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A defining paintings within the "Inner Emigration" literary move, Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen's heritage of the M?nster Anabaptists used to be written in 1937 as a feedback of the Nazi regime. This English translation comprises files, scholarly essays, and an in depth creation.

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By George von der Lippe, Viktoria Reck-Malleczewen

A defining paintings within the "Inner Emigration" literary move, Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen's heritage of the M?nster Anabaptists used to be written in 1937 as a feedback of the Nazi regime. This English translation comprises files, scholarly essays, and an in depth creation.

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1450–1491) was a leading late-gothic painter of the German Northern Renaissance. Lucas Cranach (1472–1553) was the court painter in Wittenberg and thus became the most prominent portrait painter associated directly with Luther and other Reformation figures. Another of Reck’s Bockelson-Hitler parallels is that both were initially drawn to the arts before they became despots. The duration of the Anabaptist hold on Münster is usually given as sixteen (February 1534–June 1535) or eighteen months, depending on whether the initial period of Rothmann’s and the early Anabaptist influence is included.

We were never allowed to speak of him or of that Sunday, nor did anyone tell us what had happened. People, still in the mindset of those Hitler-years, despised us, and we, who had been comfortable even in those last years of the war, had become dirt poor. My aunt, in her dying days, told me that my father had asked to be unshackled for just a moment, to bestow upon me a thorough xxxiv V I K T O R I A M . R E C K- M A L L E C Z E W EN thrashing. As darkly humorous as it may seem, the stormtroopers did indeed grant his request.

Jan Bockelson was a charismatic xxx K A R L- H E I N Z S C H O E P S leader but he was neither a “Christian communist idealist,” as Ernst Bloch or Georg Lukacs would see him, nor a modern demagogue and leader of the people, as Reck-Malleczewen would have it, at least in van Dülmen’s view (316). Perhaps Friedrich Dürrenmatt got it right when he warned in the foreword to his play Es steht geschrieben (It Is Written, 1947), which also deals with the Anabaptist rule in Münster: “To what extent our times are reflected in it is another question.

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