Wilhelm Reich und Willy Brandt als „Hochverräter“

  • Andreas Peglau


In a recent biography of Willy Brandt’s close associate Gertrud Meyer, the relationship between the psychologist and representative of Left Freudiansim, Wilhelm Reich, and the latter Chancelor of the German Federal Republic has been highlighted (see: INCS Online (2011), no. 24, p. 49-77). This picture can now be completed. The following contribution introduces new documents discovered in the German Federal Archive. It shows that Willy Brandt and Wilhelm Reich, as activists in the left socialist Anti-Hitler resistance in Norway, were both at the same time accused of preparation of high treason and put on a wanted list of the „Oberreichsanwalt beim Volksgerichtshof“. Both could, however, escape, and Reich succeeded in fleeing into US exile in 1939.
How to Cite
Peglau, A. (2012). Wilhelm Reich und Willy Brandt als „Hochverräter“. The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, 18(25), 74-78. Retrieved from https://incs.ub.rub.de/index.php/INCS/article/view/255
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