Note 031
by Joachim C. Fest

31 Wilfried Bade, Kulturpolihische Aufgaben der deutschen Presse (Berlin, 1933), quoted by Strothmann, Nationalsozialistische Literaturpolitik. Josef Muller-Marein wrote in this connection in the Völkischer Beobachter: 'There is certainly no question that it was left almost exclusively to the SA poets to guarantee the poem's continued authority and existence'; see Strothmann, Nationalsozialistische Literaturpolitik. Joseph Goebbels went still further when on 23rd February 1937, in a speech on 'The Cultural Obligations of the SA', he praised 'the community of the SA' without hesitation as 'the greatest work of art there is at the present time' (Das Archiv, February 1937).

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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