16 Das Werk Alfred Rosenbergs. Eine Bibliographie, compiled by Karlheinz Rudiger. Rudiger also called The Myth of the Twentieth Century a 'landmark of ... eternal Germanhood'. In fact the significance of this book has been very much over-estimated all around, and in a certain sense Rosenberg became a victim of his 'myth' (in both senses of the word) at Nuremberg. To a broad public the title of the book was a synonym for National Socialism. Douglas M. Kelley, the American Army doctor and psychiatrist, reflected this widely held misunderstanding when he wrote in 22 Cells in Nuremberg: 'This opus was the foundation of his [Rosenberg's] prestige, a basic book of the Nazi Party, and the authority on all racial problems.'
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