NOSTRADAMUS, ASTROLOGY AND THE BIBLE
SUBSTUDY "WORLD WAR II"
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn - Michel Nostradamus spreekt in 1558 over het verloop en den uitslag van dezen oorlog 
(A. de Tombre [dr. phil. A.M. Centgraf], Arnhem, 1941)
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie
 

cover Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
Dust jacket De Tombre 1941

General information
In 1941, Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV publishers in Arnhem, the Netherlands, published a national-socialist propaganda booklet, carrying the author's name A. de Tombre. On the dust jacket, a sand-glass is depicted, floating in the sky. Underneath this sand-glass is a circle with thirteen symbols.
This booklet has several titles. On the top of the dust jacket, it reads Staat onze toekomst vast? (tr.: Is our future fixed?). Underneath the sand-glass it reads Voorspellingen van Nostradamus uit het jaar 1558 over het verloop van den huidigen oorlog (tr.: Predictions of Nostradamus, dating from the year 1558, about the course of the present war). The backside of the dust jacket contains the title De voorspellingen van Nostradamus (tr.: The predictions of Nostradamus). On the cardboard cover it reads Voorspellingen van Nostradamus uit het jaar 1558 (tr.: predictions of Nostradamus, dating from the year 1558), which is a part of the title underneath the sand-glass. On the title page it reads Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn - Michel Nostradamus spreekt in 1558 over het verloop en den uitslag van dezen oorlog (tr.: Predictions which are fulfilled - Michel Nostradamus speaks in 1558 about the course and the result of this war). 
On this website, this booklet is entitled Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... This abbreviated titled is taken from the title page and fits with the title by which this booklet is listed in the online catalogues of e.g. the Royal Dutch Library, The Hague, NL and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

 

Simon Hijman Juliuszoon (1871-1944)
Simon Hijman Juliuszoon
(1871-1944)
Rudolf Julius Hijman (1903-1986)
Rudolf Julius Hijman
(1903-1986)

Logo Hijman, 
Stenfert Kroese & 
Van der Zande

Some facts about Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV booksellers/publishers, Arnhem, the Netherlands [1]
Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV, booksellers and publishers in Arnhem, the Netherlands, was founded in 1919 as the result of a fusion between Simon Hijman Juliuszoon booksellers, seated in Arnhem, 64-65 Koningstraat, and Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande booksellers, seated in Arnhem, 72 Bakkerstraat. The fusion was caused by the fact that in 1918, the Geldersche Credietvereeniging NV, seated in Arnhem, 70 Bakkerstraat, who owned the house in which Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande was seated, decided to expand her office and thus ended the lease contract.  The office of Hijman in the Koningstraat became the office of the newly founded bookstore.
Simon Hijman Juliuszoon was born in Schiedam on January 12, 1871. He was the eldest of the two children of Julius Hijman and Annatje Gosschalk. His brother Bernard was born in 1876. 
On June 4, 1901, in Vlissingen, Simon married with Adèle Catharina Andriesse, born in Vlissingen on November 8, 1873. They got two children: a daughter, Annie Elisabeth (May 21, 1902 - March 29, 1970), and a son, Rudolf Julius (born on June 1, 1903 - deceased in 1986).
When Hijman studied in The Hague, he came in contact with young artists and authors like Louis Couperus, Willem Kloos and Willem Mesdag. On October 12,1895, Hijman opened a bookstore in the Broerenstraat in Arnhem. He turned out to be an advocate of the modern literature in his lifetime. Shortly after, he seated his bookstore in 64-65 Koningstraat, Arnhem, for reasons of expansion. Once he was seated in the Koningstraat, he took over the Arnhem Library and gave this library a literary direction. To its collection, which contained a.o. the complete works of Honoré du Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine and William Shakespeare, he added books of the prominent authors of his lifetime, among which those of Ina Boudier-Bakker, Louis Couperus, Henrik Ibsen, Top Naeff and Arthur Schnitzler. 
Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande booksellers was founded on January 1, 1873, when the Arnhem bookseller K.F.C.Th van der Zande took over the bookshop of W.H. Stenfert Kroese, also seated in Arnhem. In the course of the years, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande became one of the most reknown Arnhem booksellers. The most important newspapers had an agency at Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande.
Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV published the Palladium series, in which in small, carefully printed editions the most beautiful texts of the young generations of authors and some classic authors were published. The Palladium series consisted of 21 volumes, published between 1920 and 1927. The first volume, Deirde en de Zonen van Usnach, was written by A. Roland Holst. The Palladium series also included works by a.o. J. Greshoff, J. van Looy, J. Luyken, R.N. Roland Holst, A. van Schendel and J. Slauerhoff. Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV also published Geschiedenis der Nederlandse letterkunde (J. Greshoff, J. de Vries, 1925), a compendium which for several decades was the leading guide in Dutch literature.
In the course of the years, Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV became a meeting centre of arts, culture, literature and science. She owned one of the largest Dutch collections of bibliographies. Year after year, the library collection was enriched with novels as well as books for children. In the course of the years, the works of the younger generation of authors became part of the collection.
The trade mark of Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV, designed by Jan van Krimpen, was a white menora - the seven bracket Jewish candle - on an orange/red background. Greshoff devised a motto, using the initials of the names Hijman, Stenfert Kroese and Van der Zande: Het Schoone Kennen Veredelt De Ziel (tr.: fine knowledge refines the soul), which was situated around the trade mark. The initials H S K V D Z were situated above the brackets of the menora.
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On May 26,1941, Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV was confiscated by the Nazi's, in order to expel the Jews from the economic life, the so-called Entjüdung.
 Hijman and his son, both directors of Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV, were fired. The management was taken over by the national-socialist Jacobus Gerardus van Ditmarsch, secretary of the national-socialist publishing company "Volksche Uitgeverij Westland". Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV was turned into a national-socialist branch office. The employees were told that resign would be seen as an act of sabotage and would be punished as such. As an act of resistance, they hided Hijman's collections of books in the attics in the house at the Koningstraat as well as books which the Germans considered to be not allowed.
On December 17, 1942, the superintendent of the municipal police in Arnhem issued a warrant of arrest against Hijman and his wife, who were hiding themselves. Being betrayed, they were  arrested by the Germans in a farm in Lathum, their cover address, on August 1, 1944, and deported to the prisoner's camp of Westerbork, NL. On September 3, 1944, they were deported to Auschwitz, where they died on September 6, 1944.
After the Battle of Arnhem, the municipalities had no transport capacity to evacuate Hijman's valuable collection of bibliographies. On April 30, 1945, Hijman's house at the Koningstraat completely burned out and the bibliographies, the stock of books, the library and all catalogues, among which the complete Brinkman-catalogue, went up into flames.
On September 30, 1945, Rudolf Julius Hijman resumed the activities of Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV with the help of the city of Arnhem. The bookstore/publishing house became seated in 15 Grote Oord, Arnhem, a former grocery store. Like before the war, the bookstore became a meeting centre for arts and literature. Until 1970, the company was owned by Rudolf Julius Hijman; from 1970 to 1982 by G.F.P.M. van der Hoeven and after 1982 by W. Dorman.
In 1974, Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV ended their publishing activities. The bookstore was continued under the name Hijman Boeken. In 2006, Hijman Boeken was bought by Everhard Arends, owner of Arends Boek en Kantoor, with the branch offices Presikhaaf (58-60 Hanzestraat, Arnhem) and Kronenburg (92 Kronenburgpassage, Arnhem). The name Hijman Boeken was changed into Boekhandel Hijman & Arends. Under the guidance of Arends, the bookstore was rebuilded and became a bookstore in the grand manner again. Frequently, there are literary activities and authors are treated like one of the family. The reminiscence to the former bookstore/publishing company is kept alive by a.o. a wall stone next to the entrance, with the logo of Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande.
15 Grote Oord, Arnhem, is owned by H. Hijman - van Hoorn, the widow of Rudolf Julius Hijman. The renting contract contains the clause that in 15 Grote Oord, Arnhem, a bookstore is seated, the name of which includes the family name of Hijman.

 

title page Berlin copy
back cover Berlin copy

Dr. phil.  Alexander Max Centgraf, author of the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... carries the name of A. de Tombre. After World War II, the Dutch parapsychologist dr. W.H.C. Tenhaeff did research on what people "saw" about the war by means of proscopy (experiencing or observing future events by means of ESP). He published his findings in his book Oorlogsvoorspellingen - een onderzoek m.b.t. proscopie in verband met het wereldgebeuren (Den Haag, 1948 [1947]). On page 211, he characterized De Tombre as a national-socialist gentleman who was disposed to Germany. His discussion of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... shows that he considered this brochure to be a Dutch brochure, written by De Tombre. Actually, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is a Dutch translation of a German text, written by dr. phil. Alexander Max Centgraf (1893-1970), a preacher who in 1935 became an author, who also was a philologist and historian, who was a member of the SA from October 1933 and who was a member of the NSDAP from May 1937.
On July 9, 2005, the German Century-scholar Ulrich Maichle, who is doing archive reserach on the use of the Centuries for national-socialist propaganda, communicated that the title page and the back of the title page of a copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, contained notes which showed that Centgraf was the author of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... At the bottom of the title page, there is a stamp of the Preußische Staatsbibliothek Berlin with the year 1941/2 (the numbers 1 and 2 are mixed). Underneath the publisher's name is a note, which reads verfasst von Dr. Alexander Centgraf Berlin W.30 Hohenstaufenstr. 35. On the back of the cover is written: Der Preußischer Staatsbibliothek als Geschenk überreicht vom Verfasser Dr. Centgraf. According to the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... became part of the collection in 1941.[3]
In 1942 and 1943, Centgraf lived in Berlin W.30, 35 Hohenstaufenstraße.[4]
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... does not contain the name Centgraf. The Inleiding contains a remark which might point towards him. On the pages 7 and 8, the author claimed that from his youth, he was clairvoyant. He wrote: Ik heb wel eens gehoord, dat zij, die, zooals ik, in Maart geboren zijn, van de Voorzienigheid dit bijzonder charisma (= genadegift) ontvangen hebben (tr. I once heard that Providence gave this special charisma (blessing) to those who, like me, were born in March).[5] Centgraf was born in Thale (Harz) on March 8, 1893.[6]
In the article Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, published in Der Kurier on July 10, 1949, Centgraf discussed several quatrains, among which quatrain 03-11. This quatrain contains the word Hadrie. In his comment on quatrain 03-11, Centgraf characterized this word as an anagram and wrote: 

An der Hand einer Reihe anderer Vierzeiler, die sich mit unserem Schicksal im letzten Kriege beschäftigen, habe ich erkannt, daß Nostradamus das Wort "Hadrie" als Kryptogramm für Hitler gebraucht. Man lese einmal das Wort so, wie ich es jetzt trenne: H (Hitler) Ad (Adolf) Adrie = Adria, der südliche Schwerpunkt der Achsenpolitik des Diktators.

With einer Reihe anderer Vierzeiler (tr.: a series of other quatrains), Centgraf meant the quatrains 01-08, 02-55 and 10-38 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn. On page 47 of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the word Hadrie was explained as follows: 

Hier wil ik slechts dit zeggen, dat het woord "Hadrie" de beginletters van den voor- en achternaam van Adolf Hitler bevat en tevens het woord Adria. Dit laatste woord is echter een verwijzing naar de as tussen Duitschland en Italië, die zijn zuidelijke zwaartepunt heeft in de Adria (de Adriatische Zee).

