NOSTRADAMUS, ASTROLOGY AND THE BIBLE
SUBSTUDY "WORLD WAR II"
The 1939-fortune of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele (dr. H.-H. Kritzinger, DE, 1961)
- T.W.M. van Berkel -

Nederlandse versie
 

Dr. Hans-Hermann Kritzinger
A couple of books, published in the past decades, contain diverging discussions about the way the Centuries became part of the  psychological warfare during World War II, such as Dr. Goebbels nach Aufzeichnungen aus seiner Umgebung (Von Borresholm/Niehoff, Berlin, 1948), Het raadsel Nostradamus (Hofstede, Rijswijk, NL, 1996), The Nostradamus Encyclopedia (Lemesurier, New York, 1997) and Nostradamus - sein Leben, sein Werk und die wahre Bedeutung seiner Prophezeiungen (Gruber, Bern, 2003).
In 1965, Nostradamus and the Nazis - a footnote to the history of the Third Reich was published, written by the Englishman Ellic Howe, a printer who in 1940-'41 was sergeant-major in the British anti-aircraft defence and from November 1941 worked as a forgerer at the Forgery section at the Political Warfare Executive (PWE) of the British Secret Service. In 1967, his book Urania's Children - the strange world of the astrologers was published, which was revised in 1984 and published under the title
Astrology and the Third Reich. In 1995, Franz Isfort translated this book in German. This translation was published under the title Uranias Kinder: Die seltsame Welt der Astrologen und das Dritte Reich
.
Among the contents of Uranias Kinder... is a biography of the Swiss astrologer Karl Ernst Krafft (1900-1945) and the way in which Krafft got involved in the production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments. In this biography, the conversation in 1961 in Karlsruhe (DE) between Howe and the then 73-year old Kritzinger plays an important part. Kritzinger not only provided information about Krafft, but also about the origin of national-socialist Nostradamus comments. 
Originally, Kritzinger was an astronomer. From 1912 to 1914, he was head of the Bothkamp Observatory (Sleswich-Holstein, DE). From 1915 to 1965, he main profession was a ballistic for the German arm industry, the German army and the German government.
At first, Howe did not know that Kritzinger was interested in Nostradamus and old predictions. He knew that Kritzinger acquired a certain reputation as a writer of books about occultism and border sciences.[1] But more can be told about Kritzinger. He was the first German astronomer who started to investigate astrology. In 1911, he wrote a book about Bethlehem's Star, entitled Der Stern der Weisen - Astronomisch-kritische Studie. The preface was written by dr. Wilhelm Faber, who in 1922 wrote a revised edition of the translation of the Centuries, made in 1850 by Eduard Roesch. Further, Kritzinger was a member of the Deutsche Okkultistische Gesellschaft and editor of the monthly magazine Psychische Studien - Monatliche Zeitschrift vorzüglich der Untersuchung der wenig gekannten Phänomene des Seelenlebens gewidmet. He gave many lectures on parapsychological phenomena and wrote at least four books regarding this field of research. In three of them, among which Mysterien von Sonne und Seele (Berlin, 1922), he comprehensively discussed the Centuries. From Mysterien von Sonne und Seele it becomes clear that he had vivid discussions with Carl Loog, the author of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Pfullingen in Württemberg, DE, 1921) about Loogs ideas regarding Nostradamus' methods and that for some years, he had the intention to publish a new Century-comment, written by Loog.
In 1914, Kritzinger wrote an anonymous leaflet which circulated among German troops in France. This leaflet contained a comment on quatrain 10-51´.[2]

 

