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Thursday, July 25, 2013

No real Nazis in Tibet

Ernst Schäfer
Isrun Engelhardt, the historian of Ernst Schäfer's 1938-1939 German expedition to Tibet, has published an interesting and entertaining article, "Nazis of Tibet: A Twentieth Century Myth," on info-buddhism.com.

Engelhardt looks at the origins of the "alleged Nazi-Tibetan connection" from Heinrich Neuhaus in 1618 (sic) to Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, mentioning Guénon's Le Roi du Monde (1927) in passing, and compares these to what is known of the Schäfer expedition from the  primary sources she has studied. Conclusion: no real Nazis in Tibet.

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