GRIMM, Hans (Grimm)( One of the most famous writers of the Third Reich)
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Biography GRIMM, Hans (Grimm)
Grimm, Hans (Grimm), (1875-1959), one of the most famous writers of the Third Reich. Born March 22, 1875 in Wiesbaden. He studied political science in Lausanne, Munich and Hamburg, and later headed the Colonial Institute in Hamburg. 15 years spent in Germany colony of South-West Africa and in South Africa, which revealed his interest in the colonial expansion of Germany. Preoccupied "Germanic dream of world domination", Grimm was a zealous supporter of the "populist nationalism and racial doctrines.
. Grimm has attracted worldwide attention in 1926 by publishing a political novel, "A people without space" ( "Volk ohne Raum")
. This book won instant popularity and sold half a million copies. The secret of its success lies in the ability to Grimm to make literary expression of feeling which had not previously been invested in a popular form. Using traditional conservatism and defending social imperialism, Grimm argued that Germany is doomed to starvation and extinction, if not expand its borders. It was his obsession, which he carried through all his works. He claimed that the former ruling classes are not viable and therefore are not able to help with reforms to improve the situation of the Germans.
Grimm's position in relation to the Nazi regime was uncertain. He agreed with Hitler's diagnosis of "diabolical circle" of Germany and his call to the purification of the Germanic race. At the same time, he expressed doubts about the Nazi revolutionary radicalism, petty-bourgeois leadership and the idea of mass of followers. Declaring the creative independence, Grimm nevertheless supported the Nazis came to power, welcomed the early successes of Hitler, such as the Anschluss of Austria. The Nazis, in turn, praised by Grimm as a leading "literary prophet germanskogo transformation" and is widely used as a slogan of the title of his book - "A people without space". Hitler had emphasized not the artistic merits of this work, and its political usefulness.
. After the defeat of the Third Reich, Grimm began to write about the "new insight into historical significance of National Socialism, which was equivalent to a serial justify Hitler and Nazism
. In its "Response Germans" (1949) Broadcast Arches Grimm has put forward this argument: "The benefits for today, . which gave Europe National Socialism, . is, . that he defended awakened German people, . and with it most of the Central European nations from the tyranny of communism ",
. Grimm died in Lippoldsberge September 27, 1959.