German University Name Pays Homage to Inspiration for Nazis (Ernst Moritz Arndt)

Posted by John Rosenthal

On March 17, the governing academic senate of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald formally rejected the proposal of a student initiative that had pleaded for the name of the university to be changed. The university thus chose to continue to bear the name of the 19th century German nationalist firebrand whom Léon Poliakov in his monumental History of Anti-Semitism describes as one of “the two great apostles of Germano-Christian racism” and of the two, the one who “the Nazis saw as their great ideological precursor.”

For more on Ernst Moritz Arndt and the university of Greifswald’s decision, see my new article on Pajamas Media here.

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