Matadore of the Reichstag

The left-liberal magazines that Duwdiwani worked for were happy to take aim at the conservative right, which was politically organized through the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP).

Matadore of the Reichstag

The left-liberal magazines that Duwdiwani worked for were happy to take aim at the conservative right, which was politically organized through the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP).

One of the “matadors” of the DNVP in the Reichstag

Elard Kurt Maria Fürchtegott von Oldenburg-Januschau (1855–1937) was the prototype of the ultra-conservative, militaristic, anti-democratic, aristocratic landowner. He remained a convinced monarchist all his life, advocating the elimination of parliamentarism and the establishment of a dictatorship. He was also privy to the coup plans of his friend Wolfgang Kapp (1858–1922) in 1920. Von Oldenburg-Januschau was a close friend of Reich President Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934). He visited him at the end of January 1933 and influenced him to appoint Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor.

Querschnitt, vol. 11/1931, booklet 8, p. 555
ULK, vol. 56 / n. 17, 29.4.1927, p. 126
Dawn

“Praise God, the careers of our sons now again leads to Skat and morning pints. With the craze of democratic performance, it has finally snapped!”

After the November Revolution of 1918, left-liberal and social-democratic forces called for a modern system of popular education for all of Germany – including coeducation and secular schools. While federal reforms were permitted by the constitution of the Weimar Constitution, these reforms ultimately failed due to resistance from sectarian circles, conservatives, and the insistence of the states on their sovereignty in educational matters. In Duwdiwani’s 1927 cartoon, a member of the DNVP expresses his satisfaction about this.

German Representatives

“Thank God our constituents don’t know what we can get away with by telling only minimum truth!”

The treatment of the DNVP’s voters and the truth ascribed by the liberal democrats to the politicians of the DNVP is outlined in another cartoon from 1927.

ULK, vol. 56 / n. 45, 11.11.1927, p. 351

Helmut Neubach: Oldenburg-Januschau, Elard von. In: Neue Deutsche Biographie 19 (1999), S. 513 f.

Carl von Ossietzky (unter dem Pseudonym Thomas Murner): O. B. Server. In: Die Weltbühne. 28. Jg./Nr. 28 v. 12.7.1932, S. 69.
Online: https://de.wikisource.org/wiki/O._B._Server

Georg Schwarz [Pseudonym O. B. Server]: Matadore der Politik. Sechsundzwanzig Politiker-Porträts mit 26 Karikaturen von Erich Goltz. Berlin 1932.