In other words: in Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, Centgraf claimed he was the one who linked the word Hadrie to Hitler and the Axis-powers, based upon a series of quatrains which were linked to World War II, a linking which can be traced back to the discussion of the quatrains  01-08, 02-55 and 10-38 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the discussion of the meaning of the word Hadrie on page 47 of this booklet.[7] 
The notes on the title page and the back of the cover of the Berlin copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the resemblance between March as a month of birth, mentioned on page 7 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and March 8 1893, the birth date of Centgraf, and the fact that the series of quatrains which contained the word Hadrie, to which Centgraf referred in Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen can be traced back to three quatrains, discussed in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... clearly prove that Centgraf was the author of what on this website is called the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., as well as his remark on page 70 of the first edition of Nostradamus - der Prophet der Weltgeschichte (Berlin, 1953) in connection with events in the period 1939/'40 that he had discovered that the word Hadrie in quatrain 01-08 actually was a cryptographic reference to Hitler.  
According to Maichle, the name De Tombre is a pseudonym of Centgraf, something which is also thought by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. In the article Nostradamus stelt de wereld al vier eeuwen voor raadsels, published in the Christmas supplement of the edition of December 24, 1966 of the Dutch daily Het Vrije Volk, the Dutch journalist Piet Heil wrote that De Tombre (actually he used the name De Trombe) was a fascist astrologer. For the moment, this can not be established. On this website, the possibility is considered that the name A. de Tombre is a feigned name like the name of Jean François Pasteur, mentioned in the Dutch national-socialist brochure Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?.
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Centgraf also wrote Nostradamus - der Prophet der Weltgeschichte (Schikowski, Berlin, 1953-1960) and Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte (Turm Verlag, Bietigheim, 1968), a book of which a license-copy, entitled Die großen Weissagungen des Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte bis zum 2050 was published in 1981 by Goldmann publishers in Munich. Many times, these books, in which Centgraf used the author's pseudonym dr. N. (Alexander) Centurio, were reprinted. In 1981, Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte was translated into Dutch. This translation was entitled De profetieën van Nostradamus (Veen, Utrecht). In 1991, this title was changed into De ware voorspellingen van Nostradamus - de wonderbaarlijke profetieën van de 16e eeuwse ziener ook voor onze tijd en toekomst! In 1995, Videograph publishers in Katowice published a Polish translation of Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, entitled Przepowiednie Nostradamusa. The translator was Ewa Jurczyk. In 2001, the fifth edition of this translation was published. In Polish, Centgraf's author's pseudonym reads Aleksander N. Centurio.

 

Dating of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
The statement of dr. W.H.C. Tenhaeff on page 210 in Oorlogsvoorspellingen... that shortly after May 1940, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was published, is not correct. The German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is, as can be derived from its translation, finished between June 22, 1941 and December 7, 1941, which means that at the time of publishing Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV publishers were already confiscated by the Nazi's. 
Chapter IV of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... begins with the remark that in the preceding chapters those predictions of Nostradamus were discussed, which history marked with truth and fulfimment.[9] This means that the predictions which are discussed in the chapters I to III, were linked to the past. Paragraph III.5 deals with what Nostradamus, according to Centgraf, wrote about the catastrophy of bolshevism.[10] In this paragraph, quatrain 05-26 is linked to the origins of bolshevism and quatrain 01-14 to the persecution of the Church by the Bolshevists. Quatrain 08-15 is linked to the German-Russian battles in World War I as well as to the Anschluß in 1938 of Austria. Quatrain 01-99 (erroneously numbered as quatrain XI-XCIX) is linked to the pact between Germany, Italy and Japan as a counter-react against bolshevism. The remark on page 85 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... that far-sighted French politicians considered this pact to be dangerous for France's future, implies that Centgraf referred to the Antikomintern-Pact, signed by Germany, Italy and Japan on November 6, 1937. The period of 27 years, mentioned in the second line of quatrain 08-72, is commented as an allusion to the existence of bolshevism. This comment implies that by 1944, bolshevism will come to an end.
The first line of quatrain 07-07 (Sur le combat des grands chevaux legiers) is vertaald in Met het oog op de snelle vooruitgeschoven troepen (tr.: In connection with the fast troops, moved ahead). As a whole, this quatrain is linked to "the lightning German attack which will destroy bolshevism". This appears to be a reference to the German invasion in Russia on June 22, 1941, also known as Operation Barbarossa. The first months of this invasion were succesful for the Germans. The Russian army could not withstand and Leningrad and Moscow were under fire after a couple of months. 
There is no reference in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the German and Italian declaration of war to the United States on December 7, 1941, following the Japanese attack on the US-Navy base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
If the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is finished between June 22, 1941 and December 7, 1941, or completely written in that period, is something which cannot be ascertained yet. 

 

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the Antikomintern [11]
In 1933, dr. Eberhard Taubert, an employee of Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda, founded the Gesamtverband Deutscher antikommunistischer Vereinigungen e.V., an organization, known as the Antikomintern. The purpose of the Antikomintern was to unite all organizations and persons who were hostile to Russian communism in order to fight communism in the ideological field. Moreover, a strong German anti-Russian propaganda should raise more sympathy for Germany as a defender of Europe against communism. The Antikomintern appeard to be a private organization. Actually, her activities were financed by the Ministry of Propaganda. In 1934, Taubert became the head of the Nibelungen-Verlag, a publishing company, founded by the Ministry of Propaganda, which would publish material, produced by the Antikomintern.
When on August 23, 1939, Germany and Russia signed a non-aggression pact (the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact), the Ministry of Propaganda forbade articles, books, lectures and movies which were hostile to communism. The Antikomintern was closed. The title of its magazine was changed from Contra-Komintern into Die Aktion - Kampfblatt gegen Plutokratie und Völkerverhetzung. Taubert, however, was not shunted on to a siding; he kept on working for the Ministry of Propaganda. In December 1939, he was involved in the production of national-socialist propaganda, based upon the Centuries and/or Century-comments; he compiled chain-letters and a brochure.[12] He also wrote the scenario of the anti-Semitic movie Der ewige Jude and was responsible for the propaganda in Norway, occupied by Germany. Taubert was also responsible for the propaganda among those Germans who settled themselves in the new Polish corridor, in order to make them settle in the country instead of in the city.
From April 1941, Taubert and a small staff worked on propaganda instructions for the campaign against Russia. Their first concrete action was the production of flyers which had to be spread among both German and Russian troops. Four weeks after the German invasion in Russia, the Nibelungen Verlag published the book Warum Krieg mit Stalin?; its number of circulation was 450.000 copies.  
After the German invasion in Russia on June 22, 1941, the prohibition of anti-communist propaganda was lifted. It looks as if from that time, the Antikomintern resumed her activities, since on January 5, 1945, it was decided to give decorations to two of its participants. One of them was Centgraf who, according to the text of the decree, worked since a couple of years for the Antikomintern on a voluntary basis and participated in special campaigns which were very important for the course of the war, such as "the Nostradamus-Aktion". Centgraf carried out his tasks with an extreme ability and ardour and with the discretion which was required.[13] 
On this website, it is taken into consideration that the spread in the Netherlands of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was a part of the Nostradamus-Aktion, mentioned in the decree of January 5, 1945,, but I have to admit that I know nothing about the details of this campaign or about whether or not Taubert and/or Goebbels were involved in it. Neither the Goebbels diaries, dealing with 1941, neither the minutes of the secret daily propaganda conferences in the Ministry of Propaganda in 1941 contain notes in connection with a Nostradamus-campaign in that year. Neither the Antikomintern, nor Centgraf is mentioned.
In 1940-1941, three national-socialist Nostradamus-brochures were spread in several languages. In November - December 1939, Herwarth von Bittenfeld, Bömer and Gutterer,  managers in the Ministry of Propaganda, wrote a national-socialist text, using a number of Century-comments, which was brought into circulation in the second quarter of 1940 in eight languages:  Croatian, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Rumanian, Serb and Swedish. In some of these translations, paragraphs were added in connection with the countries in which those translations were about to be spread.[14] The national-socialist propaganda series Informations-Schriften, produced in 1940-1941 under the auspices of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was published in eleven languages: Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Rumanian, Spanish and Swedish.[15] Nostradamus sieht die Zukunft Europas, written in 1940 by the Swiss astrologer Karl Ernst Krafft, who from January 1940 was involved in the production of national-socialist propaganda material, based upon the Centuries, has been translated into Danish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Rumanian and Spanish. I do not know if the German source text, written by Centgraf, has been translated into several languages. The collections of the great libraries, do not contain other translations than the Dutch one.

 

The contents of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... consists of 102 pages. It is divided in an introduction, four chapters, an appendix with photocopies of 15 French quatrain texts, according to a statement copied from the "original first edition of the Centuries" and a table of contents.

Inleiding (p.5-17)
Waarheid en zekerheid, geboren helderziendheid - De voorspellingen van Nostradamus in juiste uitlegging - De toekomst staat vast - Het met liefde aanvaarden van zijn lot - Nostradamus als historicus - Heelal en volkerenlot


Hoofdstuk I (p.18-26)
Eenige bijzonderheden over het leven van Nostradamus - Zijn strijd tegen de pest - Politiek adviseur der Fransche koningen - Hij voorspelde het uur van zijn dood - De methode om den weg te vinden in het labyrinth van zijn duizend voorspellingen - Uiterste fijngevoeligheid ten opzichte van de historie is noodig.


Hoofdstuk II (p.27-31)
De toekomst van Nederland - Drie concentrische kringen der historie: Frankrijk, Engeland, Duitschland.

Hoofdstuk III (p.32-87)
Nostradamus heeft het woord: uitgekomen voorspellingen als borg voor de toekomst 

1.

Een blik in het jongste politieke verleden
A.

De wereldoorlog

B.

Het noodlottige jaar 1918 - De Novemberrevolutie - De troonsafstand van den keizer - Het verdrag van Versailles - De woelingen in Duitschland - Het lot van Oostenrijk.

C.

Van de Entente Cordiale over den Volkenbond naar de nieuwe Entente - Mussolini

D.

Franco - Rivera en de Spaansche burgeroorlog in het profetische historische beeld van Nostradamus.

E.

Het Nationaal-socialisme en zijn stichter

F.

Het pact tusschen Duitschland en Rusland voor het begin van dezen oorlog

2.

Het heden
A.

1939. De invloed van het eerste crisisjaar op Engeland's positie als groote mogendheid - Het conflict tussen Duitschland en Polen

B. De "Blitzkrieg" tegen Frankrijk (1940)
C.

De "Blitzkrieg" nadert Parijs - Wat gebeurt er met Parijs?

D.

De oorlog breidt zich naar Zuid-Frankrijk uit - De zetel der regeering wordt verplaatst - De vlucht van Reynaud - Het lot der Fransche vloot

3.

De visioenen van Nostradamus over de toekomst van Engeland - Duinkerken - De aanvallen op Londen - De verdrijving der Joden uit Europa

4.

Nostradamus voorziet de wonderen der techniek - De heete luchtballon - Het kanon met langen vuurmond - De onderzeeboot - Het vliegtuig - De atoomverbrijzeling

5.

