Felix Krueger

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Felix Krueger
Born(1874-08-10)10 August 1874
Posen, German Empire
Died 25 February 1948(1948-02-25) (aged 73)
Basel, Switzerland
Nationality German
Scientific career
Fields Psychology
Institutions University of Leipzig

Felix Krueger (or Krüger) (10 August 1874 in Posen; - 25 February 1948 in Basel) was a German psychologist and professor at the University of Leipzig.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Psychologist professional who evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and studies behavior and mental processes

A psychologist studies normal and abnormal mental states, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. To become a psychologist, a person often completes a graduate university degree in psychology, but in most jurisdictions, members of other behavioral professions can also evaluate, diagnose, treat, and study mental processes.

In 1929 he belonged to the founding members of Alfred Rosenberg's Militant League for German Culture [1] .

Alfred Rosenberg German architect and politician

Alfred Ernst Rosenberg was a Baltic German-born theorist and an influential ideologue of the Nazi Party. Rosenberg was first introduced to Adolf Hitler by Dietrich Eckart and later held several important posts in the Nazi government.

The Militant League for German Culture, was a nationalistic anti-Semitic political society during the Weimar Republic and the Nazi era. It was founded in 1928 as the Nationalsozialistische Gesellschaft für deutsche Kultur by Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg and remained under his leadership until it was reorganized and renamed to the National Socialist Culture Community in 1934. Its aim was to make a significant imprint on cultural life in Germany that was based on the aims and objectives of the inner circles of the Nazi Party. Upon its reorganization, it was merged with the Deutsche Bühne, connected with the establishment of the official body for cultural surveillance, the "Dienstelle Rosenberg" (DRbg) and was later known as the Amt Rosenberg.

When the Nazis seized power in 1933 Krueger wrote: “This is not only about the future of Germany. Ethics and thus the life of the white race are at stake.” [2]

The Nazi authorities eventually later found out that his grandfather was a "full-blooded Jew." [3]

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  1. George Leaman: Heidegger im Kontext: Gesamtüberblick zum NS-Engagement der Universitätsphilosophen (= Ideologische Mächte im deutschen Faschismus. Band 5). Argument, Hamburg 1993, ISBN   3-88619-205-9, p. 56.
  2. George Leaman: Heidegger im Kontext: Gesamtüberblick zum NS-Engagement der Universitätsphilosophen (= Ideologische Mächte im deutschen Faschismus. Band 5). Argument, Hamburg 1993, ISBN   3-88619-205-9, p. 138. Original in German: "Hierbei geht es nicht nur um die deutsche Zukunft. Die Gesittung und mit ihr das Leben der weißen Menschheit steht auf dem Spiel."
  3. Jerry Z. Muller, The Other God that Failed: Hans Freyer and the Deradicalization of German Conservatism, Princeton University Press (1987), p. 284

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