By Karla Poewe
This publication sheds mild on a tremendous yet missed a part of Nazi background – the contribution of latest religions to the emergence of Nazi ideology in Nineteen Twenties and Thirties Germany.
Post –World struggle I stipulations threw Germans into significant turmoil. The lack of the warfare, the Weimar Republic and the punitive Treaty of Versailles all brought on common discontent and resentment. consequently Germans ordinarily 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. Günther, and nationalist writers like Hans Grimm created a frame of mind that swept throughout Germany like a tidal wave. by means of fusing politics, faith, theology, Indo-Aryan metaphysics, literature and Darwinian technology they meant to craft a brand new, certainly German faith-based political group. What emerged as a substitute was once an anti-Semitic totalitarian political regime referred to as nationwide Socialism. taking a look at sleek paganism in addition to the proven Church, Karla Poewe finds that the recent religions based within the pre-Nazi and Nazi years, specifically Jakob Hauer’s German religion Movement, current a version for the way German fascism distilled features of non secular doctrine into political extremism.
New Religions and the Nazis addresses essentially the most vital questions of the 20 th century – how and why did Germans come to include nationwide Socialism? Researched from unique records, letters and unpublished papers, together with the SS group of workers documents held within the German Federal information, it really is an soaking up and clean method of the problems raised through this deeply major interval of history.
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