William Schoenl – Article published

William Schoenl published “An Answer to the Question: Was Jung, for a Time, a ‘Nazi Sympathizer’ or Not?” in Jung Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 2012), 98-105. Jung Journal is peer-reviewed and published by the University of California Press. The article answers this long-standing question by showing that it is untenable to hold that Jung was a “Nazi sympathizer” after May 1934. Jung went through a decisive transition from March to May 1934 in which he became warier of the Nazis. It remains possible, however, to argue that between January 1933 and February 1934–as the evidence then is inconclusive–that either he was or was not in some degree a Nazi sympathizer. From 1934 to 1936 he became still warier of the Nazis. By March 1936 his attitude toward the Nazis took a further turn: it was clearly more pessimistic than in 1935. Thus, Jung’s views of Nazi Germany changed from 1933 to 1936.

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