Wat zegt Nostradamus over de catastrofe van het bolsjewisme?


Hoofdstuk IV (p.88-95)
De toekomst: de afloop van dezen oorlog - Het Germaansche Rijk als ordenende staat der toekomst - De in boeien geklonken oorlog


Aanhangsel (p.96-99)
met fotocopieën der Centuriën


Inhoud (p.101-102)

 

Design and illustrations
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is designed exuberantly. The chapter titles are printed with decoration characters. On the top of each text page, an ornament is printed, consisting of birds and leafs. At the end of the introduction ans the appendix, a triangular ornament is printed, consisting of leafs. The characters in the text are varied with sizes. The quatrain texts and quotes are printed with a left indent and italic letters are used. In order to emphasize, quatrain texts, quotes and some other parts of the text are printed with a wider letter space. The discussed quatrains are numbered with Roman numbers. On page 62 for example is quatrain 03-50 numbered as III, L.
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... contains three illustrations. According to the letterpress, the picture of the title page of the "original edition of Nostradamus' predictions", depicted on page 9, is taken from the 1568-Lyon-edition. Apparently, Centgraf meant the what is known as the first "complete" edition fo the Centuries, which contains the Preface to Cesar, ten Centuries and the Epistle to Henry II, since there is also a 1555-Bonhomme-edition, carrying the year 1555 as year of issue, and 1557-Du Rosne-editions, carrying the year 1557 as year of issue
.
According to the letterpress, page 10 contains a picture of the title page of the jubilee-edition of Nostradamus' predictions, published in Amsterdam. Centgraf meant the 1668-Amsterdam-edition, published by J.J. van Waesberge. His suggestion that this was a jubilee edition was founded on the year of issue, 1668, which is 100 years later then the year of issue of the 1658-B.Rigaud-edition, which he presented as the first "complete" edition.
On page 20, a copy of a portrait of Nostradamus is depicted. According to the letterpress, this copy originated in the first edition of his "Predictions", published in 1568 in Lyon. Underneath this portrait, it reads: Vera loquor, nec falsa loquor sed munere coeli. Qui loquitur Deus est non ego Nostradamus. This portrait does not occur in any of the 1568-Lyon-editions; in fact, these editions do not contain any portrait of Nostradamus. It has been copied from the 1668-Amsterdam-edition.[16]

 

"Lyon" 1568, title page
De Tombre, p.9
title page "Lyon-1568"
title page Amsterdam 1668
De Tombre, p.10
title page "Amsterdam-1668"
"Lyon 1568", portrait
De Tombre, p.20
portrait "Lyon-1568"

 

Source material
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... does not contain a bibliography of consulted works. In the paragraph Design and illustrations is described that two illustrations in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... were copied from the 1668-Amsterdam-edition. During the literature study upon which this article is based, it became clear that Centgraf, while writing the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., used a number of publications.

a. The 1940-Krafft-copy
According to the information in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the French quatrain texts in the appendix were copied from "the original first issue of the Centuries".[17] This is a reference to an edition which carries the year 1568 and which is published by the Lyonese publisher Benoist Rigaud. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the cover of this edition is depicted on page 10.
During the literature study upon which this article is based, the French quatrain texts in the appendix were compared with corresponding quatrain texts in the 2000-Chomarat-facsimile, a re-issue of a 1568-B.Rigaud-edition. The comparison showed a great number of differences. In seven quatrains in the appendix, the words differed from the corresponding words in the 2000-Chomarat-facsimile. Further, the letter space between the words cité and solaire in quatrain 01-08 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is wider than in the 2000-Chomarat-facsimile, the second line of quatrain 03-58 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is ended with a point instead of a colon and the character of the double -s- in quatrain 08-15 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... have not the same size, whereas in quatrain 08-15 in the 2000-Chomarat-facsimile the characters of this double -s- have the same size..

Differences between quatrain texts in the 2000-Choramat-facsimile and in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...


Quatrain
1568-B.Rigaud-edition
(2000-Chomarat-facsimile)
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 
(1940-Krafft-copy)
01-08 foys fois
01-08 reourira recourira
01-47 reduictz reduicts
01-47 magistratz magistrats
03-58 Rin Rhin
05-94 Flandres Flãdres
08-96 receu receue
10-31 soustenens soustenans
10-89 en eu
10-89 cinquante ciaquante
10-89 Laqueduict l'aqueduict

The German Century-scholar Wilhelm Zannoth observed resemblances between the French quatrain texts in the appendix in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the corresponding quatrain texts in the photocopy of a 1568-B.Rigaud-edition, produced by Krafft in 1940, who also wrote an introduction to it.[18] Back in 1940, this photocopy was produced in the limited number of 299 copies, not meant for free selling. In Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte, Centgraf wrote that this copy was the source text of his translation of the quatrains.[19]  
In this article, it is supposed that a number of quatrain texts in the 1940-Krafft-copy were copied and used as illustration material in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... In connection with Centgraf's remark in Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte that the 1940-Krafft-copy was his source text, I consider the possibility that Centgraf had a copy at his disposal when he wrote the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 

b. National-socialist propaganda, based upon the Centuries and/or Century-comments
The literature study upon which this article is based, showed that Centgraf assimilated parts of the national-socialist brochure Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? (or the German source text of this brochure) and the brochure Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus, volume 18 in the series Informations-Schriften.

Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? (The Hague, 1940; German source text: Berlin, 1939)
Page 8 in Chapter I in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... contains a reference to "the deceased Jean François Pasteur, who in a small brochure, entitled Hoe zal de oorlog eindigen? dealt with the predictions of Nostradamus about the present situation". Actually, this brochure is entitled Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? It is the Dutch translation of the national-socialist propaganda text, written in November - December 1939 by Herwarth von Bittenfeld c.s.[20]  
On the pages 27 to 30 in Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?, quatrain 03-57 is discussed. In connection with this quatrain, Herwarth von Bittenfeld c.s. wrote that for many decades, the German Century-Scholars Kritzinger and Loog, the French Century-scholars Amiaux, De Fontbrune, Piobb and Rochetaillée and the Englishman Taylor independent from each other calculated that the year 1939 would be the fatal year for England.
Herwarth von Bittenfeld c.s. mentioned Kritzinger because of his discussion of quatrain 03-57 on page 136 in M(Berlin, 1922 [1921]). Actually, Kritzinger did not do any calculations in connection with quatrain 03-57; he discussed the comment on quatrain 03-57, given by Loog in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus .
[21]  
At the end of page 53 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the beginning of page 54, one can find the remark that long before the beginning of the war, the Century-scholars Loog and Kritzinger predicted that quatrains 03-57 would be fulfilled in 1939. In this article, it is assumed that Centgraf copied this from (the German source text of) Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?, althoug it cannot be excluded that he actually read the comments on quatrain 03-57, given by Loog and Kritzinger, and thought that Kritzinger in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele had presented the results of his own calculations in connection with quatrain 03-57.

Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (Informations-Schriften, Berlin, 1940)
It can be demonstrated that Centgraf copied two paragraphs from Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (Brochure-18-DE), volume 18 in the national-socialist series Informations-Schriften. The first paragraph deals with the year 1792, mentioned in the Epistle to Henry II, which in Brochure-18-DE is linked to the Republican Calendar, introduced in France in 1792. On page 7 of Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus, it reads:

Im Jahre 1792 wird man sich einbilden, daß das Zeitalter sich erneuere.

Onp page 11 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... it reads that in 1792 the French Revolutions was "politically documented". According to Centgraf, Nostradamus wrote in "the preface of his book":

In dit jaar zal men zich inbeelden, dat er een nieuwe tijd ingeluid wordt. (tr.: In this year, one will imagine that a new era is ushered in).

The second paragraph deals with " a game of thousand obscure verses". On page 23 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., it reads that Nostradamus, as he says in his prologue, wanted to keep the nations and the people in a state of uncertainty by means of "a game of thousand obscure verses". This "game of thousand obscure verses" occurs in a six-line verse, originally written by Edouard Roesch in Die erstaunlichen Bücher des Grossen Artztes, Sehers und Schicksals-Propheten Nostradamus in’s Deutsche übertragen und dem Verständnisse aufgeschlossen (Stuttgart, 1850). The Noah-version of this verse is quoted on page 1 in Brochure-18-DE (Noah: Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte von 1547 bis gegen 3000, Berlin, 1928). According to Brochure-18-DE, this verse was at the beginning of the book Hundertschaften und Prophetien; the first volume of this book was published in 1555 in Lyon. On this website, it is assumed that Centgraf copied his remark about the game of thousand obscure verses, described by Nostradamus, from Brochure-18-DE.
The link of quatrain 05-93 to the German invasion in Belgium and the Netherlands can be traced back to the comment on quatrain 05-94 on page 13 in Brochure-18-DE.

c. Century-comments
During the literature study upon which this article is based, it became clear that Centgraf not only copied from propaganda material, but also from a number of Century-comments. In a number of cases, he elaborated the copied paragraphs. In most cases, he did not mention the source of his final text.

Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (C. Loog, Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921 [1920]) [22] 
Centgraf took much material from Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. Sometimes, he elaborated Loog's text. 

Quatrain 05-94 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p. 28)
In his comment on quatrain 05-94, Centgraf wrote that count Zeppelin, the inventor of the zeppelin, had said that in the West, Boulogne had to be the last outpost of the German Empire. Boulogne is mentioned in the second line of quatrain 05-94. Cengraf's remark can be traced back to page 91 of Die Weissagungen of Nostradamus. Loog had written that it was remarkable that Nostradamus, anticipating on an idea of count Zeppelin, qualified Boulogne as the last outpost of the German navy. However, Loog thought that quatrain 05-94 would be fulfilled around 2100; Centgraf linked this quatrain to the German invasion in the Netherlands, Belgium and the north of France in May 1940.

Quatrain 05-51 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.43)
The Dutch translation of quatrain 05-51 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... corresponds almost perfectly with the German translation on page 66 in Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. In his translation, Centgraf does not translate the word Barcins. In his comment, he interprets this word as an allusion to Baroe in Cyrenaica and, in combination with Tyrrhania, to Italy as an ally of Germany.
The third line in the Dutch translation contains the words uit te komen, which are a literal translation of the German word hinauszukommen.
In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, Loog linked this quatrain to the cooperation after World War I between England, Bohemia, Poland and Rumania. He supposed that in the third and the fourth line, a battle was predicted, connected with the free passage through the Street of Gibraltar. Centgraf copied this comment and elaborated it by writing that it was predicted in the third line that through Italy, England would lose Gibraltar, which was part of the war politics of Germany and Italy.
In the article Prophete rechts - Prophete links - War Nostradamus wirklich Scharlatan und Betrüger? (in: Der Reichswart #50, Berlijn, December 12, 1940), on this website entitled Nostradamus Scharlatan?, Loog revised his comment on quatrain 05-51 and linked it to the Sudetenland crisis (Bohemia, 1938), the German invasion in Poland (1939) and the assignment of Rumanian regions to the Soviet-Union and Italy (1940). In this revised comment, Loog wrote nothing about a conflict in relation with Gibraltar..[23] It is not clear if Centgraf ignored this revised comment or did not know it.

Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, p.66 Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.46
Die Völker von Dacien, England, Polen und Böhmen
schließen einen neuen Bund.
Um über die Säulen des Herkules hinauszukommen,
werden Barcelona und Tyrrhenien sich grausam wettbewerben.
Het volk van Dacië (Roemenië), Engeland en Polen
en van Bohemen zal een nieuwe Liga vormen,
om uit de zuilen van Herkules uit te komen.
In Barcin en Tyrenië zal men wreede woelingen op touw zetten.

Quatrain 03-67 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.46)
The Dutch translation of quatrain 03-67 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... corresponds almost completely with the German translation on page 67 in Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, except for the second line, in which in Loog's version the word or is not translated, and the fourth line, which in Centgraf's version is arranged in a different way.
Loog situated quatrain 03-67 in the years next to World War I. In Nostradamus Scharlatan?, he did not want to discuss the link between this quatrain and national-socialism.[24]

Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, p.67 Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.46
Eine neue Sekte Philosophen wird entstehen,
die den Tod, Ehren und Reichtum verachtet.
Von den deutschen Bergen werden sie nicht begrenzt sein.
Sie werden Unterstützung und Druckmittel finden, damit man ihnen folgt.
Een nieuwe secte van philosophen,
Verachtend dood, goud, eer en rijkdom,
De Duitsche bergen zullen geen grenzen voor hen vormen;
In hun gevolg zullen ze steunpunten en middelen om druk uit te oefenen hebben.

Quatrain 02-100 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.72)
Centgraf's comment on quatrain 02-100 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... contains the remark that nothing about England's fears may become known. This remark can be traced back to Loog's remark in his comment on quatrain 02-100 on page 71 in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, that the world will not register anything about the events, predicted in quatrain 02-100, and that England will keep everything secret which might damage her prestige

Quatrain 02-76 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.77-78)
The linking of quatrain 02-76 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the long-distance cannons with which the Germans in 1918 fired at Paris and to the French abbot Cochin, who informed the German army command about the impact of the granates, can be traced back to Loog's comment on quatrain 02-76 on page 53 in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. In connection with Cochin, Loog wrote that the third line of quatrain 02-76 contained an allusion to him, but that it was unknown if Cochin had become paralysed. Centgraf wrote about Cochin that nothing was known about his walking with a limp; the allusion to this in quatrain 02-76 could also be an allusion to Cochin's qustionable attitude. 

Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert (dr. B. Winkler, Görlitz, 1939 [1938])
From Winkler'; s Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert, Centgraf copied three quatrains which according to Winkler dealt with the birth and rise of Hitler, national-socialist politics in Germany and the legislation by Hitler. Centgraf discussed these quatrains in the order in which Winkler had discussed them; he copied Winkler's comments and elaborated them in some points.

Quatrain 03-58 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.48-49)
The link of quatrain 03-58 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the birth and rise of Hitler can be traced back to Winkler's comment on the pages 37 and 38 in Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert. Centgraf copied Winkler's opinion that this quatrain had predicted the birth and rise of Hitler. 
In his comment on quatrain 03-58, Winkler quoted two lines from a poem by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer: Was langsam reift, das altert spat. Wenn andre welken, werden wir ein Staat! He linked these lines to the second line in quatrain 03-58, which contained an allusion to a nation "which came too late", in other words: raised lately. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Centgraf wrote about Meyer that he was a clairvoyant Swiss poet, something which Winkler had not mentioned. Centgraf also wrote that these lines came from a poem of Meyer about Ulrich von Hutten. Winkler had not mentioned this either.
In Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert, quatrain 03-58 was numbered erroneously as II, 58. This error occurs in most translations of the German source text, written by Herwarth von Bittenfeld c.s., which implies that they copied this error. Centgraf, however, gave the correct quatrain number. 

Quatrain 04-15 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.49-50)
The link between quatrain 04-15 in 04-15 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the national-socialist politics in Germany can be traced back to Winkler's comment on page 38 inNostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert
Winkler wrote: 

Der Hunger kam von der Arbeitsfrage, nämlich von der mangelnden ARbeitsgelegenheit; die Sättigung kommt ebenfallsvon der Arbeitsfrage, nämlich von der wiedergeschaffenen Arbeitsgelegenheit. Statt das Auge gierig auf das Meer zu richten: statt das Volk durch überseeische Einführ zu ernähren, wie es die Systemregieringen taten, wird einder dem andern Öl und Brot geben, wird ein Volksgenosse den andern durch seine Arbeit ernähren.

 In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this was described as follows:

De honger komt door de werkloosheid en de verzadiging door den arbeid. In plaats van nu gefascineerd naar het oog van de zee te staren - bedoeld is de overzeesche invoer - geeft de een den ander olie en brood, d.w.z. gelegenheid tot arbeid.

Quatrain 05-79 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.50)
The linking of quatrain 05-79 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the formal ceremonies in Germany because of Hitler, the great legislator, can be traced back to Winkler's comment on page 39 in Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert. Winkler wrote that the flags with festal splendour saluted Hitler and that the whole country changed into a sea of flags. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... it reads that one literally can hear the noise of a sea of flags.

The comments on the quatrains 08-60 and 06-64 can also be traced back to Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert.

Quatrain 08-60 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.35-36)
In Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert, Winkler, following Bruno Noah, the author of Nostradamus - prophetische Weltgeschichte von 1547 bis gegen 3000, wrote on page 34 about a connection between quatrain 08-60 and the end of World War I, where Germany had to hand over Lorraine to France. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Centgraf copied this comment. The Dutch text of quatrain 08-60 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... corresponds in many ways with Winkler's German version. 

Quatrain 06-64 (Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., p.45-46)
On page 40 in Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert, Winkle linked this quatrain to the fights in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. According to Winkler, this quatrain contained an allusion to the characterless way in which the Red were fighting. He translated the fourth line of quatrain 06-64 into Barcelona herrscht über die Arbeiterklasse. Centgraf carried on writing about this. On page 45 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., it reads that Barcelona is in a terrible situation, because the industrial  arbeidersklasse (tr.: labour classes) who rules Barcelona, restrains the city from peace and an armistice. 

The foregoing shows that Centgraf, while writing the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... used the following publications:

  • Europa-Verlag (publisher): Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (deel 18 uit de serie Informations-Schriften). Berlin, 1940.

  • Krafft, K.E.: Les Propheties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus, Bildgetreuer, vergrösserter Abdruck einer Ausgabe der "Prophéties", erschienen bei Benoist RIGAUD Lyon unter dem Datum 1568. Frankfurt am Main, 1940.

  • Loog, C.: Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus: erstmalige Auffindung des Chiffreschlüssels und Enthüllung der Prophezeiungen über Europas Zukunft und Frankreichs Glück und Niedergang, 1555-2200. Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921 [1920].

  • "Pasteur, J.F.": Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? een belangwekkende en actueele beschouwing op grond der voorspellingen van Michel Nostradamus gegeven in "Les vrayes Centuries et Prophéties"; samengesteld uit de nagelaten geschriften van Jean François Pasteur. The Hague, 1940; German source text: Berlin, 1939.

  • Waesberge, J.J. van (publisher): Les vrayes centuries et prophéties de maistre Michel Nostradamus. Amsterdam, 1668.

  • Winkler, dr. B.: Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert. Görlitz, 1939 (1938).

 

The propaganda message of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the end of the war is announced, an end which according to Centgraf's comment on quatrain 01-89 will be the beginning of a 57-year period of peace in which, according to his comment on quatrain 10-42, a new and happy Europe will be realized under strong, i.e. German, leadership.
According to his comment on quatrain 07-13, England will be occupied for 14 years. After 27 years of existence, bolshevism will come to an end because of the German Blitzkrieg, explained in the comment on quatrain 08-72. Centgraf's propaganda meant that Germany would fight successfully at two fronts. The Jews, the sterile people, as written in the comment on quatrain 08-96, would be expelled from Europe, the Arabs would humiliate them even more.
Centgraf had several ways to convince his readers that his message was credible. The first way, quite normal, was to link quatrains to past events. These links had to raise the impression that quatrains which in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... were linked to the future, also would be fulfilled. This can be observed in the title of chapter III: Nostradamus is talking: fulfilled predictions as a guarantee for the future. However, Centgraf did not discuss events which took place very long ago. He emphasized World War I and post-war events and linked a number of quatrains to inventions which in one way or another were connected with warfare such as the invention of the submarine, the long-distance cannon and the airplane. The reader had to understand that Nostradamus gave detailed descriptions of great wars.
The second way consisted of paragraphs in which Centgraf dealt with fate and freee will and in which he explained that he was clairvoyant and therefore acquainted with phenomenas like clairvoyance and prophecy. On page 13, he urged his readers to accept fate with love; not only the past was fixed, the future also was fixed. On page 17, one could read:

Het lot beveelt, wij moeten gehoorzamen
(tr: Fate commands, we must obey).

Centgraf exposed a great involvement in Nostradamus. Not only had his brochure the task to unveil a fabulous view on the future for his compatriots (read: the Dutch) but also a spiritual monument for Nostradamus in a way the 1668-Amsterdam-edition was a jubilee edition of the Centuries.[25] Further, Centgraf presented himself as an autonomic Century-scholar. His opinion about the future was quite different from the opinion of "Le Peletier", Moura, "Louvé" en Piobb. He also dissociated himself from Loog, Kritzinger, Noah en "Winckler", who thought that the political situation in Europe only would change about one hundred years later. According to Centgraf, their scientific-historic way of research failed, whereas his own research was based upon intuition, with which he aligned himself to Nostradamus..[26]
In order to strengthen his propaganda further, Centgraf wrote that by 1939 his study of the Centuries enabled him to construct the course of the war and doubted for a long time if he should publish his findings or not. He wrote that the unbelief of his compatriots (in the case of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...: the Dutch) restrained him from publication. However, because of the actual situation at the time of the issue of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this brochure was the right guid to the future.[27] 
Centgraf also tried to convince his readers by presenting arguments in which the history of Europe was discussed. In chapter II (tr.: The future of the Netherlands - Three concentric circles of history: France, England, Germany) he argued that it could be observed in the Centuries that from the moment Cromwell seized power in England, England replaced France as a leading power. England could maintain this position for about 300 years and would be succeeded by Germany, to which Nostradamus often referred with the words "Great-Germany".
Another strengthenment of Centgraf's propaganda message was to link four quatrains to Hitler in quite a concrete way. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., three quatrains are discussed which contain the word Hadrie: the quatrains 01-08, 02-55 and 10-38. As described already, Centgraf presented this word as an anagram, which he explained as an allusion to Hitler and Germany and Italy, the Axis-powers. It was Centgraf himself who invented this comment. The link of quatrain 03-56 to the birth and rise of Hitler was taken from Winkler's Nostradamus und seine Prophezeiungen für das zwanzigste Jahrhundert. If we add the quatrains 05-94 and 09-90, which contains the words Grande Germanie, and quatrain 10-31 in which it is written that the Holy Empire will come to Germany, we see that the reader is told with force that in the Centuries, it is described loud and clear that Germany is about to play a prominent, dominant role in Europe. The word Hadrie was also mentioned in quatrain 03-11, but in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain was not at all discussed in whatever way. In the article Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, published on July 10, 1949, in the Sunday supplement of the Berlin magazine Der Kurier, Centgraf linked this quatrain to Hitler's death. Apparently, he could not use this quatrain at the time of writing the source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., so he simply ignored it. 
In a number of cases, Centgraf mutilated quatrains. The third line of quatrain 06-25 for exemple, discussed on page 39, reads: Ieune noir rouge prendra la hierarchie. The word ieune means: young. Centgraf's translation reads: Black red yellow will seize hierarchy. With his comment, he wanted to demonstrate that Nostradamus foresaw the colours of the German flag and their order. Therefore, he translated Ieune into yellow, perhaps also suggesting that in the original text, it should have read Iaune.
Another case is the translation of quatrain 10-100, which deals with a period of British supremacy for more than 300 years. This duration is given in the second line of this quatrain, which reads le pempotan des ans plus de trois cens. On page 25 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the Dutch translation reads De almachtige gedurende 300 jaren. In other words: Centgraf did not present a period of more than 300 years, but a period of 300 years. He synchronized this quatrain with quatrain 03-57, about which he wrote that there it was predicted that the end of the British supremacy had begun in 1939, and quatrain 03-57 referred to a 290-year period of British supremacy, which started in 1649. 
In contrast with Herwarth von Bittenfeld c.s. and the compilers of Brochure-18-DE, Centgraf himself linked quatrains to the future; he did not copy those links from other publications. A remarkable link is the link on the pages 90-91 of quatrain 01-35 to the perspective of Germany defeating England. According to Centgraf, the words lyon jeune (young lion) point to Germany and the words le vieux to England. This is a remarkable comment, since this quatrain traditionally is linked to Henry II's lethal injury during a tournament on June 30, 1559.