Kritzinger-1922a
Kritzinger-1922a

Kritzinger and Howe (1961 and 1962)
In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe, who collected data about the Swiss astrologer Karl Ernst Krafft, involved in the production of national-socialist propaganda, based upon the Centuries, that he had known the poor Krafft very well and that he, Kritzinger, was responsible (in a certain way: by coincidence) that Krafft in the beginning of 1940 settled in Berlin and started to work on Nostradamus for Goebbels. Kritzinger told that in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, he quoted the comment of his compatriot Carl Loog on quatrain 03-57 in Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (1921).
[3] Loogs opinion about the meaning of this quatrain was that in 1939 in England the last and most serious crisis would occur in a series of seven, and at the same time a crisis would occur in Poland.[4] 
According to Kritzinger, shortly after the outbreak of the war in 1939, Magda Goebbels, the wife of Paul Joseph Goebbels, Germany's minister of Propaganda, at night, while being in bed, read the comment on quatrain 03-57 in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele. She was so impressed by it, that she woke her husband and read the lines.[5] Kritzinger told that the special thing was that shortly after this, four persons showed to Goebbels what he wrote about 1939 in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, which aroused Goebbels' curiosity.
Hans-Wolfgang Herwarth von Bittenfeld, a retired lieutenant-colonel, extraordinary chief of the Auslandspresse sectopn at the Ministry of Propaganda, summoned Kritzinger for an interview by Goebbels.[6] This interview, to which Kritzinger went reluctantly, took place on December 4, 1939, from 12:50 to 13:05. Goebbels told that he was impressed by the way quatrain 03-57 was fulfilled. He saw a series of possibilities to use the Centuries for psychological warfare. On his question if Kritzinger knew similar quatrains, Kritzinger answered negatively. On Goebbels' question how, according to the Centuries, the future of Germany would be, Kritzinger answered that he could not say anything about it, since he did not have any interest in forecasting of the future. Nostradamus was his favourite subject, because he was interested in prophetic literature in general and wanted to know if old predictions were fulfilled. [7] In the course of the interview, Kritzinger could convince Goebbels that he had no prophetic gifts at his disposal.
Goebbels needed someone who would study Nostradamus. Kritzinger said that he had no time for this, because he was too busy at the scientific institute at the Ministry of War. He mentioned Loog as the best Nostradamus-expert. The interview was over and Kritzinger was glad that he got off scot-free.
Loog was summoned to Berlin and visited Kritzinger. When Kritzinger informed him that Goebbels was looking for someone who would study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare, Loog became quite depressed. He did not want to have anything to do with this. In the past years, he had made a new translation of the Centuries, with comments. He gave the manuscript of this translation to Kritzinger. Kritzinger did not hand it over to the Ministry of Propaganda, but putted them off with the information that Loogs writings were not suitable for psychological warfare.[8] However, the Ministry of Propaganda insisted on a Nostradamus-expert, so Kritzinger mentioned the name of Krafft. Krafft was summoned to Berlin and had an interview with Heinrich Fesel, for whose section he wrote astrological-political columns about propagandistic themes and themes like the impact of the invasion in Poland and the possibility of military operations in the West. Fesel worked at Amt VII of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, a section which investigated occultism and freemasonry in Germany. In the first week of January 1940, Krafft and his wife moved from Urberg in the Black Forest to Berlin. Shortly after, Krafft began to produce national-socialist Nostradamus comments.
After Krafft settled himself in Berlin, he regularly met Kritzinger. During these meetings, they discussed many quatrains, though not from a common point of view. In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe that Goebbels only wanted propaganda material, based upon the Centuries.[9] Krafft en Kritzinger agreed that it would be against Nostradamus if they would distort the quatrains and that Nostradamus would turn himself around in his grave. They did their best to use only that material which was meaningful and striking. In 1962, Kritzinger wrote to Howe that Krafft often went too far in his comments. The example he mentioned was the discussion about the meaning of quatrain 05-94, which discussion took place in the summer of 1940. According to Kritzinger's ideas, the words "great Duke of Armenia who would attack Vienna and Cologne" had to be linked to Stalin, but in 1940, there was no indication that Stalin would act like that. Krafft proposed an interpretation, based upon the idea that "Armenia" was an allusion to Arminius, the chief of the Cheruscs, who in 9 AD defeated three Roman legions, and in that sense indicated the Führer of Großdeutschland, who in 1936 occupied the Rhineland, in 1938 Austria and in 1940 Brabant and Flanders.[10]

