Who was Moeller van den Bruck

Arthur Moeller van den Bruck 1876-1925

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    • Arthur Moeller van den Bruck

Cultural historian, writer

  • April 23: Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (also Moeller-Bruck, eigtl. Moeller) is born in Solingen as the son of the building supervisor Ottomar Moeller and the building supervisor's daughter Elisabeth van den Bruck.

  • After attending grammar school, Moeller van den Bruck continued his autodidactic training in Berlin, Paris and Italy.

  • Publication of the eight-volume cultural history "The Germans, our human history".

  • Moeller van den Bruck is in charge of a complete edition of the works of the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881).

  • Return to Germany.

  • At the beginning of the First World War he volunteered as a war volunteer. Soon afterwards he joined the press office of the Federal Foreign Office.

  • The treatise "The Prussian Style", in which Moeller van den Bruck celebrates Prussia as the "will to the state", marks his turn to nationalism

  • Publication of the book "The Law of Young Peoples", in which he represents the interests of Germany, Russia and America and develops a decidedly anti-Western and anti-imperialist theory of the state.
    June: Co-founder of the June Club, as the spiritual center of which he exerts significant influence on the young conservatives in the fight against the Versailles Treaty.

  • Meeting with Adolf Hitler, whom Moeller van den Bruck rejects because of his "proletarian primitiveness".

  • Publication of the text "The Third Reich", the title of which serves as a political catchphrase for National Socialism from now on.

  • May 30th: After a nervous breakdown, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck takes his own life in Berlin.

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