 

National-socialism, racism and anti-Semitism
In national-socialist brochures like Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?, its German source text dating from November - December 1939, and Brochure-18-DE, dating from the summer of 1940, the coming fall of England is announced and the settlement of the "Holy Empire" in Germany. The compilers of these brochures directed their campaign against England and wanted to drive a wedge between England and the European continent. They did not describe concretely what this "Holy Empire" would look like. National-socialist elements such as the "New Order" did not occur in these brochures; there were also no attacks on Jews and communists. On this website, it is assumed that Goebbels, when he wrote in his diary in February 1940 that the Nostradamusbrochure was a splendid brochure, meant for the neutrals, completely double-faced and virtuous, he referred to the contents of Was bringt das Jahr 1940?, which did not contain even the slightest allusion to national-socialism. Hitler was presented as a person, Germany as a country at war with England in a gigantic struggle.[28]
Presumably, the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is either finished between June 22 and December 7, 1941, or entirely written in this period. At that time, Europe was in war for about two years. From July until October 1940, the British and German air force fought the Battle of Britain, which eventually was settled in British advantage. From autumn 1940, it was not England which was Hitler's target, but Eastern Europe. In a small campaign which took place from April 6 to April 17, 1941, Yugoslavia was invaded. On June 22, 1941, the Germans invaded Russia.
In the occupied countries, the Germans implied their racial laws. Jews and Romanies were expelled from public life, brought into getto's and finally deported to concentration camps where they had to do hard labour, mostly until this resulted in their death, or where they were murdered, mostly by gas. The cultural and social life in the occupied countries became based upon national-socialism. In other words: national-socialism openly showed her face. This was echoed in Centgraf's propaganda.
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... contains a number of anti-ethnic and/or anti-Semitic paragraphs. In the comment on page 54 on quatrain 03-57 for example, it is written that the people to which Nostradamus referred as "bastard people", did not consist of one nationality, but of several nationalities. According to this comment, the word Aries in the fourth line of this quatrain was an allusion to the Aryans, the Germans. The words pole Bastarnan, which also can be found in the fourth line, were translated into Polish bastard. On page 54, it reads that actually, the Polish state consisted of Polish, Germans, Ukrainians and numerous Jews. On page 55, it reads that in Poland, there was a strong merge between the Slavic parts of the Polish people and the Jews.
The words La teste raze in the second line of quatrain 07-13 on page 75 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... were translated into  het leidende ras (tr.: the leading race). In the comment, it reads that with this allusion, which had to be read as the main race, nothing else was indicated but Germany.
According to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., Nostradamus was not pleased with the Jews, In quatrain 08-96, which in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was numbered erroneously as VII, XCVI, Nostradamus had referred to them with the words "The Synagoge, which became completely sterile". According to Centgraf, this was truly a good characterization of Jewish sterility.
In the comment on quatrain 05-94 op page 27 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the words Grande Germanie were translated into groote Germaansche levensruimte (tr.: great German living area). On page 57, this was used once again. On page 92, the German Empire was presented.

 

Allusions to the Netherlands
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... had to raise the impression to be written by a Dutch Century-scholar. The basis for this mystification was made in the first pages of this booklet. On page 6, it was written about the Century-scholars Loog, Kritzinger, Noah and Winkler that they came from Germany. A German author would have referred to them with the word "compatriots". On page 8, the author had written that in early November 1939 in Rotterdam, he had a vision about great eagles, flying above the city in great numbers. Seven months later, he continued, the German airplanes were flying over Rotterdam. Next, he mentioned the title of the brochure Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?. Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... had more to offer: a fabulous future perspective of world history and a spiritual monument for Nostradamus.
On page 11, it is written in a footnote in connection with the discussion of the 1668-Amsterdam-edition, that a copy of this edition is part of the collection of the Amsterdam University Library. A catalogue number was also given. This footnote might have been meant to strengthen the mystification that Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was written by a Dutchman.
The end of chapter I contains the remark that in 1939, basing himself upon the Centuries, the author already constructed the course of the war. Because of the unbelief of his compatriots (Dutch, of course), he kept his discoveries secret. The actual situation brought him to publish them in order to show his readers the right way into the future. 
The mystification of the Dutch nationality of the author was continued in chapter II. In the first line of this chapter, it read that the author, in order to satisfy the curiosity of his compatriots, quoted one of Nostradamus' predictions from which one easily could draw conclusions in connection with the future of the Netherlands. This remark was the introduction to quatrain 05-94, which was linked to the occupation of the Dutch regions in May 1940, including Boulogne.
In the last line of chapter IV, it reads that "our native country", (the Netherlands, TvB), will take her place under the sun in the new Europe.
The comment on quatrain 05-94 is the only comment in which the Netherlands are discussed. In the discussion on page 33 in chapter III of quatrain 01-26 in connection with World War I, the Dutch readers are adressed as follows: De plotselinge uitbarsting van den wereldoorlog, zoals die ook ons Nederlanders steeds bij zal blijven, beschrijft Nostradamus in I, XXVI:... (tr.: the sudden outbreak of the world war, as we Dutch always will remember, is described by Nostradamus in I, XXVI:...).

 

The discussed quatrains in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

Inleiding
Waarheid en zekerheid, geboren helderziendheid - De voorspellingen van Nostradamus in juiste uitlegging - De toekomst staat vast - Het met liefde aanvaarden van zijn lot - Nostradamus als historicus - Heelal en volkerenlot

No quatrains discussed

Hoofdstuk I   
Eenige bijzonderheden over het leven van Nostradamus - Zijn strijd tegen de pest - Politiek adviseur der Fransche koningen - Hij voorspelde het uur van zijn dood - De methode om den weg te vinden in het labyrinth van zijn duizend voorspellingen - Uiterste fijngevoeligheid ten opzichte van de historie is noodig.

10-100 1939: end of the British supremacy in Europe which started in 1649; Portugal resists itself against the settlement of American troops on the Azure islands
Hoofdstuk II   
De toekomst van Nederland - Drie concentrische kringen der historie: Frankrijk, Engeland, Duitschland.
05-94 May 1940: the Netherlands and Flanders, including Boulogne, occupied; Stalin wil put an end to the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact
Hoofdstuk III  
Nostradamus heeft het woord: uitgekomen voorspellingen als borg voor de toekomst 
02-57 [a] World War I: 1914: the murder of archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo 
01-26 World War I: 1914: the beginning
02-68 World War I: England withstands German pressure 
03-71 World War I: British blockade of Germany
08-60 World War I: heroic battle of Germany; Germany looses  Elzas-Larraine to France
04-75 1918: Germany: November-revolution
07-37 1918: Germany: November-revolution: in Scapa Flow, the Germans make their fleet sink
05-83 1918: Germany mislead by Wilson, the president of the United States
04-14 1918: abdication of the German emperor William II; his flight to the Netherlands
06-25 Foundation of the Weimar-Republic; the colours of the German flag and their sequence
08-19 1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin
08-20 1918: Germany: November-revolution: riots in Berlin
10-01 After 1918: hard labour of German prisoners of war
01-82 After 1918: isolation of Austria
06-20 Decay of the "old" Entente; rise of Mussolini
01-47 Failure of the League of Nations
05-51 Union between England, Rumania, Poland and the Czech Republic ("new" Entente); through Italy, England will lose Gibraltar
09-16 Franco and Rivera
06-64 Spanish Civil War: battles in and around Barcelona
03-67 The origins of national-socialism
09-90 Germany supports Italy in its war against Abessynia; the Anschluß of Austria
03-58 Birth and rise of Hitler
04-15 Hitler's home politics
05-79 Hitler as the great legislator
10-38 Hadrie = Hitler; remilitarisation of the Rhine Land; Germany and Russia unite against France
10-86 1940: thanks to the Molotov - Von Ribbentrop pact, Germany conquered Paris
03-57 1939: fatal crisis for England; Germany invades Poland
09-34 1791: flight and arrest of Louis XVI
05-45 1940: the German army passes the  Maginot-line
10-51 1940: the German army occupies French territories along the lower-Rhine as well as Picardy, Normandy and Maine
03-06 1940: French stream of refugees in the direction of Paris
03-07 1940: German air raids on French troops; German troops march to Paris
06-43 1940: evacuation Paris; as a result of the British attitude, France brings her reserve-troops to the war zone to defend Paris
10-98 1940: Paris darkened as the German troops arrive
03-50 1940: capitulation of Paris; Paris regrets the war she started with Germany
01-08 1940: Hadrie = Hitler; capitulation of Paris; Hitler, the saver of Paris
01-20 1940: the war in France is extended to South and East France
03-93 1940: the French government flees from Paris to the south of France and settles in Avignon, the people there do not favour this 
03-08 1940: the French army is not able to put an end to the German march. Among the French, there are 1 million casualties and prisoners
01-72 1940: German troops march until the French-Spanish border
03-54 1940: flight of the French Prime Minister Reynaud to Spain. The French people regret that it started a war against Germany
07-34 [b] 1940: the consequences of the war for France: famine, imprisonment, coldness 
02-59 1940: British navy boats attack French navy boats before the coast of Oran
02-22 1940: flight of the British army from Dunkirk
01-29 1940: German navy-attacks or air raids on London
09-48 1940: winter: German air raids on London
02-78 1940: heavy casualties for French and French-colonial troops and for England; heavy casualties for England
05-59 Future: the German and Spanish navy give trouble for the British navy in the Mediterranean See; battle of Gibraltar
02-100 1940-41: chaos in England which suffers from the German submarines; Lord Halifax asks the United States for help
02-53 Germany will continue to attack London until the Versailles treaty is off
02-83 German blockade of British trade
07-13 Germany will occupy England for fourteen years
08-96 [c] The Jews, the sterile people, will be driven from Europe and humiliated by the Arabs 
05-57 1794: during a battle, Austria uses air balloons (Montgolfière)
02-76 1918: Paris under fire by means of long-distance cannons
02-05 Prediction of the invention of the submarine
03-13 1940-41: attacks by German submarines on England
02-75 Prediction of the invention of the airplane and anti-aircraft artillery 
03-44 September 1940: Jungfrau: experiments with nuclear splitting
05-26 Origins of bolshevism
01-14 Persecution of the Church by bolshevists
08-15 World War I: bolshevists attack Germany
01-99 [d] November 1937: Antikomintern-pact Germany - Italy - Japan as counter-react against bolshevism
08-77 [e] Bolshevism, the Antichrist, will exist for 27 years
07-07 June 1941: German invasion in Russia, the Russian army will be defeated

