Irrwege eines Antisemiten – Ernst Niekisch in der frühen DDR

Ernst Niekisch was one of the central authors of the so-called Conservative Revolution, a collective term for anti-democratic right-wing intellectuals in the Weimar Republic. In the 1930s, Niekisch, the national Bolshevik, appeared as a staunch opponent of the republic, but also of the NSDAP, whose pro-capitalist orientation he branded as “Jewish”. In the early GDR, as the article shows, Niekisch adjusted his image of European history and thus had an easier time finding connections in the GDR, but later also in the FRG.

Author(s): Sebastian Elsbach

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