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Imagining a Greater GermanyRepublican Nationalism and the Idea of Anschluss$

Erin R. Hochman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501704444

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501704444.001.0001

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(p.243) Appendix 1 Political Affiliations of Executive Board Members of the Volksbund in Germany

(p.243) Appendix 1 Political Affiliations of Executive Board Members of the Volksbund in Germany

Imagining a Greater Germany

Erin R. Hochman

Cornell University Press

Social Democratic Party of Germany and Its Sympathizers

Richard Bernstein (the Austrian-border editor of Vorwärts); Eduard David (a Reichstag representative and briefly Reich interior minister in 1919); Albert Falkenberg (a member of the Reichstag and chairman of the General Association of German Civil Servants [Allgemeiner Deutscher Beamtenbund]); Peter Graßmann (a chairman of the General Federation of German Trade Unions [Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund]); Stefan Großmann (Austrian-born editor of Das Tage-Buch); Konrad Haenisch (Prussian minister of cultural affairs from 1919 to 1921); Rudolf Hilferding (an Austrian-born Reichstag delegate and Reich minister of finance in 1923 and from 1928 to 1929); Leopold Jessner (the director of the Berlin State Theater); Marie Juchacz (a member of the Reichstag); Alexander Knoll (a leader of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund); Paul Löbe (president of the Reichstag from 1920 to 1924 and 1925 to 1932); Richart Mischler (chairman of the Potsdam branch of the Reichsbanner); Hermann Müller (Reich chancellor in 1920 and from 1928 to 1930 and a Reichstag representative); Paul Nathan (founder of the Aid Association of German Jews [Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden]); Gustav Radbruch (Reich minister of justice from 1921 to 1922 and 1923 and a Reichstag delegate); Johannes Sassenbach (a leader of the Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund); Wilhelm Schluchtmann (a delegate in the Prussian Landtag); Adele Schreiber-Krieger (an Austrian-born Reichstag representative); Carl Severing (a Reich minister of the interior from 1928 to 1930 and a Reichstag member); Hans Simons (a government councilor); (p.244) Friedrich Stampfer (Moravian-born editor of Vorwärts and a Reichstag representative); Hedwig Wachenheim (representative in the Prussian Landtag); and Hildegard Wegscheider (a representative in the Prussian Landtag)

German Democratic Party

Wilhelm Abegg (a state secretary in Prussia); Gertrud Bäumer (a Reichstag delegate); Felix Behrend (a leader of the German Philologists’ League [Deutscher Philologenbund]); Georg Bernhard (chief editor of the Vossische Zeitung); Hermann Dietrich (a Reichstag delegate who also served in a number of ministerial roles in Baden and the Reich); Anton Erkelenz (a Reichstag representative who switched to SPD affiliation in 1930); Carl Falck (a director in the Reich Ministry of the Interior); Friedrich Fick (a factory owner and a Reichstag delegate); Günther Grzimek (a Prussian Landtag representative); Ludwig Haas (a Reichstag delegate); Konrad Hausmann (a Reichstag member); Wilhelm Heile (a Reichstag delegate); Theodor Heuß (a Reichstag member and leader of the Hochschule für Politik); Rosa Kempf (a representative in the Provisional National Assembly and the Bavarian Landtag); Werner Mahrholz (an editor at the Vossische Zeitung); Maximilian Müller-Jabusch (a writer for the Berliner Tageblatt and the Vossische Zeitung); Otto Nuschke (a member of the Prussian Landtag and editor of the Berliner Volkszeitung); Hugo Preuß (a Reich minister of the interior in 1919, a Reichstag delegate, and the author of the Weimar Constitution); and Theodor Wolff (chief editor of the Berliner Tageblatt)

Center Party

Constantin Fehrenbach (Reich chancellor from 1920 to 1921 and a Reichstag delegate); Heinrich Krone (a Reichstag member and leader of the Windhorstbund); Maximilian Pfeiffer (a Reichstag representative and ambassador to Austria); Felix Porsch (a vice president of the Prussian Landtag); Georg Schreiber (a member of the Reichstag); Christine Teusch (a Reichstag delegate); and Joseph Wirth (Reich chancellor from 1921 to 1922 and a Reichstag representative)

Partyless Republicans

Victor Hahn (editor of the 8-Uhr-Abendblatt); Heinrich Herkner (a cofounder of the German Society for Sociology); Martin Hobohm (a professor and Reichsbanner member); Hermann Kienzl (Austrian-born writer and theater critic); Walther Nernst (a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry); and Edwin Redslob (the Reichskunstwart)

(p.245) German People’s Party

Theodor Bickes (a Reichstag delegate and leading figure in the Red Cross); Carl Cremer (a Reichstag member); Rudolf Heinze (Reich vice-chancellor from 1920 to 1921, Reich minister of justice from 1920 to 1923, and a Reichstag delegate); Fritz Klein (chief editor of the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung); Clara Mende (a Reichstag representative); Fritz Mittelmann (a Reichstag delegate); Heinrich Rippler (a Reichstag representative and the chief editor of the Tägliche Rundschau); and Georg Streiter (a Reichstag member and union leader)

German National People’s Party

Hermann Dietrich (a Reichstag delegate); Otto Hötzsch (a Reichstag delegate and expert on Russia); Hans Arthur von Kemnitz (a Reichstag member who was in the DVP until 1924); and Hans-Erdmann von Lindeiner-Wildau (a Reichstag and Prussian Landtag member)

Partyless Conservatives

Richard Bahr (an editor at the Berliner Neueste Nachrichten and the Tägliche Rundschau); Friedrich Hupfeld (director of the German Togo Society); Ludwig Klitzsch (film magnate); and Bernhard Kumsteller (a cartographer)


“Vorstandsmitglieder des österreichisch-deutschen Volksbundes Vereinsjahr 1921,” in ÖStA, AdR, BKA, AA, NPA, Kt. 107, Liasse Deutschland I/1, Bl. 105; “Aus dem Bunde,” HiR, May 1922, 7; “Berliner Hauptvorstand,” OeD, January 1924, 23; “Ortsgruppe Berlin,” OeD, April 1924, 18–19; “Ortsgruppe Berlin,” OeD, September 1925, 20–21; Österreichisch-Deutscher Volksbund “Vereinsjahr 1925 Hauptvorstand” and two different sheets titled “Hauptvorstand,” all in PAAA, R73314; “Ortsgruppe Berlin,” OeD, October 1926, 23; “Ortsgruppe Berlin,” OeD, April 1927, 21–22; “Mitgliederversammlung,” OeD, May 1928, 21–22; “Hauptvorstand,” OeD, November 1928, 17–18; “Berichte der Gau- und Ortsgruppen,” OeD, November 1931, 15; “Hauptvorstand des Österreichisch-Deutschen Volksbundes, E.V.,” OeD, December 1932, 15–16