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The owners of silver – Part II

Before World War II, great fortunes were put into play to finance the rise of Nazism. How is it possible
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El oro nazi
08 December, 2019

Musician Richard Wagner, very early became a symbolof the new Nazi Germany. His operas revived legends that were very popular in the 19th century. From a seemingly glorious past, they portrayed incessant clashes between nations and mythical lineages in order to undress, supposedly, an ancient ethnic substratum capable of uniting the Germanicpeoples . Despite many of the fictional motifs Wagner used to portray in his musical dramas, the truth is that with his work he proclaimed national unity by staging heroes, gods, giants and dragons.

Musician Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) wrote a pamphlet called “The Jews and the Music”, denoting an accentuated anti-Semitism in all its expressions. However, Wagner and Hitler did not meet. You probably have to wonder how much there is Wagnerian thought in Hitler and not the opposite. The association of both figures often forgets the musical genius of Wagner, who really changed the history of romanticism through his technical innovations.

Supporters of the construction of a Third Reich understood that in the history of the Germans was the answer. Evoking heroic times could create new heroes. They only needed a leader from the popular classes who was interested in this facet of culture. He had to interpret those exageideals of nation that had been sustained since romanticism. Of course, this is where the gloomy figure of Adolf Hitler.

According to Roy’s work Godson, Strategic Denial and James J. Wirtz, “The Challenge of the 21st Century” (edition ofNew Brunswick and Transaction Publishers , 2002), the power of theNational German Socialism must have been heavily supported by structures comparable to those of Stalin in the Soviet Union.

Nazism would then not come from a spontaneous manifestation, but from the need for certain strata of Germanic society, capable of using popular slogans and fervors in order to consolidate a structure suited to their economic interests.

This is why Godson, Denial and Wirtz think Hitler bestowed himself on the key man of the Reich makers. A deep aversion to the Jews was nesting in his speech. Combined with his anti-communist struggle, it was finally easy to reach the public. The Germans were looking for guilty of their arte/literatura/la

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