Theodor Fr. Böttiger
Dr. Theodor Fr.
Böttiger was born on June 30, 1903 in La Paz (Bolivia). In 1926, he
graduated in philosophy. His dissertation, defended in Hamburg
on December 21, 1926, was entitled Das Einströmen des
Nationalgefühls in Hamburg während der Franzosenzeit (1800-1814).
On May 1, 1933, Böttiger became a member of the NSDAP. At
that time, he was a Schriftleiter. His
membershipnumber was: 2672847. According to his membership card, which
nowadays is preserved in the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, he left the NSDAP
in 1942. In August 1943, he renewed his membership. In World War II, he
resided in Berlin, London, The Hague and Stockholm. Böttiger's passport
photo, depicted on the left, is a copy of the passport photo on his NSDAP-membership
Böttiger has written a great number of political publications, most of
1800-1814 (Hamburg, 1926);
London und Berlin (in Der
Vorstoss - Wochenschrift für die deutsche Zukunft #45,
Unser Hindenburg - der große Soldat
und Reichspräsident im Bilde (a volume in the series Die
Bücher der jungen Generation, Berlin, 1934);
der Völker - 11 Porträts von Führerpersonlichkeiten (a volume in the series Die Bücher der jungen
Generation, Berlin, 1935);
Gestalten aus dem Alltag einer müden Nation (volume 3 in
the series Die neue Welt Bücherei, Berlin, 1941) ;
Sinn des 30. Januar (enclosure to # 4 of volume 10, 1944 of Der Deutsche in Schweden
- Mitteilungsblatt für das Deutschtum in Schweden
(Stockholm). Der Deutsche in Schweden was published from 1935
to 1945; from 1935 to 1941 once a month, from 1941 to 1945 twice a
month. From 1943 to 1945, Böttiger was editor in chief).
also contributed to # 3 and 7 of volume 1928 and # 9 of volume 1929 of
the Berlin magazine Jungnationale Stimmen
(national-socialism, youth movement).
27, 1940, the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of
the NSDAP, published the article Die Kolonne des Nostradamus.
Böttiger, entitled as a "correspondent on diplomacy", opposed
himself against England and tried to incite the French society against
her government by supposing that Frenchmen who attached great value to
the Nostradamian prediction that in 1940 Paris would be ruined and
England would be destroyed, were far more realistic than the French
Prime Minister Reynaud, who trusted general Weygand, who had to lead the
French army in their fight with the Germans.
on Nostradamus by dr. Theodor Fr. Böttiger, discussed on this website
Kolonne des Nostradamus (Völkischer Beobachter, May 27,
Meern, the Netherlands, October 2, 2006
T.W.M. van Berkel
updated on October 17, 2009