Hoofdstuk IV 
De toekomst: de afloop van dezen oorlog - Het Germaansche Rijk als ordenende staat der toekomst - De in boeien geklonken oorlog

10-31 Germany as the future leading power
01-35 Germany defeats England
02-55 [f] Hadrie = Hitler; Germany's final campaign; Hitler destroys his enemies
02-77 Hitler gets the power in Europe; England and France are defeated
10-89 End of the war; peace for 57 years; European nations work together
10-42 [g] End of the war; Europe flourishes by means of a strong leadership 

Notes to the list of discussed quatrains

  1. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as II, VII. [return]

  2. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as III, XXXIV. [return]

  3. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as VII, XCVI. [return]

  4. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as XI, XCIX. [return]

  5. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as VIII, LXXII. [return]

  6. In the comment in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...,  this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as II, V. [return]

  7. In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...this quatrain has been numbered erroneously as X, LII. [return]

 

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... in newspapers in World War II
In World War II, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... has been discussed in a number of newspapers. Some of them contained advertisements. In this paragraph, a number of examples is given. This paragraph does not contain a complete survey of newspaper articles about Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., published in World War II. It looks as if a couple of times a well-organized campaign was carried out in order to bring Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... to the attention of the readers. By doing so, a way was found to reach a large number of readers and to confront them with this propaganda, whether or not they would buy this brochure.
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is also reviewed in the edition of April 18, 1942 in the Amersfoortsche Courant, but in that review, this brochure was completely debunked, despite the fact that this newspaper, like the other newspaper in the Netherlands, was subordinated to the German authorities and national-socialist ideology.
The estimated numbers of subscribers are copied from table 9.1 of the thesis Niet voor publicatie - De legale Nederlandse pers tijdens de Duitse bezetting (dr. R.A.H. Vos, Amsterdam, 1988).

De Telegraaf, February 12, 1942; De Gelderlander, Nijmeegse editie, February 13, 1942; Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche Courant, February 13, 1942; De Tijd, February 13, 1942; De Zuidwillemsvaart, February 13, 1942
The daily De Telegraaf was an independent newspaper of a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 86.300.
The daily
De Gelderlander - Hoofdorgaan der provincie was an independent newspaper of a Roman-Catholic nature. In World War II, five editions of De Gelderlander were spread, among which editions for Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Nijmegen. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 33.371. On March 16, 1942, due to a lack of paper, the last issue of De Gelderlander was published. 
The daily Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegse Courant was an independent newspaper of a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 6.312.
De Tijd - Godsdienstig en staatkundig dagblad was an independent newspaper of a Roman-Catholic nature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 10.447.
De Zuidwillemsvaart - Nieuwe Helmondsche Couruant waarin opgenomen "Het nieuws van de week" Helmondsche Courant was an independent daily of a Roman-Catholic nature. By the end of 1940, its estimated number of subscribers was 6.856.
Page 4 of the issue of February 12, 1942 of De Telegraaf contained the communication that the publication of
Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...  was not prohibited. According to this communication, authorities had informed the A.N.P. (the general Dutch Press Agency) that the book, written by De Tombre, was not forbidden, despite rumours which were circulating. Page 5 of the Nijmegen issue of De Gelderlander, page 2 of the Provinciale Geldersche en Nijmeegsche Courant, page 3 of De Tijd and page 2 of De Zuidwillemsvaart contained a similar communication.

The Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad, February 19, March 18 and April 24, 1942
The Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad was an independent daily of a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 90.000. In July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 107.697.
Page 7 of the edition of February 19, 1942 of the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad contains an advertisement for Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., carrying the name of the Haagsche Lyceum Boekhandel, seated in The Hague at the Laan van Meerdervoort 708. The headline of this advertisement, for which various fonts and letter sizes were used, was:
Het verloop van dezen oorlog reeds in 1558 voorspeld (tr.: the course of the war already predicted in 1558). This headline refers to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Underneath the headline, it read: Een vraag, die velen op de lippen brandt: "HOE ZAL DEZE OORLOG EINDIGEN?", which seems to be an allusion to the title of the brochure Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?. According to the advertisement, it was quite conceivable that many people did not believe soothsayers. Nostradamus, however, was a different case: the large number of his fulfilled predictions took away all doubts about his ability as a seer. Nostradamus not only predicted what we would like, but also things with which we have to deal despite our will. As an example of a striking prediction, the names of Franco and Rivera were presented. The number of circulating copies of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... would be limited. Once sold out, there would be no reprint, due to the scarcity of paper. An order form was part of the advertisement: those who were interested, could order a copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... at the Haagsche Lyceum Boekhandel. The price: f 0,90; postage: f 0,30.
On March 18, 1942, another advertisement for Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was published in the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad, carrying the name of the Haagsche Lyceum Boekhandel. Like the one published on February 19, this advertisement was composed of various font types and letter sizes. The headline of this advertisement read: HET BOEK VAN NOSTRADAMUS MAG VRIJ WORDEN UITGEGEVEN (tr.: The book of Nostradamus is allowed to be published). In the advertisement, the readers were told that Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was not forbidden, despite rumours which were circulating. Further, the readers were told that Nostradamus, who in 1558 predicted the fate of Paris - an allusion to the capitulation of Paris in June 1940 - also predicted many things about the course of the war for a.o. France, Portugal, Germany, England, the Netherlands and Russia. Nostradamus was presented as someone who was not a politician and was not connected to whatever kind of philosophy. He certainly was not a soothsayer; his based his predictions upon his scientific research. Like the advertisement, published on February 19, this advertisement contained an order form, by which a copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... could be ordered at the Haagsche Lyceum Boekhandel.
The advertisement in the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad in which the readers were told that the publishing of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was not prohibited, was published more than one month after a similar communication in the issue of February 13, 1942 of De Gelderlander. This raises the assumption that there has been some kind of press campaign, aimed at drawing attention to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... The emphasis on not being prohibited might have been a manoeuvre of the propagandists to raise curiosity among the readers.

The Delftsche Courant, February 27, 1942
The Delftsche Courant - Nieuwsblad voor Delft en Delfland was a co-edition of the Haagsche Courant and had a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estated number of subscribers was 6.988. In July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 10.181. 
On top of the second column of page 4 of the issue of February 27, 1942 of the daily The Delftsche Courant, an advertisement of Academia booksellers, seated in Delft at 101-103 Oude Delft, was printed, in which Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was recommended. Already in 1558, the reader was told, the famous Michael Nostradamus predicted the outcome of the war of 1914-1918 as well as the outcome of the war which was going on. From a original copy of the Prophecies of Nostradamus, preserved by the Amsterdam University, those predictions were copied which dealt with the war which was going in. Those who were interested in the further course of the war, could order Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... at Academia booksellers. Its price: f 0,90; no postage costs.

Het Dagblad voor IJmuiden - Velsen - Beverwijk - Driehuis - Santpoort, February 28, 1942; Oprechte Haarlemsche Courant, February 28, 1942
Het Dagblad voor IJmuiden - Velsen - Beverwijk - Driehuis - Santpoort was a copy of the Oprechte Haarlemsche Courant, an independent daily of neutral signature. Het Dagblad voor IJmuiden [...] was also spread in Velsen, Wijk aan Zee, Castricum, Heemskerk, Uitgeest, Egmond aan Zee and Katwijk.
Page 7 of tie issue of February 28, 1942 of Het Dagblad voor IJmuiden [...] contains an advertisement in which the reader is made aware of the possibility to order a copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... at P.O. Box 6, Heemstede, with the remark ons lot (tr.: our fate). The price f 0,90. In the advertisement, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was recommended as an elaboration of the important book, written by Nostradamus, who in 1558 predicted the course of the war which in 1942 was going on. Nostradamus clearly saw the fate of "powerful nations". 
This advertisement was also published on page 7 of the issue of February 28, 1942 of the Oprechte Haarlemsche Courant, an independent daily of neutral signature. By the end of 1940, its estimated number of subscribers was 10.377.

Volk en Vaderland - Nationaal-socialistisch weekblad, March 6, 1942
Volk en Vaderland, founded in 1933, was the mouthpiece of the NSB, the Dutch National-socialist movement. In 1942, the number of printed copies of this weekly was about 70.000.
The upper right side of page 8, the last page of the issue of March 6, 1942 of Volk en Vaderland, contains an advertisement of the National-Socialist bookstore  H. van Poelgeest, Langestraat 61, Hilversum, in which Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., entitled Staat onze toekomst vast?, was recommended. The curiosity of the readers of this advertisement was enforced by the text that everyone should read this book, in order to know the fate of Europe. In the advertisement, it was also mentioned that there was a limited number of copies. After transferring f 1,15 to the bank account of Van Poelgeest, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn, a neatly bound booklet with a beautiful dust jacket, would be sent without postage and packing.

The Laarder Courant - De Bel, March 10 and 13, 1942
The Laarder Courant - De Bel - waarin opgenomen de "Blaricummer Courant" en de "Eemnesser Courant" was published twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday.
The editions of March 10 and March 13, 1942 of the Laarder Courant - De Bel contained small advertisements by a book- and office-shop, seated in Hilversum, Langestraat 61, in which it was offered to order a copy of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... for the price of  f 1,15, including postage and packing. In these advertisements, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was recommended as a peculiar book which everyone should have read, and which was bounded nicely.

The Leidsch Dagblad, March 13, 1942
The Leidsch Dagblad was an independent newspaper with a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 21.300; in July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 29.417.
On page 2 of the edition of March 13, 1942 of the Leidsch Dagblad, the following announcement was published in the section Kunst en letteren - Nieuwe uitgaven (tr.: Art and literature - new publications): Hijman, Stenfert Kroese en v.d. Zande, Arnhem: Staat onze toekomst vast? Voorspellingen van Nostradamus, door A. de Tombre.

