Otto Strasser (Strasser)( One of leaders of the left wing of the Nazi Party)
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Biography Otto Strasser (Strasser)
Strasser, Otto (Strasser), (1897-1974), one of the leaders of the left wing of the Nazi party in the 20-ies.'s Younger brother, Gregor Strasser. Born September 10, 1897 in Vindsheyme, Franconia. At first, belonged to the Social Democrats, in 1925-30 was a member of the Nazi Party. Like his brother, Strasser taken seriously the words "socialist" and "working" in the name of the Party. Hoping to turn the party on a socialist path of development, Strasser called for the nationalization of industry, banks and land. As the editor of the newspaper "Berliner Arbeiter Zeitung, founded by his brother in 1924, he called on the unions to strike, and openly declared his sympathy for the Bolshevik regime in the Soviet Union.
. Hitler's very irritating activity of both brothers
. He called Strasser "salon Bolshevik" and his supporters labeled "fools-doctrinaires and political Boy Scouts". According to Hitler, Strasser was the victim of "major sins of democracy and liberalism". In need of financial support from the Rhineland industrialists, the Fuhrer was extremely angry rebellious socialist wing of the party. He bought shares of publisher Strasser, closed the company and stopped the newspaper, leaving the Socialists were left without a mouthpiece of their ideology. Instead, began to appear quickly became a popular newspaper Angrif ", which was edited by Joseph Goebbels. May 21, 1930, Hitler decided to open an abscess, requiring Strasser's complete subordination to party discipline and personally Fuhrer. When he refused, Hitler ordered Goebbels to exclude Strasser and his supporters from the party. Stating publicly that the true national socialist is he, Strasser has formed its own "revolutionary Union of National Socialists, which became known as" Black Front ". Continuing to vilify Hitler as a "traitor to the revolution", and along with Himmler, whom he coined the nickname "black Jesuit, Strasser, however, never led any of the official faction. After leaving Germany, he moved to Prague and then to Canada. He has written two books: The Massacre of St. Bartholomew in Germany "(Zurich, 1935) on the" Night of Long Knives, "which took the life of his brother, and" Hitler and I "(London, 1940). After his return in 1955 of German citizenship Strasser returned to. He died in Munich on Aug. 27, 1974 at the age of 76 years.