Note 028
by Joachim C. Fest

28 The phrase 'soldierliness of the mind' comes from Goebbels, quoted by Dreyer, Deutsche Kultur. On poetry as 'fighting power' see Strothmann, Nationalsozialistische Literaturpolitik. The scientists were characterised as 'comrades in the nation's service for knowledge' by M. H. Bohm in his Jena inaugural lecture as professor of nationality theory and the sociology of nationality; see Bracher,' Die nationalsozialistische Machtergreifung '. Oskar Loerke, in his Tagebucher 1903-1939 ed. Hermann Kasack (Heidelberg-Darmstadt, 1955), mentions the 'social evenings of the department of poets'. For other expressions see Strothmann, Nationalsozialistische Literaturpolitik.

From Chapter 20, Professor NSDAP , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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