the local church helped him to receive his further education at the Basel Mission from 1900 to 1907. He was regarded as intelligent, and while some of his teachers saw “no trace of a spiritual life” in him, they all hoped that his faith would deepen and mature (Rennstich 1992:4).
More importantly, Hauer expected that the youth group phenomenon would be thoroughly politicized, a process with which he agreed. To avoid one-sidedness, however, Hauer suggested that the guilds must remain in touch with one another, and the best way to do that would be to organize annual Workweeks around a specific current topic. ” Hauer pointed out that the Köngener at their annual Workweek had discussed a similar New religions and the nazis 40 topic, and participants were riveted. He was particularly keen to have an effect beyond the local region of Württemberg and, to do this and to find speakers, he wanted Buske to rope in Dehmel, who was known to have organized “expeditions of the Jungmannschaft” to foreign countries (Laqueur 1962:142).
New Religions and the Nazis by Karla Poewe