In addition to his interview with Kritzinger, Howe discussed the minutes of the secret daily propaganda conferences in the Ministry of Propaganda of October 30, November 2, 10 and 22 and December 5, 11 and 13, 1939, as far as they contained remarks about astrology and the Centuries. Howe noticed that in that period, Goebbels had a growing interest in the use of astrology and forged Centuries for national-socialist propaganda. Goebbels also wanted to prevent that the German public order would be attacked. This is why on November 22, 1939, he forbade all publications which in one way or another dealt with fortune-telling.[11]

The reproductions in Uranias Kinder... about the information Kritzinger gave to Howe in 1961 and 1962, brought me to the question which part Kritzinger had in the national-socialist Nostradamus campaigns. In Uranias Kinder...,  this question has not been discussed.

 

Kritzinger and Goebbels (December 4, 1939)
Kritzinger's story looks quite plausible. Someone, who in earlier years was interested in border sciences and wrote some books about this, notices in autumn 1939 that suddenly there is a great interest in a book he wrote in 1922, a book which he considered to be gone into oblivion. Goebbels, the German minister of Propaganda, summons him for an interview. Kritzinger, reluctantly, manages to keep himself non-committal. He says that he can not give any information about what is written about Germany's future in the Centuries or in astrological publications, because he does not occupy himself with forecasting. On the question if he wants to study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare, he answers that he lacks time, because of his work at the Ministry of War. He mentions Loog as the best Nostradamus-expert. The interview is ended and Kritzinger is glad he leaves the Ministry of Propaganda safe and sound.
Kritzinger's name does not occur in the Goebbels diaries or the minutes of the secret daily propaganda conferences at the
Ministry of Propaganda. In his diary, Goebbels wrote that he had to stay in bed in the evening of November 21, 1939, and read "Nostradamus". He thought it very interesting and hoped that the "suggestive comments" would turn out to be true, which would mean that there would be no role anymore for England. [12] This was the first time that Goebbels discussed Nostradamus in his diaries. The first time Nostradamus was discussed in the secret propaganda conferences, was on November 22, 1939, one day later.[13] In Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, Kritzinger made allusions to Englands fall in either 1939, the second half of the 20th century or in 2040. It is not unlikely that Goebbels' note about the suggestive comments regarding England dealt with Kritzinger's comment in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele.[14] This might mean that Kritzinger's story can be traced back to the Goebbels diaries and the minutes of the secret propaganda conferences.
The fact that Kritzinger mentioned Loog as an expert who could study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare, might imply that Kritzinger had no objections towards such an application of the Centuries.

 

