Anti-Nazi Views

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Two vitriolic political articles from the “Völkischer Beobachter” aimed at the Catholic theologian Karl Adam and the Pastors’ Emergency League were posted on the departmental bulletin board at the end of January of 1934. The departmental chair Lohmeyer had a student assistant remove them on January 25. 1934.

Threatened with immediate dismissal as a result, Lohmeyer gave way, also to protect the young student, in early February with a statement that the action had not been aimed at the political ideology of Nazi party representatives. Nonetheless, university president Gustav Adolf Walz had notified the Reich Ministry of Education in writing on January 26 that Lohmeyer’s anti-Nazi conduct and his anti-Nazi views were general knowledge.

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  • Völkischer Beobachter of January 22, 1934