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Klara May / Richard Plöhn

Klara May / Richard Plöhn

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    His second wife Klara May is buried in the same grave as Karl May. She died shortly before the war ended on December 31, 1944 in Radebeul. Her famous husband had died in 1912.It was the second marriage for both. Before the death of her first husband, Klara was married to Richard Plöhn. The married couple Plöhn and May remained inseparable until the death of Richard Plöhn. Even after his death, Klara accompanied the two at every turn. Eventually, however, there was a split between Karl May and his first wife Emma.Klara May always endeavored to manage her second husband's legacy and further expand his literary fame. They made incriminating material disappear.However, their engagement in the Nazi era is to be viewed more critically. Under the title "Under the swastika around the world" she published travel memories in the right-wing national "freedom struggle". She made friends with Angela Raubal, Hitler's half-sister, and was finally introduced to Hitler personally by Winifred Wagner. She later described the meeting with the words. "The greatest of the great ones we now live (...). It was a holy minute. "A messenger from God had touched my circle of life (...). My thoughts went back to Karl May, who was a pioneer for this Hitler period throughout his life." Her proximity to the Nazi regime went as far as there were efforts to find novels by Karl May im In 1942, the 100th anniversary of the NSDAP was put at risk for Karl May, since her first husband, a half-Jew, was buried in the same grave The party did not take place anyway, possibly at the admission of Hitler's sister, who was somewhat against this, but the reasons have not yet been clarified.

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    • May 16, 2020

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    Part of the tour series "Traces of brown rule 1933-1945:
    komoot.de/collection/933919/-dresden-history-spuren-brauner-herrschaft-1933-1945

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    • May 20, 2020

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Location: Radebeul, Saxon Elbland, Saxony, Germany

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