A couple of books, published in the past decades, contain diverging
discussions about the way the Centuries became part of the
psychological warfare during World War II, such as Dr. Goebbels nach Aufzeichnungen aus seiner
Umgebung (Von Borresholm/Niehoff, Berlin, 1948), Het raadsel
Nostradamus (Hofstede, Rijswijk, NL, 1996), The Nostradamus
Encyclopedia (Lemesurier, New York, 1997) and Nostradamus - sein
Leben, sein Werk und die wahre Bedeutung seiner Prophezeiungen
In 1965, Nostradamus and the Nazis - a footnote to the history of the
Third Reich was published, written by the Englishman Ellic Howe, a
printer who in 1940-'41 was sergeant-major in the British
anti-aircraft defence and from November 1941 worked as a forgerer at
the Forgery section at the Political Warfare Executive (PWE) of
the British Secret Service. In 1967, his book Urania's
Children - the strange world of the astrologers was published, which
was revised in 1984 and published under the title Astrology and the
Third Reich. In
1995, Franz Isfort translated this book in German. This
translation was published under the title Uranias
seltsame Welt der Astrologen und das Dritte Reich.
Among the contents of Uranias
Kinder... is a biography of the Swiss astrologer Karl Ernst Krafft (1900-1945)
and the way in which Krafft got involved in the production of
national-socialist Nostradamus comments. In this biography, the
conversation in 1961 in Karlsruhe (DE) between Howe and the then 73-year
old Kritzinger plays an important part. Kritzinger not only
provided information about Krafft, but also about the origin of national-socialist Nostradamus comments.
Originally, Kritzinger was an astronomer. From 1912
to 1914, he was head of the Bothkamp Observatory (Sleswich-Holstein, DE).
From 1915 to 1965, he main profession was a ballistic for the German arm
industry, the German army and the German government.
At first, Howe did not know that Kritzinger was interested in
Nostradamus and old predictions. He knew that Kritzinger acquired a
certain reputation as a writer of books about occultism and border
But more can be told about Kritzinger. He was the first
German astronomer who started to investigate astrology. In 1911, he wrote
a book about Bethlehem's Star, entitled Der Stern der Weisen -
The preface was written by dr. Wilhelm Faber, who in 1922 wrote a
revised edition of the translation of the Centuries, made in 1850
by Eduard Roesch. Further, Kritzinger was a member of the Deutsche
Gesellschaft and editor of the monthly magazine Psychische
Studien - Monatliche Zeitschrift vorzüglich der Untersuchung der wenig
gekannten Phänomene des Seelenlebens gewidmet. He gave many
lectures on parapsychological phenomena and wrote at least four books
regarding this field of research. In three of them, among which Mysterien
von Sonne und Seele (Berlin, 1922), he comprehensively discussed
the Centuries. From Mysterien
von Sonne und Seele it becomes clear that he had vivid discussions
with Carl Loog, the author of Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus
in Württemberg, DE, 1921) about Loogs ideas regarding Nostradamus'
methods and that for some years, he had the intention to publish a new Century-comment,
written by Loog.
In 1914, Kritzinger wrote an anonymous leaflet which circulated among
German troops in France. This leaflet contained a comment on quatrain
(1961 and 1962)
In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe, who collected data about the
Swiss astrologer Karl
Ernst Krafft, involved in the production of national-socialist
propaganda, based upon the Centuries, that he had known the poor Krafft very well and that he,
Kritzinger, was responsible (in a certain way: by coincidence) that
the beginning of 1940 settled in Berlin and started to work on
Nostradamus for Goebbels. Kritzinger told that in Mysterien
von Sonne und Seele, he quoted the comment of his compatriot Carl
Loog on quatrain 03-57 in Die Weissagungen des
Nostradamus (1921). Loogs
opinion about the meaning of this quatrain was that in 1939 in England
the last and most serious crisis would occur in a series of seven, and
at the same time a crisis would occur in Poland.
According to Kritzinger, shortly after the outbreak of the war in
1939, Magda Goebbels, the wife of Paul Joseph Goebbels, Germany's
minister of Propaganda, at night, while being
in bed, read the comment on quatrain 03-57 in Mysterien
von Sonne und Seele. She was so impressed by it, that she woke her
husband and read the lines.
Kritzinger told that the special thing was that shortly after this, four
persons showed to Goebbels what he wrote about 1939 in Mysterien von
Sonne und Seele, which aroused Goebbels' curiosity.
Hans-Wolfgang Herwarth von Bittenfeld, a retired
lieutenant-colonel, extraordinary chief of the Auslandspresse sectopn
at the Ministry of Propaganda, summoned Kritzinger for an interview by Goebbels.
