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Unangepasst in zwei Diktaturen? Amtshauptmann von Annaberg Freiherr Kurt Karl Adolf von Wirsing (1879-1964)

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Abstract "In his function as Amtshauptmann (District Head) of Annaberg (1928-1945), Freiherr Adolf von Wirsing belonged to that elite of public officials who are considered the representatives of authoritarian, traditional national thinking. However, in both German dictatorships he also appeared as a stubborn character who dared open criticism. Nevertheless, during the NS period Wirsing was a loyal public servant. In the GDR, however, he risked Opposition. Several institutions were involved in the respective issues connected to Wirsing, State Security among them." (author's abstract)
Keywords German Democratic Republic (GDR); public administration; Ministry of State Security (GDR); Third Reich; biography; political elite; power; career; politics; opposition; elite; civil servant
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Free Keywords Adolf von Wirsing
Document language German
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 221-233
Journal Totalitarismus und Demokratie, 11 (2014) 2
Issue topic Stasi konkret? Zur gesellschaftlichen Wirksamkeit der Staatssicherheit
ISSN 1612-9008
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications