By George von der Lippe, V. Reck-Malleczewen

A defining paintings within the "Inner Emigration" literary move, Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen's historical past of the Münster Anabaptists used to be written in 1937 as a feedback of the Nazi regime. This English translation contains files, scholarly essays, and a close advent.

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32. Policinelle was a favorite figure of the Neapolitan comic theater dating back to the sixteenth century, most often portrayed as a sly, greedy servant. He is also presented as a marionette wearing a white outfit, pointed hat, half mask, and a beak. 33. The entire foregoing paragraph serves as an excellent example of Reck’s seething hatred of Hitler carefully imbedded in prose and contextual references that serve to impede detection. 34. The Tscheka or Cheka was the feared Bolshevik secret police in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1922.

21. 22. or female horse; Rothmann’s colorful nickname was most probably intended to suggest the “stud” who services any number of fillies. Bishop Franz von Waldeck (1491–1553) was a bishop by dint of politics, not religion. He was anything but a devout Catholic, his reputation being that of a pursuer of wine and women, if not song. He already had a wife and mistress, numerous children, and an illegitimate son when he was appointed Bishop of Münster in 1532 and was mandated by Emperor Charles (Karl) V to quell the Anabaptist uprising.

6 By eight in the morning an armed mob is already at what is today called the Prinzipalmarkt, shouting every possible threat against the Old Believers, the reactionary “men of inheritance,” the well-to-do; from the very start, this game has at least as much to do with socioeconomic resentment as it does with religious fervor. Difficult times can occasionally teach common prayers, and in this hour of need Catholics and Protestants very quickly forget their feud and agree on a joint defensive action.

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