Hanseatic People's League

The Hanseatic People's League (German: Hanseatischer Volksbund) was a Weimar era political party in Lübeck, Germany. The party was founded in 1926.[1] The party was formed by middle-class sectors that opposed the Social Democrats, in response to the takeover of the mayoral post of Lübeck by the Social Democrats.[2][3] The Hanseatic People's League proclaimed itself as a 'gathering point for all non-Marxist, i.e. non-SPD/KPD, voters'.[3] The party entered into an alliance with the German People's Party.[2]

Hanseatic People's League
Founded1926 (1926)
HeadquartersLübeck, Germany
IdeologyAnti-social democracy

In the 14 November 1926 Landtag election, the Hanseatic People's League became the largest party with 36 out of 80 seats in the assembly.[4] In the 1929 Landtag election, the size of the party faction in the assembly shrunk to 29 seats.[5] In total, the party had obtained 27,881 votes (35.51% of the votes cast).[6]

Following the 1932 Landtag election, the party supported the NSDAP (Nazi party) in the assembly.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sinner, Kathrin. Schleswig-Holstein, das nördliche Bundesland: räumliche Verortung als kulturelles Identitätskonstrukt. Münster: Waxmann, 2011. p. 68
  2. ^ a b Pulzer, Peter. Jews and the German State: The Political History of a Minority, 1848-1933. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2003. p. 232
  3. ^ a b Visser, Ellen de. Frau und Krieg: weibliche Kriegsästhetik, weiblicher Rassismus und Antisemitismus : eine psychoanalytisch-tiefenhermeneutische Literaturanalyse. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 1997. p. 293
  4. ^ Nationalsozialistisches Jahrbuch. Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1929. p. 115
  5. ^ Overesch, Manfred, and Friedrich Wilhelm Saal. Chronik deutscher Zeitgeschichte: Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Düsseldorf: Droste, 1982. p. 435
  6. ^ Entscheidungen des Reichsgerichts in Zivilsachen, Vol. 132. Gruyter., 1931. p. 424
  7. ^ Imberger, Elke. Widerstand "von unten": Widerstand und Dissens aus den Reihen der Arbeiterbewegung und der Zeugen Jehovas in Lübeck und Schleswig-Holstein 1933-1945. Neumünster: Wachholtz, 1991. p. 58