Item Title: Mertes
Collection Title: Theodore Fred Abel papers
Creator: Abel, Theodore, 1896-1988
Date Created: 1934
Description: Birthdate: 1893; World War I service: unknown.

This is one of many autobiographical sketches collected by Theodore Abel in 1934 from people who self-identified as members of the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei before January 1, 1933, or who were in sympathy with the movement.

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Description: Birthdate: 1893; World War I service: unknown.

This is one of many autobiographical sketches collected by Theodore Abel in 1934 from people who self-identified as members of the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei before January 1, 1933, or who were in sympathy with the movement. Typically, each autobiography contains information on the writer's occupation, socioeconomic class, education, employment, membership in various associations, place of residence, marital status, military service in World War I, participation in military activities after World War I, first contacts with the National Socialist movement, the main reason for joining the movement, expressions of anti-Semitism, etc. Abel used these autobiographies to write a book, Why Hitler Came into Power: An Answer Based on the Original Life Stories of Six Hundred of His Followers (1938).

Description (cont'd): Typically, each autobiography contains information on the writer's occupation, socioeconomic class, education, employment, membership in various associations, place of residence, marital status, military service in World War I, participation in military activities after World War I, first contacts with the National Socialist movement, the main reason for joining the movement, expressions of anti-Semitism, etc. Abel used these autobiographies to write a book, Why Hitler Came into Power: An Answer Based on the Original Life Stories of Six Hundred of His Followers (1938).
Theme(s): Nazism
Subject(s): Germany ; Politics and government ; National socialism ; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei ; Sociology
Language(s): German
Country of Origin: Germany
Dimensions: Number of pages: 5
Format: Text
Medium: autobiographies (documents)
Record Number: 50000.01.0342
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Collection Structure: Theodore Fred Abel papers > Nazi Biograms > Mertes

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