Wulle studied theology, German and history and in 1908 embarked on a career as a journalist, becoming especially noted for his anti-Semitic views. He became editor of the Berlin-based Deutsche Zeitung in 1918 - holding the position until 1920 - and under his stewardship the paper gave support to the Pan-German movement.

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  • Reinhold Wulle (* 1. August 1882 in Falkenberg, Pommern; † 16. Juli 1950 in Gronau) war ein deutscher völkischer Publizist und Politiker in der Weimarer Republik. Er verwendete auch das Pseudonym R. Benade. (de)
  • Wulle studied theology, German and history and in 1908 embarked on a career as a journalist, becoming especially noted for his anti-Semitic views. He became editor of the Berlin-based Deutsche Zeitung in 1918 - holding the position until 1920 - and under his stewardship the paper gave support to the Pan-German movement. Wulle entered party politics in the spring of 1920 when he joined fellow rightists Arnold Ruge and Richard Kunze in creating the Deutschvölkischen Arbeitsring Berlin as a successor to the Deutschvölkischer Schutz und Trutzbund. However this group proved short-lived as it was absorbed into the German National People's Party (DNVP) in June of the same year. Wulle became a leading member of the Völkisch wing of the DNVP, and as such was close to the likes of fellow Reichstag members Albrecht von Graefe and Wilhelm Henning. Henning was excluded from the DNVP in 1922 due to his extreme views and Wulle joined his comrade and von Graefe in setting up a völkisch working group. This formed the basis of the German Völkisch Freedom Party (DVFP), an anti-Semitic political party which they established on December 16, 1922, with Wulle as deputy chairman. Wulle and his allies were all members of the Reichstag and they were soon joined in leading the party by the likes of Ernst Graf zu Reventlow, Artur Dinter and Theodor Fritsch. During his involvement in the DVFP Wulle was investigated for involvement in a possible coup attempt by the Black Reichswehr, although little came of it. Given their far right, anti-Semitic views the DVFP soon began to co-operate with the Nazi Party, notably during the period in which the latter was officially illegal and Adolf Hitler was imprisoned (although links between Wulle and Hitler actually dated back as far as 1920, when the two held a series of meetings). On this basis Wulle was re-elected to the Reichstag in the May 1924 election for the National Socialist Freedom Movement although the alliance with the NSDAP was somewhat shaky with Wulle criticising the Socialist 'class war' mentality that was still rife in many sections of the Nazi Party at that time in party documents. With personality clashes also an issue, Wulle joined Reventlow, Graefe and Fritsch in splitting away to form their own Deutschvölkische Freiheitsbewegung in 1925 with the DVFP re-established soon afterwards. Wulle became party chairman in 1928, although by then it had lost most of its membership to the Nazis and he soon became the leading authoritarian conservative enemy of the Harzburg Front. Wulle remained DVFP leader until 1933. Wulle's main ideological influences were Paul de Lagarde and Julius Langbehn and he argued that a spiritual revolution was needed in Germany before any thought could be given to a seizure of power. Attracted to German cultural nationalism and some of the pagan themes that it entailed, Wulle nonetheless remained a committed Christian and the problems of reconciling these two strands were a frequent theme in his written work, of which Die Sendung des Nordes was the best known. He also sought to advocate his views elsewhere and made a speaking tour of Latin America in 1927, advancing his Pan-German opinions. (en)
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  • Reinhold Wulle (* 1. August 1882 in Falkenberg, Pommern; † 16. Juli 1950 in Gronau) war ein deutscher völkischer Publizist und Politiker in der Weimarer Republik. Er verwendete auch das Pseudonym R. Benade. (de)
  • Wulle studied theology, German and history and in 1908 embarked on a career as a journalist, becoming especially noted for his anti-Semitic views. He became editor of the Berlin-based Deutsche Zeitung in 1918 - holding the position until 1920 - and under his stewardship the paper gave support to the Pan-German movement. (en)
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