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Die Deutsche Frage

Die Deutsche Frage

By Wilhelm Röpke

Rentsch, 1945, 252 pp.

The author, who held chairs in economics at several German universities, was dismissed in 1933 for opposing the advent of Hitler. More than most anti-Nazi German writers, he is aware of the moral and historical responsibility of the German people for the crimes of Nazism. He puts forward a plan to salvage Germany for western civilization, based in part on a reversal of the Bismarckian policy of enforcing Prussian hegemony. Toward Soviet Russia he evinces serious apprehensions.