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Herman Wirth

Herman Wirth, (alternatively referred to as Herman Wirth Roeper Bosch, or Herman Felix Wirthor Hermann) was a Dutch-German lay historian and scholar of ancient religions and symbols.

Wirth served as the leader of the Nazi research division Ahnenerbe until 1937 when he left the group entirely, succeeded by Walter Wüst.

Wirth's primary interest was in the legends surrounding the legendary continent of Atlantis

Further reading

A full biography of Wirth is in volume two of the Tyr journal in an article by Joscelyn Godwin entitled 'Herman Wirth on Folksong'. Also see, for further details of his life, 'Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity' by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke.

Written works

In his landmark text Allmutter, professor Hermann Wirth painstakingly documented the emergence of runic symbols.


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