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It is well-known that Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, was a nationalist and anti-semite who took control of her brother’s papers on his death and propagated a distorted version of his thinking in tune with her own views. As a review of Ben Macintyre’s biography of her puts it,

she played down his momentous break with WagerWagner, denied his opposition to German nationalism, and soft-pedaled his contempt for Christianity. In compiling “The Will to Power” from her brother’s writings, […] she further distorted his beliefs by cobbling together unrelated fragments of his writings.

Kakutani, On the Trail of the Other Nietzsche

The review and Wikipedia note that Hitler himself attended her funeral in 1935. However, there is no mention of her actually meeting the Fuehrer. But Brigitte Hamann’s Hitler’s Vienna relates a conversation between the two people. Hitler explained to her why he had never married:

[It was] “that he couldn’t even consider marriage, because he belonged to the whole Volk, and to the work of construction dedicated to the Volk. He was surely not born for enjoying life, but for shaping and molding it.” And his conversation partner, Nietzsche’s aged sister Dr. Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, exclaimed, “my brother always preached [hat immer gepredigt], ‘A hero must be free!’”

(Hamann German paperback edition, p. 538. The citation is from H. S. Ziegler, A. H. aus dem Erleben dargestellt, Goettingen 1965.)

My question: When and under what circumstances did Elisabeth Nietzsche meet Hitler? More generally, where could we find more examples of spoken statements by E. F-N. where she (mis)applies her brother’s thought to Hitler or to the Nazi regime more broadly?

It is well-known that Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, was a nationalist and anti-semite who took control of her brother’s papers on his death and propagated a distorted version of his thinking in tune with her own views. As a review of Ben Macintyre’s biography of her puts it,

she played down his momentous break with Wager, denied his opposition to German nationalism, and soft-pedaled his contempt for Christianity. In compiling “The Will to Power” from her brother’s writings, […] she further distorted his beliefs by cobbling together unrelated fragments of his writings.

Kakutani, On the Trail of the Other Nietzsche

The review and Wikipedia note that Hitler himself attended her funeral in 1935. However, there is no mention of her actually meeting the Fuehrer. But Brigitte Hamann’s Hitler’s Vienna relates a conversation between the two people. Hitler explained to her why he had never married:

[It was] “that he couldn’t even consider marriage, because he belonged to the whole Volk, and to the work of construction dedicated to the Volk. He was surely not born for enjoying life, but for shaping and molding it.” And his conversation partner, Nietzsche’s aged sister Dr. Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, exclaimed, “my brother always preached [hat immer gepredigt], ‘A hero must be free!’”

(Hamann German paperback edition, p. 538. The citation is from H. S. Ziegler, A. H. aus dem Erleben dargestellt, Goettingen 1965.)

My question: When and under what circumstances did Elisabeth Nietzsche meet Hitler? More generally, where could we find more examples of spoken statements by E. F-N. where she (mis)applies her brother’s thought to Hitler or to the Nazi regime more broadly?

It is well-known that Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, was a nationalist and anti-semite who took control of her brother’s papers on his death and propagated a distorted version of his thinking in tune with her own views. As a review of Ben Macintyre’s biography of her puts it,

she played down his momentous break with Wagner, denied his opposition to German nationalism, and soft-pedaled his contempt for Christianity. In compiling “The Will to Power” from her brother’s writings, […] she further distorted his beliefs by cobbling together unrelated fragments of his writings.

Kakutani, On the Trail of the Other Nietzsche

The review and Wikipedia note that Hitler himself attended her funeral in 1935. However, there is no mention of her actually meeting the Fuehrer. But Brigitte Hamann’s Hitler’s Vienna relates a conversation between the two people. Hitler explained to her why he had never married:

[It was] “that he couldn’t even consider marriage, because he belonged to the whole Volk, and to the work of construction dedicated to the Volk. He was surely not born for enjoying life, but for shaping and molding it.” And his conversation partner, Nietzsche’s aged sister Dr. Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, exclaimed, “my brother always preached [hat immer gepredigt], ‘A hero must be free!’”

(Hamann German paperback edition, p. 538. The citation is from H. S. Ziegler, A. H. aus dem Erleben dargestellt, Goettingen 1965.)

My question: When and under what circumstances did Elisabeth Nietzsche meet Hitler? More generally, where could we find more examples of spoken statements by E. F-N. where she (mis)applies her brother’s thought to Hitler or to the Nazi regime more broadly?

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Where and when did Nietzsche's sister meet Hitler?

It is well-known that Nietzsche’s sister, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, was a nationalist and anti-semite who took control of her brother’s papers on his death and propagated a distorted version of his thinking in tune with her own views. As a review of Ben Macintyre’s biography of her puts it,

she played down his momentous break with Wager, denied his opposition to German nationalism, and soft-pedaled his contempt for Christianity. In compiling “The Will to Power” from her brother’s writings, […] she further distorted his beliefs by cobbling together unrelated fragments of his writings.

Kakutani, On the Trail of the Other Nietzsche

The review and Wikipedia note that Hitler himself attended her funeral in 1935. However, there is no mention of her actually meeting the Fuehrer. But Brigitte Hamann’s Hitler’s Vienna relates a conversation between the two people. Hitler explained to her why he had never married:

[It was] “that he couldn’t even consider marriage, because he belonged to the whole Volk, and to the work of construction dedicated to the Volk. He was surely not born for enjoying life, but for shaping and molding it.” And his conversation partner, Nietzsche’s aged sister Dr. Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, exclaimed, “my brother always preached [hat immer gepredigt], ‘A hero must be free!’”

(Hamann German paperback edition, p. 538. The citation is from H. S. Ziegler, A. H. aus dem Erleben dargestellt, Goettingen 1965.)

My question: When and under what circumstances did Elisabeth Nietzsche meet Hitler? More generally, where could we find more examples of spoken statements by E. F-N. where she (mis)applies her brother’s thought to Hitler or to the Nazi regime more broadly?