Talk:Ernst von Salomon

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I've read before that Salomon was an ethnic Jew, the von in his name was acquired through the military service of his father. Is there any truth to this?

He neither considered himself Jewish nor was he considered Jewish by Nazi authorities - but his spouse, Ille Gotthelft (who by the way was not harmed), was Jewish. 217.236.240.138 19:49, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

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Orthographic and translation problems?[edit]

  • Anyone who judges Freikorpskämpfers by the standards of the civilization it was their task to help destroy is utilizing the standards of the enemy.
  • The blood surging through our veins was full of a wild demand for revenge and adventure and danger…We were a band of fighters drunk with all the passions of the world; full of lust, exultant in action. What we wanted, we did not know. And what we knew, we did not want! War and adventure, excitement and destruction. An indefinable, surging force welled up from every part of our being and flayed us onward. ("Die Geächteten", 1930)
  • It was no inspired, controversial political idea that spurred us to protest. The actual cause lay simply in despair, which is never articulate. ("Die Geächteten", 1930)

Severe Far-Right Bias[edit]

The Polish insurgents in Upper Silesia are dubbed "terrorists" (their obgectives and methods were not above reproach but "terrorists"?!, Freiforps' conduct was far more criminal), the Weimar era courts are supposedly very hostile to right wing "activists" while being sympathetic to left wing defendents (in truth the very opposite was true) and deNazification is "social engineering". I disposed of some of these lapses. Hopefully they will not crop up again.Soz101 21:50, 24 October 2007 (UTC) 21:48, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Autobigraphy[edit]

What ist this book The Answer? I think it does not exist. What I remmeber is an episode, a chapter in the Fragebogen about the mistreatment, plus I suppose, that the broken frontteeth of german soldiers are true, a kind of humilation. -- Roomsixhu (talk) 17:17, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

1945-46 detention -- in Rheinwiesenlager?[edit]

As a PoW in 1945-46, was Ernst von Salomon held in one of the notorious Rheinwiesenlager? That might explain some of the anti-Americanism in his Fragenbogen, even if it doesn't excuse his general obliviousness about Nazi crimes. Hcunn (talk) 02:53, 25 May 2010 (UTC)