TABD Adolf von (Thadden)( Political activist conservative-nationalistic in postwar Germany.)
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Thadden, Adolf von (Thadden), politician and conservative nationalistic in postwar Germany. Born July 7, 1921 in Triglafe, Pomerania, in the old Junker family. Half-brother Elisabeth von Thadden, was executed on charges of defeatism and attempted treason during the Third Reich. After graduating from high school in Greyfenberge, served as 1 st lieutenant during the 2-nd World War, was wounded several times. In 1948-60 member of the City Council of GцTttingen, in 1949-53 - Member of the Bundestag of Germany. In 1961 became chairman of the German right-wing party in Lower Saxony. In 1964 joined the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPA), and in 1967 became its chairman.
. A man of acute mind and demagogic talents, known among friends by the nickname "Bubi" ( "Baby"), Thadden tried to create an atmosphere of postwar Germany's venerable conservative nationalism
. Enemies accused him of neo-Nazism; these accusations, he angrily rejected. Thadden attracted wide attention, speaking in defense of Germany on the postwar guilt complex:
"There is no German guilt, as there is no guilt, and other peoples. There is no German injustice, which would not commit to varying degrees, other. Therefore can not be found guilty only by the Germans, without any admission of guilt the rest of the world ... Constant digging around the atrocities in concentration camps bordering painful self-flagellation, with the result that can not be held on the moral foundations of recovery of the German society. "