Hans Walter Aust

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Hans Walter Aust (June 20, 1900 in Mainz – April 28, 1983) was a German journalist.

Hans Walter Aust came from a Silesian family. His grandfather, Rudolph Austin (1833–1907) was a merchant in Neusalz, the father Aust Walther (1871–1928) was a fittings manufacturer in Berlin. Aust had military training as a cadet and officer. He joined the NSDAP (Nazi Party) on May 1, 1933.[1] He was a member of the Reich Press Chamber and was exempt from military service.[2] In 1942 he began a two-year prison sentence and was expelled from the Reich Press Chamber. After the end of World War II he worked from May 1945 in the Tägliche Rundschau,[3] where he was promoted to deputy chief of the economic portfolios, and became a member of the SED. When the Tägliche Rundschau was discontinued, he received the 1956 post of editor in chief editor of the German political journal Deutsche Außenpolitik,[4][5] which he held until 1969. He also wrote several articles for Die Weltbühne.

Aust was a member of the Gesellschaft zur Verbreitung wissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse (Board of the Society for the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge) and the Liga für Völkerverständigung (League for International Understanding).[6] He received the Vaterländischer Verdienstorden (Patriotic Order of Merit) in 1960 in bronze and in 1965 in silver.[7]

Work[edit]

  • Deutsche Außenpolitik. Für einen Friedensvertrag mit Deutschland. Sonderheft 1 der Zeitschrift, Rütten & Loening, Berlin 1959
  • Die Widersprüche zwischen den Westmächten und die Rolle der Bonner Militaristen Reihe: Material für Agitatoren und Propagandisten, Hg. SED. Dietz, Berlin 1960
  • Südostasien zwischen gestern und morgen. in: "Deutsche Außenpolitik." Rütten & Loening, Berlin 1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ehemalige Nationalsozialisten in Pankows Diensten, S. 6
  2. ^ Machtan, Lothar (2001). The hidden Hitler. Basic Books. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-465-04308-8. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Strunk, Peter (1996). Zensur und Zensoren: Medienkontrolle und Propagandapolitik unter sowjetischer Besatzungsherrschaft in Deutschland. Akademie Verlag. p. 49. ISBN 978-3-05-002850-7. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Jacobson, Julius (1972). Soviet communism and the socialist vision. Transaction Publishers. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-87855-005-0. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Gesellschaft zur Verbreitung Wissenschaftlicher Kenntnisse; Akademie für Staats- und Rechtswissenschaft der DDR. Institut für Internationale Beziehungen; Institut für Internationale Beziehungen (Germany) (1967). Deutsche Aussenpolitik. Rütten & Loening. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Aust, Hans Walter (1961). Gegenwartsprobleme Lateinamerikas. Rütten & Loening. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Kappelt, Olaf (May 2009). Braunbuch DDR: Nazis in der DDR. Berlin historica. ISBN 978-3-939929-12-3. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 

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