Kritzinger and Loog (December 1939)
In the beginning of the 1920's, Kritzinger and Loog extensively exchanged ideas about Loogs theories regarding Nostradamus' methods. Loog even promised him to publish the code key he meant to have discovered. He was planning to publish this key in cooperation with philologists and historians by a publishing company which Kritzinger knew. This company was the German settlement of the Verlag Universitas Buch und Künst GmbH . In 1921 and 1922, Kritzinger was in charge of this settlement. Moreover, this settlement was the publisher in 1922 of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele.[15] 
In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, Loog did not write that the Germans would invade Poland in September 1939. He did not describe the kind of crises which would occur in 1939 in Germany and Poland, if there was a connection between them and if Germany would be involved in some way. He did not expect a great European conflict before 2100.[16] Kritzinger's story does not indicate if he agreed with the opinion that Loogs words "crisis for the revived Poland" could be linked to the German invasion in Poland, and that England's declaration of war to Germany would mark the beginning of a crisis in England which would bring her down.
What Loog had in mind during the writing of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, was to inform his readers about the phenomenon of clairvoyance, to present proofs and to inform his readers about things in the Centuries which he considered to be interesting and peculiar.[17] Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus contains some nationalistic comments. Nevertheless, Loog agitated against those who wanted to use the Centuries for political purposes.[18]
During the literature study upon which this article is based, Loog's political preference in 1939 did not become clear. His attitude in 1921 does not imply that he would like to study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare. Unless Loog's political preference in 1939 changed into national-socialism and unless meanwhile his point of view towards the use of the Centuries for psychological warfare had changed, it is difficult to understand why Kritzinger, who in 1921 was in close contact with Loog, mentioned his name in the interview by Goebbels.
At first sight, the contact between Kritzinger and Goebbels cq. the
Ministry of Propaganda on December 4, 1939, seems to have been the only contact. However, Kritzinger told that Loog, who was summoned to Berlin because of his advice, visited him, Kritzinger, was informed by Kritzinger about Goebbels plans, did not want to have anything to do with it and handed the manuscript of his new study of the Centuries to Kritzinger. Kritzinger told that - fortunate for Loog - he did not hand this manuscript to the Ministry of Propaganda, but told them that Loogs writings were not suitable for psychological warfare. Next, Kritzinger mentioned Krafft's name, since the Ministry of Propaganda insisted on a Nostradamus-expert.
One might expect that Loog, like Kritzinger, had to go to the
Ministry of Propaganda, since one might expect that it was the Ministry of Propaganda who summoned Loog to come to Berlin. From Kritzinger's story, it does not become clear that Loog visited the Ministry of Propaganda or informed them that he was not willing to visit them. It looks as if Loog, after his visit to Kritzinger, did not visit the Ministry of Propaganda, but went home, leaving his manuscript behind. 
Regarding Loog, Kritzinger's story raises questions. The first question is if an author in 1939 in Germany could permit himself to ignore a summons of the
Ministry of Propaganda. In my eyes, such a summons could not be ignored without some kind of repression. The second question is why the Ministry of Propaganda was satisfied with Kritzinger's opinion that Loog's writings were not suitable for psychological warfare, without any verification. The third question is why Loog left his manuscript behind and if this copy was the only copy which ever has existed. 
As far as I can see, the answers to these questions are connected with the part Kritzinger played. I presume that on December 4, 1939, Goebbels ordered Kritzinger to find a Nostradamus-expert who would study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare and to keep the
Ministry of Propaganda informed about his progress. If this assumption is correct, Loog was not summoned to Berlin by the Ministry of Propaganda, but by Kritzinger. In that case, it makes sense that Kritzinger informed him about Goebbels' plans regarding the Centuries and asked him if he wanted to cooperate.
This assumption also explains why Loog, after his refusal, left and did not visit the Ministry of Propaganda. It remains unclear why he left his manuscript behind.
Kritzinger did not endanger Loog by telling the
Ministry of Propaganda that his writings were not suitable for psychological warfare. This also shows that Kritzinger had no objections against such a use of the Centuries
If the assumption is correct that Goebbels ordered Kritzinger to find a Nostradamus-expert, it can be said that on the one hand, the
Ministry of Propaganda trusted Kritzinger's findings, and on the other hand that Kritzinger not yet fulfilled his task, so he simply had to continue his search for a Nostradamus-expert. He found this expert in the person of Krafft.

