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Article by Benno Kirsch

Walter Linse und der Nationalsozialismus

TD: volume 13, issue 2016, 2, page 223–256


Es folgt die Zusammenfassung in englischer Sprache following the article short description

According to the depiction by Klaus Bästlein, before 1945 Stasi victim Walter Linse had been a follower of the NS regime and an anti-Semite who, in his function as a consultant of the IHK Chemnitz, considerably drove on the “Aryanisation” of the economy and in this context additionally bullied the expropriated Jewish business people. However, there is proof neither that Linse had anti-Semitic ideas nor that he treated victims of “Aryanisation” unfairly. He was no opponent of the regime nor even a resistance fighter, but he had a distanced attitude to the NS system.