Der Wehrwolf

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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910.wikipedia
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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910. Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).
How and by whom the name was chosen is unknown, but it may have alluded to the title of Hermann Löns' novel, Der Wehrwolf, first published in 1910.

Hermann Löns

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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910.
That same year, he wrote three more novels, two of which were published in 1910, including Der Wehrwolf, his most successful book, depicting the bloody revenge of Lower Saxony peasants against marauding soldiers of the Thirty Years War.

Thirty Years' War

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The Thirty Years' War is at its height and the peasantry suffers under countless marauders, which roam the lands.

Portmanteau

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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910.

German language

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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910.

English language

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Der Wehrwolf (Werewolf; a portmanteau combining the words for "defence" and "wolf" to Wehrwolf in the German language - c.f. Werwolf, "werewolf", usually translated into English as Warwolf) is a novel by journalist Hermann Löns, first published in 1910.

Peasant

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The Thirty Years' War is at its height and the peasantry suffers under countless marauders, which roam the lands. The main protagonist Harm Wulf, a peasant, already lost his family in the first years of war and becomes the defending Wulf (wehrender Wulf) by defending a hill fort and its surrounding carr, where some local peasants hide from the pillaging hordes.

Hillfort

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The main protagonist Harm Wulf, a peasant, already lost his family in the first years of war and becomes the defending Wulf (wehrender Wulf) by defending a hill fort and its surrounding carr, where some local peasants hide from the pillaging hordes.

Carr (landform)

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The main protagonist Harm Wulf, a peasant, already lost his family in the first years of war and becomes the defending Wulf (wehrender Wulf) by defending a hill fort and its surrounding carr, where some local peasants hide from the pillaging hordes.

Nazi Germany

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Although already published in 1910, Der Wehrwolf became a bestseller three decades later in Nazi Germany.

Propaganda in Nazi Germany

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It was widely used for the purposes of Nazi propaganda because its content could be interpreted as nationalistic fervor.

Nationalism

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It was widely used for the purposes of Nazi propaganda because its content could be interpreted as nationalistic fervor.

World War II

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Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).

Luftwaffenhelfer

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Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).

Hitler Youth

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Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).

Guerrilla warfare

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Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).

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Near the end of the Second World War, young Luftwaffenhelfers and children in the Hitler Youth were encouraged to read the novel to promote guerrilla warfare against the Allies (to act like a We(h)rwolf ).

Art of the Third Reich

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The most popular novel of this kind was Hermann Lons's Wehrwolf published in 1910.

Völkisch movement

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George Mosse examined völkisch literature in 1966 and identified some of the more "respectable" and centrist channels through which these sensibilities flowed: school texts that transmitted a Romantic view of a "pure" Germanic past, the nature-oriented German Youth Movement, and novels with an ideally ruthless völkisch hero, such as Hermann Löns' Der Wehrwolf (1910).