Storm - Blad der Nederlandsche SS, March 13, 1942
The weekly Storm - Blad der Nederlandsche SS was issued between April 11, 1941 and May 4, 1945, one day before the capitulation of Germany. Storm was the mouthtube of the Dutch SS. From the first issue, Storm was rabiate anti-Semitic. Looking as a newsmagazine, Storm had to raise the attention of the Dutch readers to the ideas of the SS. In the summer of 1941, the estimated number of subscribers was about 5.000. The number of spread copies was about 12.500.
Page 2 of the issue of March 13, 1942 of Storm contains the article Voorspellings-kolder (tr.: prediction madness). In this article, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is blown into smithereens. The review opens with the remark that at times of shortage of paper, the available paper has to be distributed very carefully. Therefore, all books which are about to be published have to be examined by the Department of People's Enlightenment. Worthless books have to await better times. In the eyes of Storm, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is a worthless book that for unknown reasons skipped inspection. People who believe in clairvoyance, believe that, from the origin of the universe, the future is set and done and man has no influence upon the development of the world. This is in sheer contrast with national-socialism, which is based upon free will.
The major objection of the author of Voorspellings-kolder against Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is that Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is subject to fantasies and forgeries. Taking the French text of quatrain 09-16 at heart, which in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is printed on the pages 44 and 97, the author of Voorspellings-kolder concludes that not Nostradamus, but De Tombre has seen the names of Franco and Primo de Rivera. Op pagina 46 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., quatrain 03-67 is explained as a striking description of the aims of national-socialism. The author of Voorspellings-kolder characterizes this explanation as tittle-tattle of the Nederlandsche Unie. The supposition in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... that in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, Hitler is indicated by means of the anagram Hadrie, finds no approval in the eyes of the author of Voorspellings-kolder
The author of Voorspellings-kolder concludes that Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... is a waste of paper, ink and labor. People who read Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and become convinced of the reality of clairvoyance, put an end to free will, which already suffered because of religion and other societies.
Apparently, the author of Voorspellings-kolder was not aware of the fact that he criticized a national-socialist propaganda brochure which impact, by taking advantage of superstition among the Dutch people, had to be that the Dutch would accept the inevitable, immiment German victory, predicted centuries ago by Nostradamus.

Het Vaderland, March 25 and June 25, 1942
The Hague newspaper Het Vaderland was an independent daily with a liberal signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 11.353. In July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 8.736.
On page 2 of the morning edition of March 25, 1942 of Het Vaderland, in the section Van de bonte boekentafel (tr.: from the varied book desk), attention had been given to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Staat onze toekomst vast?, the title of this discussion, was copied from the cover of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...
[29] The discussion was written by Leo Picard, from 1918 to 1943 working as an editor.[30] Picard wrote that De Tombre translated the texts of Nostradamus and annotated them, and was clairvoyant. As a striking example, he referred to the word Hadrie and described De Tombre's explanation of it. Further, he wrote about the way Nostradamus used the word "Rhine" in the sense of a reference to all German rivers, among which the Danube. In this, he did not correspond with the original text.[31] According to Picard, the importance of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was the fact that it could lead to a lot of conversations and reflections. The book could very well be used in a very interesting round game. These remarks can be explained as a suggestion to evoke a stream of rumours.
The evening edition of June 25, 1942 of Het Vaderland contained an advertisement for Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... which was identical with the advertisement in the edition of March 18, 1942 in the Rotterdamsch Nieuwsblad, but for the advertisement in Het Vaderland, only one font type was used.

The Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant, March 26, 1942
In the midst of the rightside column of page 2 of the Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant, Tilburgsch dagblad waarin opgenomen: de Tilburgsche Courant en het Dagblad van het Zuiden, the section Boeken en tijdschriften (tr.: Books and magazines) was printed, containing a list of titles of books which were sent to the editors of the Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant. These books covered a multitude of subjects. Among them was a book about Christianity in East and West, a book about how to build model railways, a book, published in Tilburg in 1941, entitled Voor regenachtig weer (poems, written by Charles. Bressers) and a reprint of an essay, written in 1926 by F. de Pillecyn, about the life of Hugo Verriest, an important advocate of the "Vlaamse Beweging". 
The list of titles also contained the title Staat onze toekomst vast? Voorspellingen van Nostradamus uit het jaar 1558 over het verloop van den huidigen oorlog door A. de Tombre. Uitg. Hijman, Stenfert Kroese en Van de Zande NV, Arnhem. As like the other listed titles, there was no information about its contents. It is not clear by whom this book was sent to the editors of the Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant and for what purpose. The issues of July 22 and July 23, 1940 of the Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant contained major parts of Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?. As far as can be traced, the Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant has not discussed the contents of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

De Misthoorn, March 28, 1942
The Amsterdam weekly De Misthoorn (when founded in 1937, entitled Ons Volksbelang), was a very malicious anti-Semitic abuse paper, in which Freemasonry also was attacked. By the end of 1939, Dutch authorities forbade further publication of De Misthoorn because of trespassing rules in Dutch criminal laws connected with inflammatory articles and insulting authorities and population sections. The printing of De Misthoorn was continued in Hamburg. In the summer of 1940, De Misthoorn became available again in the Netherlands, supported by the Germans, with a circulation number of 20.000 copies, most of them spread for free. In the course of the years, De Misthoorn joined the policy of the Dutch SS and made fun of the NSB, the Dutch national-socialist party. In September 1942, the Germans, on request of the NSB, forbade further publication of De Misthoorn.
On page 8 of the issue of March 28, 1942, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was discussed in the article Wilt u de toekomst kennen? Nostradamus zal ze u openbaren! (tr.: Do you want to know the future? Nostradamus will unveil!). The author qualified soothsaying as an illusion of the old, dying democratic world. Lead by national-socialism, new people builded a new werld. They were the conscious carries of a new world philosophy, they would build their own life and therefore would be their own prophet. The publication of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was therefore qualified as a poke up of the extinguishing fire of soothsaying madness of a past era. In connection with the course and the end of the war, national-socialists did not need to be encouraged by Nostradamus. Referring to the weekly Storm, published by the Dutch SS, probably a reference to the article Voorspellings-kolder in the edition of Storm of March 19, 1942, the author of Wilt u de toekomst kennen? Nostradamus zal ze u openbaren! considered the translation of the French prophetic texts as ridiculous. In his opinion, writings such as Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... were not propaganda for national-socialism and he hoped that the proper authorities would prevent the publication of similar writings. 
It looks as if the author of Wilt u de toekomst kennen? Nostradamus zal ze u openbaren! has not been aware of the fact that he criticized a national-socialist propaganda brochure which, by taking advantage of superstition, had to accomplish that the Dutch citizens would end their resistance and would accept the inevitable, imminent German victory, which centuries ago was predicted by the famous seer of Salon.

Utrechtsch Nieuwsblad, April 16, 1942
The Utrechtsch Nieuwsblad was an independent daily with a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 31.000. In July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 52.422. 
In the section Nieuwe uitgaven (tr.: new publications) on page 6 of the edition of April 16, 1942 of the Utrechtsch Nieuwsblad, W.A. Pohl, deputy editor-in-chief, discussed Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., which he entitled with the cover title Staat onze toekomst vast?. According to Pohl, De Tombre first discussed a number of fulfilled predictions. Next, he adjusted a number of predictions to "present-day circumstances" in order to conclude that Germany would win the war. In connection with this conclusion, Pohl notices that the predictions can be explained in many ways, even if someone is convinced that Germany will win the war. He has doubts about the link between the words castel Franco and the Spanish general Franco, as he has doubts about the interpretation of the word Gaule as an allusion to general Charles de Gaulle, also because it seems impossible to Pohl that De Gaulle ever will become prime minister.
Pohl ends his discussion with the remark that he considers the predictions of Nostradamus as quite important, no more, no less. He advices his readers to wait quietly until all predicted events have passed. After that, it would be clear which interpretations were correct.
Pohl's remark that De Tombre had adjusted a number of predictions to "present-day-circumstances" might imply that he was aware of the propagandistic nature of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 

The Amersfoortsche Courant, April 18, 1942
The Amersfoortsche Courant - Dagblad voor Amersfoort en Geldersche Vallei was an independent daily with a neutral signature. By the end of 1940, the estimated number of subscribers was 5.700. In July 1943, the estimated number of subscribers was 13.915. 
On page 2 of the edition of April 18, 1942 of the Amersfoortsche Courant - Dagblad voor Amersfoort en de Geldersche Vallei, in the section Boeken en tijdschriften (tr.: Books and magazines), a certain v.T. discussed Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., mentioning its alternative title Staat onze toekomst vast?.
In words that could not be misunderstood, v.T. wiped the floor with the contents of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... First, he characterized the conviction of the author of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... that the future is a fact, as entirely wrong. He argued that man carries his fate in his own hands and therefore it is man who creates his future. For that reason, v.T. could not believe in predictions in general. He certainly did not believe Nostradamus' predictions, since their rendering in the Centuries was that much distorted, that they could be explained in many ways. In connection with this, he contested the perspective in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... that England would loose the war and that the German Empire would become the leading power in Europe, with the argument that a couple of years before another interpreter of the oracular language of Nostradamus got Germany destroyed.
v.T. ended his review with the conclusion that Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... served no purpose at all, even when it was taken as a piece of light reading, and considered reading of it as a waste of time.

 

Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and Centgraf's post-war Century-comments
In his post-war Century-comments, Centgraf included numerous elements which can be traced back to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., including its future perspective. According to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., England would have to hand over her leading role in the world to Germany and would disappear from the world's theatre. Germany, ruled by Hitler, would let Europe flourish for about 57 years. Germany's leading role in Europe was described, according to Centgraf, in quatrain 10-31. The first line of this quatrain reads: Le saint empire viendra en Germanie (tr: the holy empire will come to Germany). Shortly after the publication of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., this all had to become true. 
In Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte (Berlin, 1953), Hitler, in his capacity of the future leader of Europe, is replaced by Henry the Fortunate, the last descendant of the French House of Bourbon, who around 2040 becomes president of the United States of Europe and in that quality brings the world a prosperous peace for about 57 years. England has to hand over her leading role in the world to Germany and becomes one of the American states. Basing himself upon quatrain 10-31, Centgraf wrote in Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte that around 2040, Germany would get a leading, spiritual role in Europe and will advocate humanitarianism and solidarity between the nations.
In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968), Centgraf maintained the future scenario of Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte, albeit that the great revolution in Europe will take place around 2030.
Summarized, it turns out that in Centgraf's post-war Century-comments, the supremacy of Germany and England's decline, the main themes of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., are re-dated and that there are new principal figures. 

 

A questionable Century-scholar
On this website, it is assumed that after the German invasion in Poland in September 1939, , Centgraf started to study Nostradamus and the Centuries, i.e. Loog's Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus and probably most notably his comment upon quatrain 03-57, which at that time was quite sensational because of being linked to the German invasion in Poland. The critical remarks of the German philosopher dr. Max Dessoir in Vom Jenseits der Seele about Nostradamus, the Centuries and the Century-comments made him, as he wrote, to compare the predictions in the Centuries with the course of history. 
By the end of 1939, according to his information, Centgraf warned compatriots against the risks of a lightning war against France. Perhaps his study was focused upon fathoming the military and political situation in Europe. In the summer of 1940, he was upset when he noticed that national-socialists used his link of a couple of quatrains to such a kind of war for propaganda purposes. In the summer of 1944, he wrote, he tried to achieve peace in Europe by telling Hadamovsky, a prominent national-socialist, that one of the quatrains in the Centuries fitted to such an event. He also would have tried to improve the circumstances of some of his friends who were interned in a concentration camp. Centgraf's information on these points contains incorrect facts and does not show that in World War II, Centgraf, who in 1933 became member of the SA, in 1937 member of the NSDAP, was an esteemed national-socialist activist who wrote anti-Semitic brochures and used the Centuries and Century-comments for propagandistic purposes by writing the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... and the brochure Nostradamus and England, with which in the summer of 1944 the British had to become demoralized. 
According to the future scenario in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., England would fall, Germany, lead by Hitler, would become the leading power in Europe (the Holy Empire) and the world would be in peace for 57 years. In Centgraf's post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries, Henry the Fortunate, president of the United States of Europe, would give the world a peace period for 57 years in 2040, Germany will play a leading part (the Holy Empire) and England would become a part of the United States of America, and as such lose her leading position in the world. In other words: the future scenario in Centgraf's post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries is as pro-German and anti-British as the future scenario in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... 
The question is if Centgraf in 1940/'41 wrote a number of texts and a future scenario, which he revised in 1941 for propaganda reasons and after war brought back in its original state, or if the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... was his first text about Nostradamus and the Centuries, which he changed after the war. For the moment, I cannot answer this question, which is an important one since it is hard to imagine that someone who wants to hide his propagandistic activities in 1941/'44, dates the beginning of his study in 1939. It is a matter of fact, however, that in his post-war publications about Nostradamus and the Centuries, beginning with the article Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen, Centgraf included texts which can be traced back to the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... Neither in his post-war publications, nor in public, Centgraf dissociated himself or apologized for what he had written in the German source text of Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...: comments which had to frighten people and to demoralize them, which were aimed against Jews and communists and which demonstrated that for decades, national-socialism would be the leading power in Europe. On the contrary, he presented himself as a Century-scholar who comforts his readers. In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, his second book about Nostradamus and the Centuries, which he finished two years before his death and which until today is reprinted, he added, compared with his first book about Nostradamus and the Centuries (Nostradamus - Der Prophet der Weltgeschichte) new elements which can be traced back to Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn...