 

Kritzinger and Krafft (1940)
Howe noted that in 1925, Krafft and Kritzinger corresponded on astro-statistics.[19] Krafft studied the Centuries, according to his own saying, from 1920.[20] He wrote a couple of articles on Nostradamus which were published in 1935 and 1936 in the German astrological magazine ZenitZentralblatt für astrologische Forschung.[21] These articles were of a scientific nature and did not contain national-socialist elements. They dealt with topics like the early texts of the Centuries, the various comments and systems which meanwhile were published and discussions about quatrains which were linked to Napoleon Bonaparte and World War I.[22]  
In the second half of the '30s, Krafft became more and more reluctant to Switzerland, his fatherland, and a strong sympathy for Germany. According to Krafft, Germany appreciated personal skills and character traits like superiority, while in Switzerland, this was despised. According to Krafft, Switzerland did not estimate him; he hoped to find in Germany the recognition he thought he deserved.[23] In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe that Krafft was an exceptional human being, extremely ambitious, who waited for an important task like the Nostradamus-task and unfortunately was caught in the spider's web.[24]

Uranias Kinder... shows that from the moment Krafft was settled in Berlin, he had meetings with Kritzinger until at least the summer of 1940, and discussed quatrains with him. These discussions took place because of Goebbels' order to produce propaganda material, based upon the Centuries. Both of them thought it would be against Nostradamus to distort the quatrains, so they decided to do their best to use only the material which was meaningful and striking. 
This information - and also the information Kritzinger gave about his discussion with Krafft about the meaning of quatrain 05-94 - shows once again that Kritzinger had no objections against the use of the Centuries for psychological warfare. 
This part of Kritzinger's story is diametrically opposed to the information he gave to Goebbels in December 1939 that, because of his busy work at the Ministry of War, he had no time to study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare. Goebbels, who at first thought that Kritzinger might be the right person, started, according to Kritzinger, to look for someone else. Still, Kritzinger got involved in the production of national-socialist material for psychological warfare, which was based upon the Centuries. This involvement went further than from time to time a little bit of help. Kritzinger started his activities shortly after Krafft arrived in Berlin in the first week of January 1940 and lasted at least until the summer of 1940. The fact that Krafft and Kritzinger decided not to distort the quatrains, but to use the material which seemed to be meaningful and striking, points more to a far-reaching cooperation than to a from time to time discussion of the quatrains.
In his diaries, Goebbels wrote regarding January 8, 1940, that a group of experts had started to work on Nostradamus.[25] This note coincides with the period in which Krafft settled himself in Berlin and began to study the Centuries. Kritzinger's information that his meetings and discussions with Krafft started shortly after his arrival in Berlin, raises the idea that Krafft and Kritzinger belonged to the group of Nostradamus experts, mentioned in Goebbels' diaries.

 

Summary
In 1961 and 1962, Kritzinger informed Howe about the way in which in 1939 Krafft became involved in the production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments. He talked about Krafft in terms of "the poor Krafft", and "someone who unfortunately flew into the spider's web". Kritzinger characterized his own part in the involvement of Krafft in the production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments as "in a certain way by coincidence".
However, Kritzinger's information contains elements which might indicate that Kritzinger to a large extent has been involved in on the one hand the search for a Nostradamus-expert who would study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare and on the other hand the production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments. These elements resulted in a couple of suppositions:

  • Kritzinger had no objections against the use of the Centuries for psychological warfare.

  • It is possible that on December 4, 1939, Goebbels ordered Kritzinger to find a Nostradamus-expert who would study the Centuries in the light of psychological warfare.

  • If Goebbels gave this order to Kritzinger, it was Kritzinger who summoned Loog to Berlin and sounded him out about his willingness to work on Goebbels' plans regarding the Centuries.

  • It is possible that Krafft and Kritzinger belonged to the group of Nostradamus-experts, mentioned in the entry regarding January 8, 1940, in the Goebbels diaries.

In his research on the way the national-socialists used the Centuries in World War II, Maichle ascertained that Kritzinger was the author of the brochure Der Seher von Salon, volume 38 of the national-socialist propaganda series Informations-Schriften (Berlin, 1940).[26]

 

Mysterien von Sonne und Seele in national-socialist propaganda writings
Regularly, fragments of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele were included in national-socialist propaganda writings such as Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? and its variants (The Hague, NL, 1940) and Der Seher von Salon.
After the war, Mysterien von Sonne und Seele remained unpublished.

