Josef Magnus Wehner

Josef Magnus Wehner (* 14. November 1891 in Bermbach; † 14. December 1973 in Munich) was a German writer and stage author.

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Wehner studied in Jena and Munich Germanistik and old philology. In the First World War it participated as a Freiwilliger in a Bavarian infantry regiment . 1916 it was heavily wounded with Verdun.

After the war it began to write narrations and poems. he found an occupation to 1924 as an editor with the “residents of Munich newspaper”. After 1934 it changed the “resident of Munich as a theatre critic to newest ones messages”.

The break-through as writers and its largest success succeeded to it at the same time 1930 with its novel “filters before Verdun”, which was not directed purposefully against Remarques “in the west anything new “and which improved other, side of the war experiences represent should. The novel is above all a glorification of the German Soldatentums coined/shaped of enthusiasm for war and.

After 1933 Wehner occurred cleaned” section for Dichtkunst in the Prussian academy of the arts the NSDAP and those in the meantime “was appointed. Press attacks, which called him “economic situation national socialists”, it resisted with the reference to its already at the beginning of the twenties existing positive attitude to the National Socialist ideology and to Hitler, whom it saw as hope carrier for the implementation of its realm idea, back. In addition it contributed with its publications also also to provide for the German soldier it being entitled attention against a wave of diffamierender literature.

From Joseph Goebbels it received an annual pension and the city Munich appointed it the “honour official”, after it had already received 1928 the poet price of the city.

Its conceptions of a German Reich, which carried nationalistic and also racistic courses, however were at the same time also katholizistisch coined/shaped, found with the ruling powers of the third realm less and less agreement and led it increasingly into the isolation.

During 2. World war was propagandistically primarily by speeches active Wehner. The realm transmitter Cologne radiated 1940 its “speech at German humans”, with which the obviously not sufficient enthusiasm for war should be waked.

After end of the war Wehner denied its National Socialist conviction. Its further novels, poems and also plays, with which it attached to the style of its beginnings and which expressed a stressed catholicism, found only in its homeland region attention.


of novels

  • the blue mountain, 1922
  • the wedding cow, 1928
  • filters before Verdun, 1930
  • city and fortress Belgerad, 1936
  • first love, 1941
  • the black emperor, 1950
  • Mohammed, 1952
  • the Kondottiere God, 1956

narrations, novellas and legends

  • the most powerful Mrs., 1922
  • the drop legend, 1923
  • the hare muzzle, 1930
  • the Wallfahrt to Paris, 1933
  • stories from the Rhön, 1935
  • large the father our, 1935
  • Elizabeth, 1939
  • Echnaton and Nofretete, 1940
  • the slow Hochzeiter (approx. 1943)
  • The red ball (approx. 1944)
  • Three legends, 1949
  • the black robber of Haiti, 1951
  • the beautiful young Lilofee, 1953


  • the thunderstorm, 1926
  • the temptation of the Rabanus Marurus (approx. 1950)
  • Johannes of the Täufer, 1952
  • the rose miracle, 1954
  • the Fuldaer Bonifaziusspiel, 1954
  • Saul and David, 1954
  • however endure up to the end, 1956
  • the golden calf, 1961
  • abbott Sturmius of Fulda, 1967

lyric poetry

  • of the Weiler of God, 1920
  • flower poems, 1950
  • earth, purpurne flame, 1962


  • Struensee, 1924
  • Schlageter, 1934
  • Hindenburg, 1936
  • Hebbel, 1938


  • my life, 1934
  • as we recruits were, 1938


  • high man, Joachim: “Party comrade Wehner has an interest as a national socialist unloaded to stand there…”, Fulda 1988

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