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The Thule-Seminar is a far-right nationalist organization with strong Neopaganist roots [1] based in Kassel, Germany. It was founded in 1980 by Pierre Krebs, [2] essentially as the German branch of GRECE. [3] Sometimes described as a think tank or "party of the mind", its name alludes to the Thule Society, [4] [5] one of the organizations that facilitated the rise of the Nazis [6] and provided some of the intellectual cadre for the latter. [2]


It describes itself as a "research society for Indo-European culture". On its homepage, it deplores the formation of a "multiracial, i.e. monoprimitive" society in the "ethnosuicidal" cultures of Europe and declares its aim to be the formation of "metapolitical" ("metapo") cells across Europe. As emblems, it uses the Black Sun, as well as the combined Tiwaz rune and Sig rune.

Its ideology has been described as based on the Conservative revolution and including elements of anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism and being close to apartheid. [5]

The first major publication of the Seminar was Das unvergängliche Erbe. Alternativen zum Prinzip der Gleichheit (translation: "The Everlasting Heritage: Alternatives to the Principle of Equality"), edited by Krebs and published in 1981 by Grabert Verlag; notably, the preface of this volume was written by Hans Jürgen Eysenck. [7] It turned out to be the "programmatic" book of the Seminar. [8] The Thule-Seminar publishes a journal called Elemente and another one called Metapo. [5]

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  2. 1 2 Tamir Bar-On (2007). Where Have All The Fascists Gone?. Ashgate Publishing. p. 88. ISBN   978-0-7546-7154-1.
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  5. 1 2 3 Cyprian Blamires (2006). World Fascism: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 665–666. ISBN   978-1-57607-940-9.
  6. Roger Griffin (1991). The Nature of Fascism. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 169. ISBN   978-0-312-07132-5. The outlet for GRECE ideas in German is the Thule Seminar, a great nephew of the Thule Society which had such a formative influence on the infant (NS)DAP.
  7. Margret Feit (1987). Die "Neue Rechte" in der Bundesrepublik. Campus Verlag. p. 80. ISBN   978-3-593-33775-3. Die erste größere Veröffentlichung des "Seminars" war der mittlerweile zum neurechten Standardwerk avancierte Sammelband "Das unvergängliche Erbe. Alternativen zum Prinzip der Gleichheit", der von Pierre Krebs 1981 herausgegeben wurde. Bezeichnenderweise schrieb Hans- Jürgen Eysenck hierzu das Vorwort.
  8. Friedrich Paul Heller [in German]; Anton Maegerle (1998). Thule: vom völkischen Okkultismus bis zur Neuen Rechten. Schmetterling Verlag. p. 135. ISBN   978-3-89657-090-1.

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