 

De Meern, the Netherlands, September 17, 2005
T.W.M. van Berkel
updated on May 17, 2012

 

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

  1. Howe, p.168. [text]

  2. Kritzinger to Howe, December 1962, in: Howe, p.168-169. In Uranias Kinder..., the title of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele is quoted incorrectly as Mysterien von Sonne und Mond (Howe, p.220). [text]

  3. Howe, p.220-223, Kritzinger-1922a, p.136. In Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, the pages 120/140 deal with Nostradamus. Like Loog, Kritzinger discussed quatrain 10-100 in connection with quatrain 03-57. In Magische Kräfte - Geheimnisse der menschlichen Seele, published in Berlin in 1922 and reprinted in Dresden in 1930, Kritzinger more or less summarized what he wrote about the Centuries in Mysterien von Sonne und Seele. In that summary, the quatrains 03-57 and 10-100 were presented; Kritzinger discussed Loog's comment upon them and his own. [text]

  4. Loog (1921), p.68-69. [text]

  5. In the edition of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele which is used in this study, the year 1939, printed on p.136, is in bold printing (1939), which might have drawn the attention of Goebbels' wife. The bold numbers have the same size as the none-bold characters, which means that from the very first edition of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, the year 1939 was in bold printing (W. Melchior, antique bookseller, to Van Berkel, June 18, 2007).
    In an addition to his report of September 19, 1939 about the activities of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftlichen Okkultismus, her president Konrad Schuppe, Oberleutnant a.D. wrote on September 25, 1939 to the Berlin police commissioner that on that day, he had handed over the comment of Loog and Kritzinger on the decline of England, dating from 1922 (Mysterien von Sonne und Seele) to an employee of the ministry of Propaganda. Quoting the relevant parts on page 136, Schuppe emphasized that the figure 1939 was in bold printing. The employee of the ministry of Propaganda urged Schuppe to give a lecture on this for employees of the Auslandpresse and told that communications about this would be broadcasted in English language in England, given the fact that a significant part of the British people were quite superstitious (Landesarchiv Berlin, A Pr.Br. Rep. 030-04 Nr. 327). It is not noted in this file whether or not Schuppe gave the lecture. [text]

  6. Howe uses the abbreviated name "Von Herwarth". [text]

  7. From Magische Kräfte - Geheimnisse der menschlichen Seele, it can be derived that from 1914 or even earlier, Kritzinger studied the Centuries (Kritzinger-1922b, p.147). In 1914, he wrote the anonymous leaflet to pep up the moral of the German troops in France. [text]

  8. In Uranias Kinder... there is no reference to the title which Loog might have given to his manuscript. During the compilation of Nostradamusliterature Germany 1554 - 1953, the only publications of Loog which were founded were Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus and an article in Psychische Studien, January 1922. [text]

  9. In the secret propaganda conference of December 5, 1939, Goebbels told that the "Nostradamus-brochure", which final version should be compiled by prof. dr. Karl Bömer, head of the Auslandspresse section in the Ministry of Propaganda, Herwarth von Bittenfeld and Leopold Gutterer, head of the Propaganda section in the Ministry of Propaganda (its Dutch version, entitled Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?, published from April 24, 1940 [TvB]), should have a propagandistic nature instead of a scientific nature (Boelcke [1966], p.236-237). [text

