By Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Over part a century after the defeat of the 3rd Reich the complexities of Nazi ideology are nonetheless being unravelled. this article is a major try and determine those ideological origins. It demonstrates the way Nazism was once prompted by way of strong occult and millenarian sects that thrived in Germany and Austria on the flip of the century. Their rules and emblems filtered via to nationalist-racist teams linked to the baby Nazi occasion and their fantasies have been performed out with terrifying results within the 3rd Reich: Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka are the hellish museums of the Nazi apocalypse. This extraordinary and interesting tale includes classes we won't find the money for to disregard.
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Forty two Sebottendorff's assertion that he ~ r o v i d e dthe iournalistic foundation of the Nazi occasion is sort of right. The Beobachter was once a minor weekly which have been released within the jap suburbs of Munich considering 1868. It resented mostlv neighborhood tales with a middle-class. a little bit a n t i - c l e r h and anti-~erkticbias, and was once owned from 1900 onwards through Franz Eher. whilst Eher died in June 1918, the paper ceased booklet until eventually Sebottendorff bought it for 5,000 marks. He renamed it Miinchener Beobachter und Sportblatt and incorporated wearing positive factors to win a younger readership for his trenchant anti-Semitic editorial. 43From July 19 18 till might 1919 the newspaper workplace used to be on the Thule premises. After the Soviet revolution at Munich in 1919 Sebottendorff moved the place of work to the premises occupied by means of H. G. Grassinger's neighborhood department of the Deutsch-Sozialistische Partei (DSP), one other anti-Semitic nationalist staff based in 1918. Henceforth Grassinger was once the newspaper's construction supervisor and the paper used to be his party's authentic organ in Munich. The monetary background of the paper after Sebottendorffleft Munich in RUDOLF VON SEBOTTENDORFF AND T H E THULE SOCIETY July 1919 shows its graduai acquisition through the nationwide Socialist occasion. The DSP editors grew to become divided among themselves in the summertime, and Sebottendorff summoned his sister Dora Kunzeand the paper's nominal owner, his mistress Kathe Bierbaumer, for a convention at Constance to elucidate the placement and brush aside wrong body of workers. The paper was once then switched over right into a restricted legal responsibility corporation. The issued capital of the recent corporation, Franz Eher Verlag Nachf. , was once 120,000 marks held via shareholders: Bierbaumer's retaining represented 110,000 marks, whereas Kunze's was once 10,000 marks. despite the fact that, via 20 March 1920 the shareholders have been as follows: Gottfried Feder Franz Xaver Eder Franz von Freilitzsch Wilhelm Gutberlet Theodor Heuss Karl Alfred Braun Dora Kunze Kathe Biesbaumer 10,000 marks 10,000 20,000 10,000 10,000 3,500 10,000 forty six. 500 Gottfried Feder was once one in every of Hider's earliest fans; Freilitzsch and I-Ieuss have been contributors of the Thule. it is going to be transparent that Sebotrendorff, via his ladies, had misplaced acontrolling curiosity through early 1920. through 17 December 1920 all of the stocks have been within the fingers of Anton Drexler as nominee for the nationwide Socialist get together. They have been transferred to Adolf Hider in November 1921. forty four Sebottendorff's moment contribution to the nationalist response matters army operations. The Thule stockpiled guns for Lehmann's Pan-Germans in the course of November 1918 within the occasion of an armed counter-revolution opposed to Eisner's govt. schemes for intervention have been hatched. Early in December Sebottendorff deliberate to kidnap Eisner at a rally in undesirable Aibling, yet this failed. An try to extend counter-revolutionary job throughout the institution of a vigilante civilian protect (Biirgemehr), equipped through Rudolf Buttmann and Heinz Kurz of the Thule, was once additionally unsuccessful as soon as the Left within the urban turned s u s p i ~ i o u sMore .