Otto Strasser: The Life and Times of a German Socialist

Otto Strasser The Life and Times of a German Socialist PRIOR to the outbreak of the Second World War Otto Strasser was a leading activist in the National Socialist German Workers Party NSDAP Distancing himself from the prevailing ideologies of both capit

  • Title: Otto Strasser: The Life and Times of a German Socialist
  • Author: Troy Southgate
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • PRIOR to the outbreak of the Second World War, Otto Strasser was a leading activist in the National Socialist German Workers Party NSDAP Distancing himself from the prevailing ideologies of both capitalism and communism, Strasser famously accused Adolf Hitler of betraying the socio economic principles of the original Nazi programme and went on to become a leading opponePRIOR to the outbreak of the Second World War, Otto Strasser was a leading activist in the National Socialist German Workers Party NSDAP Distancing himself from the prevailing ideologies of both capitalism and communism, Strasser famously accused Adolf Hitler of betraying the socio economic principles of the original Nazi programme and went on to become a leading opponent of the Third Reich Along with his brother, Gregor, he believed that a form of German Socialism could provide an alternative future for the nation s long suffering workers and peasants As a result, he was ruthlessly pursued across several countries by Gestapo agents and became embroiled in a series of thrilling adventures This is the story of how a Bavarian man with a sense of national freedom and social justice became one of the world s most intriguing revolutionary ideologues.

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    1. This book is hagiographical, polemic, based on limited sources and has some small editing issues but it is still well worth reading.Otto Strasser is presented here by Troy Southgate as a ‘German Socialist’, neatly eliding the fact that he was very much a national socialist with an early association with Hitler’s NSDAP.His brother, Gregor, was murdered in the infamous Knight of The Long Knives and Otto barely escaped with his life, suffering danger, poverty and indignities for well over the [...]

    2. Quick but informative read ( especially for people who don't know much about the Strasser movement ) It contains information about the life and the ideology of Otto Strasser.

    3. I was more than a little concerned about those "youth football teams."Yes, "youth football teams." For on the back cover of Troy Southgate's biography of Otto Strasser, one reads that Southgate "has managed several youth football teams in his local area." Now, this same cover also informs us that the author has been involved "with over twenty music projects," that he is the "editor of Synthesis webzine" and serves as the "Secretary of the New Right." This assortment of tasks would seem to be eno [...]

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