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Heine Was of Aryan Origin, Anti-semite Claims

Heinrich Heine, Germany’s poet who during his lifetime and after death was declared to be a Jew in spite of his Baptism and was denounced by German Nationalists, was not of Semitic origin, but of Aryan blood, according to Dr. Paul Koerner who printed an article to this effect in the various publications of the anti-Semitic Voelkishe Party.

According to Dr. Koerner, Heine was the natural son of a Prussian aristocrat and a Jewish mother. To prove his thesis he quotes Heine as speaking about his “deep native German feelings” and says that every one “even the bitterest opponent of the Jews finds in Heine’s work so many references which give every Aryan heart a rate and joyful purely German sensation”.