  10. In a propaganda conference in November 1939, while dictating the comment on the "33rd Century", Goebbels linked the words "great Duke of Armenia" to Stalin (Sommerfeldt, p.56). Actually, this "33rd Century" is a contraction of the quatrains 05-94 and 10-42, as translated by Bruno Noah (Noah, 2005 [1928], p. 179 and 207).
    Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? (The Hague, 1940) and Nostradamus spådomar om kriget (Stockholm, 1940) do not contain allusions to quatrain 05-94..
    In Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (Brochure-18, Berlin, 1940, p.13), quatrain 05-94 is discussed, but nothing is said about Arminius.
    In Der Seher von Salon (Brochure-38, Berlin, 1941, p.15), the German text of quatrain 05-94 reads as follows:
    Hinübernehmen nach Großdeutschland wird / Brabant und Flandern, Gent und Brügge, Polen / Vertrag war Schwindel! - Der Arminien führt / Wird sich im Sprunge Wien und Cöllen holen. The original Boulogne is translated in Poland. 
    In Einführung zu den Prophéties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus, Krafft mentioned quatrain 05-94, but commented it only slightly and wrote nothing about Arminius (Krafft, 1940b, p.XXV). In Comment Nostradamus a-t-il entrevu l'avenir de l'Europe? (Brussels, 1941), he gave the original French text of quatrain 05-94. In his comment, he wrote that the peace treaty was feigned and that the great Führer of the country of Arminius would take Vienne and Cologne by surprise, and next Brabant, Flanders, Gent, Brugge and Boulogne = Poland (Krafft [1941], p.145-147). 
    In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the words "great Duke of Armenia" are linked to Stalin. To Stalin, it is attributed that he by no means intended to keep himself to the German-Soviet non-agression treaty of 1939 (De Tombre, p.27-29).
    In 1953, dr. phil. Alexander Max Centgraf (alias dr. N. Centurio) wrote that, by order of Goebbels, Krafft replaced the link between quatrain 05-94 to Stalin by a link to Hitler (Centurio, p.128). [text]

  11. Howe, p.223-224, who based himself upon Boelcke (1966), p.214-242. [text]

  12. Fröhlich, p.206. Goebbels always brought his diaries up to date one day later. On November 22, 1939, he wrote the entries regarding November 21, 1939. [text]

  13. Boelcke (1966), p.230. [text]

  14. Nostradamus - Prophetische Weltgeschichte von 1547 bis gegen 3000 (Berlin, 1928), contains a similar comment. In this book, Bruno Noah wrote about quatrain 03-57 that one should not expect that God would execute his verdict on England before 1939 (Noah, 2005 [1928], p.156-157). [text]

  15. Kritzinger-1922a, p.128. Since Kritzinger was in charge of the Verlag Universitas Buch und Kunst, the publisher of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, it looks quite plausible that around 1922, Kritzinger was willing to publish a Century-comment, written by Loog.[text]

  16. Loog-1921, p.86. See also: Van Berkel: Quatrain 03-57 and Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (C. Loog, Pfullingen in Württenberg, 1921 [1920]). [text]

  17. Loog-1921, p.130; (1922), p.45. [text]

  18. Loog-1921, p.109-110. In the German weekly Der Reichswart, volume 1940, # 50, an article, written by Loog, was published, in which he linked the phrase "captain of Great Germany" (DE: Kapitän von Großdeutschland), a phrase which is a part of quatrain 09-90, to Hitler (see: Lagebericht aus den Gebiet des astrologischen Schrifftums in: Maichle: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis 1939-1942). In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Loog-1921, p.67) he linked these words to "a German president" and discussed quatrain 09-90 without mentioning a fulfilment date. [text]

  19. Howe, p.187. [text]

  20. Krafft to Tilea, March 14, 1940, in: Howe, p.241. [text]

  21. See Van Berkel: Nostradamusliterature Germany 1554 - 1939. [text]

  22. Von Schierstedt to Van Berkel, October 13, 2004. [text]

  23. Krafft to Panchaud, October 18, 1939, in: Howe, p.225-226. [text]

  24. Howe, p.223. [text]

  25. Fröhlich, p.263. [text]

  26. Maichle: Die Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis, 1939-1942
    See also: Van Berkel: Der Seher von Salon (Informations-Schriften #38, dr. H.-H. Kritzinger, Berlin, 1941). [tekst]

 
 

 
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