Class, Heinrich
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Class, Heinrich

(February 29, 1868, Alzey – April 16, 1953, Jena), German author and politician. After studying jurisprudence Class settled in Mainz in 1895 to practice law. Influenced by the historian Heinrich von Treitschke and his own family tradition he soon turned toward the völkisch (“racial-nationalistic”) camp within the German Empire. In 1894 he became a founding member of the völkisch and Antisemitic Deutschbund (German Union), and in 1897 he joined the Pan-German League. Having served as deputy chairman under Ernst Hasse since 1904, he rose to…

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Hagenlücke, Heinz, “Class, Heinrich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0127>
First published online: 2015



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