The latest is the diary of Alfred Rosenberg, self-proclaimed chief ideologue of the National Socialist movement and author of its most important. Who is Alfred Rosenberg? 3. The Mythus of the Twentieth Century. 5. Chapter Two: Approaches to the Study of Nazi Ideology. Approaches that disregard. Der Mythus des Jahrhunderts: Alfred Rosenberg: Der Mythus des Jahrhunderts (; “The Myth of the 20th Century”) was a tedious exposition of.

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O ne might think the major sources for the history of the Third Reich had all long since been brought to light, but new finds keep turning up. Rosenberg mtthus more than just a writer: During the war he headed up the Reichsleiter Rosenberg Task Force, which began by collecting Jewish artefacts for a projected museum for the study of what he hoped would soon be an extinct race, but quickly graduated to looting artworks, manuscripts and other treasures from Jews sent to the camps.

According to the task force itself, bureaucratic in its precision, its loot filled 1, railway trucks. Roaenberg surprisingly, after he alfrwd captured by allied troops at the end of the war, he was tried for his crimes and executed.


The Devil’s Diary review – the mind of Alfred Rosenberg, Hitler’s ‘chief ideologue’

As Ernst Pieper, his first serious biographer, argued init was not so much the book as his less pretentious activities as a journalist, speaker and organiser that lent Rosenberg his influence. The regime supported Rosenberg in bringing the Catholic community to heel in the mids.

It has long been known that Rosenberg, unlike almost all the other leading Nazis — men of action in their own minds, not men of words — kept a diary. But this left unresolved the question of the whereabouts of the rest of the diary. Believing he was authorised to remove the full diary for research purposes, Kempner took it back to his home in America, intending to publish it or use it as the basis for a book.

Adventures in the Land of Bobto write an account of the affair. When taken together with his articles and speeches, the diaries show how unremittingly Rosenberg who denied this at Nuremberg drove on the deportation and extermination of the Jews, lending further weight to the argument that the Holocaust was masterminded and prosecuted centrally, rather than evolving through inputs from the periphery of the Nazi machine.

He continued steadfastly to believe in victory almost to the end, and in Hitler beyond it. What one does find is ample evidence of the petty and quarrelsome nature of the author, who time and again antagonised his fellow Nazis and undermined his capacity mmythus manoeuvre in the internal power struggles of the regime. Most obvious was his hatred of Goebbels, alfreed control over the propaganda apparatus he resented and whose private tolerance of modernist art he excoriated, eventually with success.


The propaganda minister was ideologically superficial, he ranted, he only played at being a minister.

Alfred Rosenberg – Wikipedia

It was all to no avail. Overall, Rosenberg emerges from the diaries as weak, vain and petulant, as well as morally blind and afred to the suffering he caused. It is difficult to understand, however, why they are so hostile to the man who kept them under wraps for so long, the prosecutor Kempner.

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