Völkischer Beobachter - Einführung

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the Odal Rune (see above) represents the 'o' sound
its occult meaning is "heritage; "nobility", "lineage, race, and descent"

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Racial Observer - Introduction

The Concept of Race

Racial Hygiene (Eugenics) in Germany

the Doctrine of Regeneration

the Regeneration of the Aryan Race

The Ideal of Aryan Beauty

The House of German Art

Ludwig Fahrenkrog - Völkischen Künstler
Ludwig Fahrenkrog - Racial Artist

Sexuality and Gender in the Third Reich

Nietzsche and Race

The Green Reich

National Socialism and the World of Tomorrow

the Aryan Hero

The Future of the West


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'It is my ultimate aim to perform an act of creation, a divine operation,
the goal of a biological mutation which will result in an unprecedented exaltation of the human race, and the appearance of a new race of heroes, demi-gods and god-men.
My party comrades have no conception of the dreams that haunt my mind, or of the grandiose edifice of which the foundations, (grundlagen) at least, will have been laid before I die. 
The world has reached a turning point, and will undergo an upheaval which the uninitiated cannot understand.'
Adolf Hitler


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Völkischer Beobachter

The 'Völkischer Beobachter' was the newspaper of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) from 1920.The National Socialist German Workers' Party, abbreviated NSDAP), was a political party in Germany active between 1920 and 1945.
Its predecessor, the German Workers' Party (DAP), existed from 1919 to 1920.
The party's leader since 1921, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg in 1933.
(It should be noted that 'Nazi' is a slang insult, similar to the slang insults used to describe Jewish and black people, and in this 'politically correct' age, its use should not be permitted.)
It first appeared weekly, then daily from 8 February 1923.
For twenty-five years it formed part of the official public face of the NSDAP.

Thule Gesellschaft
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Dietrich Eckart
The 'Kampfblatt der nationalsozialistischen Bewegung Großdeutschlands' ("fighting paper of the National Socialist movement of Greater Germany) had its origin in the Münchner Beobachter ("Munich Observer"), which in 1918 was acquired by the Thule Gesellschaft, and in August 1919 was renamed Völkischer Beobachter.
The Thule-Gesellschaft (Thule Society), originally the 'Studiengruppe für germanisches Altertum' ("Study Group for Germanic Antiquity"), was a German occultist and völkisch group founded by Felix Niedner, the German translator of the Elder Norse Eddas, in 1910.
The NSDAP purchased it in December 1920 on the initiative of Chase Bauduin and Dietrich Eckart, who became the first editors.
Dietrich Eckart (23 March 1868 – 26 December 1923) was a German journalist and politician who, together with Adolf Hitler, was one of the early key members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP), and a participant of the 1923 Munich Putsch.
In 1921, Adolf Hitler acquired all shares in the company, making him the sole owner of the publication.
The circulation of the paper was initially about 8,000 but increased to 25,000 in autumn 1923 due to strong demand during the Occupation of the Ruhr.
In that year Alfred Rosenberg became editor.

With the prohibition of the NSDAP after the Munich Putsch of 9 November 1923, the paper also had to cease publication, which resumed however on the party's re-foundation on 26 February 1925.

The circulation rose along with the success of the NSDAP, reaching more than 120,000 in 1931 and 1.7 million by 1944.

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