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Edgar Julius Jung, right-wing enemy of the Nazis : a political biography / Roshan Magub.

By: Magub, Roshan, 1941- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.German history in context: Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (viii, 296 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782049135; 1782049134.Subject(s): Politicians -- Germany -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Edgar Julius Jung, right-wing enemy of the Nazis.DDC classification: 943.085092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Early influences and the shaping of the personality (1894-1918) -- Entry into politics and the fight against separatism: Jung's years in the Pfalz (1918-24) -- Jung's pursuit of leadership of the Conservative Revolution (1925-31) -- With Papen in the eye of the storm: the final years (1932-34) -- Conclusion.
Summary: "By the time of his death, Edgar Julius Jung (1894-1934) was well known in Germany and Europe as one of the foremost ideologues of the political movement that called itself the Conservative Revolution and as a right-wing opponent of the Nazis. He was speechwriter for and confidant of Franz von Papen (first Hitler's predecessor as chancellor, then Hitler's vice-chancellor), which put him at the center of political events right up until the Nazi seizure of power. Considered by Goebbels one of the worst enemies of the Nazis, Jung was assassinated by them in June 1934. The following eleven years of Nazi rule contributed to his neglect by historians, as did distaste, since the war's end and the founding of the Federal Republic on democratic principles, for his strongly anti-democratic stance. Although there have been several studies on Jung's political thought, there has been until now no biography in German or English. Roshan Magub's book therefore fills a serious gap in German historical literature. It shows that Jung's opposition to National Socialism dates from the earliest days and that he had a very close relationship with the Ruhr industry, which supported him financially and enabled him to reach a nationwide audience. Magub uses, for the first time, all the available material from the archives in Munich, Koblenz, Cologne, and Berlin, and the whole of Jung's Nachlass. Her book sheds new light on Jung and demonstrates his importance in Germany's political history."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Early influences and the shaping of the personality (1894-1918) -- Entry into politics and the fight against separatism: Jung's years in the Pfalz (1918-24) -- Jung's pursuit of leadership of the Conservative Revolution (1925-31) -- With Papen in the eye of the storm: the final years (1932-34) -- Conclusion.

"By the time of his death, Edgar Julius Jung (1894-1934) was well known in Germany and Europe as one of the foremost ideologues of the political movement that called itself the Conservative Revolution and as a right-wing opponent of the Nazis. He was speechwriter for and confidant of Franz von Papen (first Hitler's predecessor as chancellor, then Hitler's vice-chancellor), which put him at the center of political events right up until the Nazi seizure of power. Considered by Goebbels one of the worst enemies of the Nazis, Jung was assassinated by them in June 1934. The following eleven years of Nazi rule contributed to his neglect by historians, as did distaste, since the war's end and the founding of the Federal Republic on democratic principles, for his strongly anti-democratic stance. Although there have been several studies on Jung's political thought, there has been until now no biography in German or English. Roshan Magub's book therefore fills a serious gap in German historical literature. It shows that Jung's opposition to National Socialism dates from the earliest days and that he had a very close relationship with the Ruhr industry, which supported him financially and enabled him to reach a nationwide audience. Magub uses, for the first time, all the available material from the archives in Munich, Koblenz, Cologne, and Berlin, and the whole of Jung's Nachlass. Her book sheds new light on Jung and demonstrates his importance in Germany's political history."--Provided by publisher.

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This detailed and well-written book is the first political biography of Edgar Julius Jung, a leading ideologue of the Conservative Revolution who stood against the Weimar Republic and democracy. As Magub shows, Jung was also a staunch opponent of the Nazis (who assassinated him in 1934), seeing them as a movement of the masses (which he opposed) and insufficiently spiritual. In contrast, Jung hearkened back to a traditional order based on elite rule, hierarchy, and Christianity, if not indeed medievalism. Magub's biography is based on highly comprehensive research and provides a fair assessment not just of Jung's political views but his lack of personal political success in an era based on mass politics. Her coverage begins with Jung's formative years and his struggle against the post-World War One French occupation of his home region of the Bavarian Pfalz. Throughout, the book details Jung's close relationship with big business interests, including their political party the German People's Party (DVP). The book is a volume in the series "German History in Context," and it definitely provides important context on the Weimar Republic, specifically its anti-democratic but also anti-Nazi conservatives. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Alan Siaroff, The University of Lethbridge

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