For many years, my colleague Ulrich Maichle occupies himself with research on the activities of Centgraf / Centurio. His website Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis 1939 - 1942 contains numerous transcripts of documents which shows Centgraf's involvement in national-socialism. Maichle had a discussion with Random House publishers in Munich in order to stop further selling of Die grossen Weissagungen des Nostradamus, a license edition of Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. I invite you to deepen yourself in the oeuvre of Centgraf / Centurio, the articles about his books on www.nostradamusresearch.org and Maichle's findings. If you think that the oeuvre of Centgraf / Centurio is politically contaminated and that his book Die grossen Weissagungen des Nostradamus has to be taken from the market, you can address yourself to Random House or to Turm publishers, the company which up until today publishes Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte.

Until today, the effects can be noted of the fact that the national-socialist roots of a number of Century-scholars are unknown, and in the case of Centgraf, also the fact that it is unknown that his post-war Nostradamus-publications contain echoes of his national-socialist ideas about the political order on the European continent in an in some ways adjusted form. The issue of December 22, 1978 of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad, a Dutch weekly, is a sad example. 
On the occasion of the 475th birthday of Nostradamus, the issue of December 22, 1978 of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad contained two articles about Nostradamus, written by Meir Marcel Faerber, co-founder and president of the Verband Deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller in Israel
In Joodse achtergrond beïnvloedde werk van astronoom Nostradamus, the first article, Faerber presented a summary of the biographic information about Nostradamus by James Laver in Nostradamus or the future foretold (London, 1942). The readers of the Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad could become familiar with what Laver had written about the Jewish origin of Nostradamus, the conversion of his parents to Roman-Catholicism and the education of Nostradamus by his grandfathers. This article also contained a number of legends about Nostradamus. The title of Laver's book and the year in which it was published, was clearly mentioned.
In Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk (tr.: Distribution key makes the predictions of Nostradamus comprehensible), the second article, Faerber discussed the method of Nostradamus and the accuracy of a number of quatrains. The distribution key to which was alluded to in the title, was the key, developed by the German Century-scholar Carl Loog in 1916-1920 and which he discussed to some extent in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Pfullingen in Württemberg, 1921 (1920). The fact that Faerber discussed the epilogue of Johannes Baum publishers shows that he consulted the first edition of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. The title of this book and its year of publishing was clearly mentioned.
In the series "accurate predictions", Faerber discussed quatrains which were linked to a.o. Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Napoleon I, Napoleon III and World War II. He considers all of these quatrains as being fulfilled. According to Faerber, there are about 36 quatrains which contain an allusion to Hitler. 
The linking of quatrains to events in World War II such as the German invasions in France (1940) and the Soviet-Union (1941) and to Hitler's suicide in 1945 made me suspicious. In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, Loog did not link any quatrain to these events. According to Loog, the first great war in which Germany would be one of the fighting parties, would begin around 2100. He spent not one word on Hitler. Examination showed that the Dutch quatrain texts in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk could not be traced back to the quatrain texts in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. A number of quatrains in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk were not discussed in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus. This shows that Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus was not te only book that Faerber consulted when he wrote Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk. Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus is, however, the only title he mentioned.
The book which Faerber consulted while describing his series "accurate predictions" was Centgraf's Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968). The first line of the paragraph Roebel in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk contains the words Hadrie and Hitler. Centgraf ihas been the one and only Century-scholar who postulated that the word Hadrie in the Centuries is an anagram for Hitler and the Axis-powers Germany and Italy. The first time he published this, was in 1941/'42 in Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the Dutch translation of the national-socialist brochure which he wrote or completed between June and December 1941. In his post-war Nostradamus-publications, he maintained this explanation. 
The first two lines of the paragraph Roebel in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk, can be traced back to Centgraf's version of quatrain 02-55 in Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte (Bietigheim, 1968):

Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk

Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, p.212.

In het conflict zal de grote, die weinig in aanzien stond, tenslotte toch het wonder volbrengen. Terwijl Hadrie, Hitler, zal moeten ervaren waarin hij tekortschiet, werpt op het feestmaal een schot de trotsen op de grond. 

In dem Konflikt wird der Große, der wenig galt,
Doch zuletzt das Wunder vollbringen:
Während Hadrie ( Hitler) sehen wird, daß ihm alles fehlt,
Wirft auf dem Festmahl ein Schuß den Stolzen zu Boden.

In Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte, Centgraf ordered the quatrains by means of their year of fulfillment. To Hitler, he linked mor than 30 quatrains, the number, mentioned by Faerber in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk. In all cases, the remaining "accurate predictions" and the core of the comments upon them in Verdeelsleutel maakt voorspellingen van Nostradamus begrijpelijk can be traced back to Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. This leads to the conclusion that Faerber copied the series of "accurate predictions" and the comments upon the from Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte. 
The title of Faerbers article raises the impression that the fulfilment years of the series of "accurate quatrains" are the result of the use of the key, developed by Loog. This turns out not to be the case. The series "accurate predictions" and the comments upon them are copied from Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte and have nothing to do with the book, written by Loog. Centgraf called the way by which he estimated the fulfilment years of quatrains, the "historic-critic methog". This method is entirely different from Loog's method, which he by the way knew.
In 1978, the general public did not know anything about Centgraf's national-socialist roots and the propaganda brochures he wrote, using the Centuries. Also nothing was known about the fact that his post-war publications contained echoes of ideas about the political order in Europe, which can be traced back to his ideas in World War II. To the answer to the question if Faerber would had consulted the books by Centgraf when he was aware af all this, we can only guess. For the moment, we have to face the fact that it is very sad that comments of a former national-socialist on the Prophecies of Nostradamus entered a weekly, meant for those people who in the first half of the previous century was stroke by the national-socialists in the cruellest way one can imagine.

 

De Meern, the Netherlands, April 5, 2007
T.W.M. van Berkel
updated on July 27, 2013

 

Notes
The titles, places and year of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.

  1. Most of the information in this article on Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV publishers is taken from Plaats van ontmoetingen - uit de geschiedenis van Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & van der Zande, Boekverkopers te Arnhem (R.J. Hijman, Arnhem, 1956) and 'Het schoone kennen veredelt de ziel' 1919 - 1994 (H. van Krimpen and Th. Verbogt, Arnhem, 1994) from which the pictures of Simon Hijman Juliuszoon and Rudolf Julius Hijman were taken, and is completed with titles of books, published by Hijman, Stenfert Kroese & Van der Zande NV publishers, listed in the online-catalogue of the Royah Dutch Library, The Hague, communications by the owner of Boekhandel Hijman & Arends (Arends to Van Berkel, April 19, 2007 and May 7, 2007) and facts about the "Volksche Uitgeverij Westland" (Groeneveld, p.101-102; www.bibliopolis.nl).
    Personal facts about Simon Hijman Jzn and his wife are taken from a.o. the website "Dutch Jewish Genealogical Data Base". [text]

  2. Naturally, Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn... does not contain this trade mark. [text]

  3. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin to Van Berkel, December 5, 2005. [text]

  4. Maiche: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazi's, 1939-1942. [text]

  5. De Tombre, p.7-8. [text]

  6. Akteneinsicht Bundesarchiv Abteilung R: Lebenslauf, in Maichle: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazi's, 1939-1942. [text]

  7. Van Berkel: Nostradamus und Berlin - und andere Weissagungen 
    (dr. phil. A.M. Centgraf, Der Kurier #158, Berlin, July 10, 1949). [text]

  8. P. Heil in Het Vrije Volk, December 24, 1966; Van Berkel: Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?. [text]

  9. De Tombre, p.88. [text

  10. De Tombre, p.82-87. [text]

  11. The information on the Antikomintern is taken from the German Wikipedia-online encyclopedia. [text]  

  12. Fröhlich, p.230. [text

  13. Maichle: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazi's, 1939-1942, Dokument 26, R 55/23552 [text]

  14. Van Berkel: Was bringt das Jahr 1940?. [text]

  15. Van Berkel: Information on the Infomations-Schriften (a national-socialistist series of propagandabrochures, Berlin, 1940-1941). [text]

  16. Benazra-1990, p.660 (nr. A396). [text]

  17. De Tombre, p.96. [text]  

  18. Zannoth, private correspondence.  [text]

  19. Centurio-1968, p.266. [text]

  20. Van Berkel: Was bringt das Jahr 1940?. [text]

  21. Van Berkel: The 1939-fortune of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele. [text]

  22. On this website, the sixth edition of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus is used. [text]

  23. Van Berkel: Prophete rechts - Prophete links - War Nostradamus wirklich Scharlatan und Betrüger? (C. Loog in Der Reichswart #50, Berlin, December 12, 1940). [text]

  24. Van Berkel: Prophete rechts - Prophete links - War Nostradamus wirklich Scharlatan und Betrüger? (C. Loog in Der Reichswart #50, Berlin, December 12, 1940). [text]

  25. De Tombre, p.11. [text]

  26. De Tombre, p.6-7. Le Peletier: Anatole le Pelletier; Louvé: Paul Louvet; Winckler: dr. Bruno Winkler. [text]

  27. De Tombre, p.26. [text]

  28. Fröhlich, p.320. [text]

  29. See also: Van Berkel: Information on Het Vaderland - staat- en letterkundig nieuwsblad. [text]

  30. Picard was born in Antwerp in 1888; he died in 1981 in Gent. He was an advocate of a compromise with nazi-Germany. In German circles, he was a controversial figure, given the fact that he was twice arrested by the Germans and imprisoned in the Oranje Hotel in Scheveningen, NL, and was fired in 1943 as editor of Het Vaderland. After the war, he was not allowed to write for two years. [text]

  31. De Tombre, p.48: Het woord "Rijn" duidt verscheidene Duitsche rivieren aan. De Rijn van de Norejische bergen is de Inn (trl.: The word "Rhine" points to several German rivers. The Rhine of the Noric mountains is the river Inn.). [text]
 
 

 
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