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Editor says, what if the man who was B. Traven had taken over the Nazi Party? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1924,on this day former actor and journalist Ret Marut [the Man Known as B. Traven] succeeded Anton Drexler as the President of the German Workers' Party (DAP).
The Plot Against Germany 7 The Man Known as B. TravenHe had first become politically engaged in 1917 when he started to publish the periodical Der Ziegelbrenner (The Brick Burner) with a clearly anarchistic profile. Two years later the Bavarian Soviet Republic (BSR) was proclaimed in Munich. He was appointed director of the press division and also a member of the propaganda committee.
During this crazy period he had become acquainted with a fellow Bohemian Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler (pictured) who had briefly served with the forces of the BSR. Hitler subsequently introduced Marut into the DAP, although at that stage, no one was aware that he was actually a military infiltrator bent on wrecking the Nazi Party from the inside. An article from the asynchronous Chancellor Ernst Thalmänn thread.
Editor says, in reality the identity of the man known as B. Traven is disputed. Please note that we have re-purposed significant amounts of content from Wikipedia based upon a suggestion from Mike McIlvain. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.