Anti-Semitic Passages in Heidegger's Notorious Black Book

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Re: Anti-Semitic Passages in Heidegger's Notorious Black Boo

Post by Huon » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:52 am

Heidegger was elected rector of the University of Freiburg on 21 April 1933, and joined the National Socialist German Workers' (Nazi) Party on May 1. In his inaugural address as rector on May 27 he expressed his support to a German revolution, and in an article and a speech to the students from the same year he also supported Adolf Hitler.
In late 1946, as France engaged in épuration légale (legal purge), the French military authorities determined that Heidegger should be forbidden from teaching or participating in any university activities because of his association with the Nazi Party.

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