Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2017

In Osteuropa 1-2/2017

Germany – Yes, Hitler – No
Klaus Mehnert’s War Years in the Pacific

Sören Urbansky

Deutsche Fassung


Klaus Mehnert turned his back on Germany in the mid-1930s and lived in Moscow, Honolulu, and Shanghai. Although he was never a member of the National-Socialist German Workers’ Party and never adopted National-Socialist ideology, Mehnert never saw himself as an émigré either. On account of his loyalty to Germany and his wartime journalism, Mehnert was suspected of being a German spy or a National-Socialist sympathizer. Although the allegations remained unproven, they haunted the German publicist and scholar until the end of his life.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2017, pp. 13–26)