Talk:Felix Dahn

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Nothing on his nationalism and persecution of non-German students[edit]

This article completely avoids mentioning his nationalism and actions to discriminate non-German students.--Molobo (talk) 12:42, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Dahn called for Fuhrer to lead German people into world domination...[edit]

[1] Nordhausen hatte also ein Schwäche für den zu Beginn des Jahrhunderts um sich greifenden Kult der Germanen, die Dahn in seinem Gedicht als zur Weltherrschaft berufen darstellt, wenn sie denn nur den richtigen Führer hätten!

That's very interesting.--Molobo (talk) 21:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Several sourced lines about his role in German antisemitism and nationalism deleted without explanation.[edit]

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Since this was not explained was that an error ? I will restore the sourced information.--Molobo (talk) 19:40, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

... a German nationalist and anti-semitic lawyer[edit]

I find the definition of Dahn as "a German nationalist and anti-semitic lawyer" problematic. He was of course a nationalist, but even if he sometimes adheres to prejudices of his times, anti-semitism is not one of the most prominent aspects of his work. At least in Ein Kampf um Rom, there is a Jewish villain, but on the other hand Miriam and Isak, the two other Jewish characters, are extremely positive. One of the heroes of the novel, Totila, legislates against those who harm the Jews and is praised for doing so. Dahn anti-semitism certainly deserves to be discussed, and a reference to the article of G. L. MOSSE, The image of the Jew in German popular culture: Felix Dahn and Gustav Freytag, in «Publications of the Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany» Year Book 2, London 1957, pp. 218-27 (= ID., Germans and Jews: the right, the left and the search for a "third force" in pre-nazi Germany, New York 1970, pp. 61-76) would be very useful, but introducing Dahn as an anti-semitic lawyer is superficial and misleading. It is also "stylistically" wrong: no quality encyclopedia would introduce in the first line of the article, e.g., Wagner as "an anti-semite German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor"; and Wagner was definitely much more anti-semite than Dahn! Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.180.181.248 (talk) 01:36, 14 February 2015 (UTC)