This interview, to which Kritzinger went reluctantly, took place on
December 4, 1939, from 12:50 to 13:05. Goebbels told that he was
impressed by the way quatrain 03-57 was fulfilled. He saw a series of
possibilities to use the Centuries for psychological warfare. On
his question if Kritzinger knew similar quatrains, Kritzinger answered
negatively. On Goebbels' question how, according to the Centuries, the
future of Germany would be, Kritzinger answered that he could not say
anything about it, since he did not have any interest in forecasting
of the future. Nostradamus was his favourite subject, because he was
interested in prophetic literature in general and wanted to know if old
predictions were fulfilled. 
In the course of the interview, Kritzinger could convince Goebbels that
he had no prophetic gifts at his disposal.
Goebbels needed someone who would study Nostradamus. Kritzinger said
that he had no time for this, because he was too busy at the scientific
institute at the Ministry of War. He mentioned Loog as the best
Nostradamus-expert. The interview was over and Kritzinger was glad that
he got off scot-free.
Loog was summoned to Berlin and visited Kritzinger. When Kritzinger
informed him that Goebbels was looking for someone who would study the
Centuries in the light of psychological warfare, Loog became quite
depressed. He did not want to have anything to do with this. In the past
years, he had made a new translation of the Centuries, with
comments. He gave the manuscript of this translation to Kritzinger.
Kritzinger did not hand it over to the Ministry of Propaganda, but putted
them off with the information that Loogs writings were not suitable for
However, the Ministry of Propaganda insisted on a Nostradamus-expert, so
Kritzinger mentioned the name of Krafft. Krafft was summoned to Berlin
and had an interview with Heinrich Fesel, for whose section he wrote
astrological-political columns about propagandistic themes and themes
like the impact of the invasion in Poland and the possibility of
military operations in the West.
Fesel worked at Amt VII of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt,
a section which investigated occultism and freemasonry in Germany. In
the first week of January 1940, Krafft and his wife moved from Urberg in
the Black Forest to Berlin. Shortly after, Krafft began to produce
national-socialist Nostradamus comments.
After Krafft settled himself in Berlin, he regularly met Kritzinger.
During these meetings, they discussed many quatrains, though not from a
common point of view. In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe that Goebbels only
wanted propaganda material, based upon the Centuries. Krafft en Kritzinger
agreed that it would be against Nostradamus if they would distort the
quatrains and that Nostradamus would turn himself around in his grave.
They did their best to use only that material which was meaningful and
striking. In 1962, Kritzinger wrote to Howe that Krafft often went too
far in his comments. The example he mentioned was the discussion about
the meaning of quatrain 05-94, which discussion took place in the summer
of 1940. According to Kritzinger's ideas, the words "great Duke of
Armenia who would attack Vienna and Cologne" had to be linked to
Stalin, but in 1940, there was no indication that Stalin would act like
that. Krafft proposed an interpretation, based upon the idea that
"Armenia" was an allusion to Arminius, the chief of the
Cheruscs, who in 9 AD defeated three Roman legions, and in that sense
indicated the Führer of Großdeutschland, who in 1936
occupied the Rhineland, in 1938 Austria and in 1940 Brabant and Flanders.
addition to his interview with Kritzinger, Howe discussed the minutes of
the secret daily propaganda conferences in the Ministry
October 30, November 2, 10 and 22 and December 5, 11 and 13, 1939, as
far as they contained remarks about astrology and the Centuries.
Howe noticed that in that period, Goebbels had a growing interest in the
use of astrology and forged Centuries for national-socialist
propaganda. Goebbels also wanted to prevent that the German public order
would be attacked. This is why on November 22, 1939, he forbade all
publications which in one way or another dealt with fortune-telling.
reproductions in Uranias Kinder... about the information
Kritzinger gave to Howe in 1961 and 1962, brought me to the question
which part Kritzinger had in the national-socialist Nostradamus
campaigns. In Uranias Kinder..., this question has not been
and Goebbels (December 4, 1939)
story looks quite plausible. Someone, who in earlier years was
interested in border sciences and wrote some books about this, notices
in autumn 1939 that suddenly there is a great interest in a book he
wrote in 1922, a book which he considered to be gone into oblivion.
Goebbels, the German minister of Propaganda,
summons him for an interview. Kritzinger, reluctantly, manages to keep
himself non-committal. He says that he can not give any information
about what is written about Germany's future in the Centuries or in
astrological publications, because he does not occupy himself with
forecasting. On the question if he wants to study the Centuries in the
light of psychological warfare, he answers that he lacks time, because
of his work at the Ministry of War. He mentions Loog as the best
Nostradamus-expert. The interview is ended and Kritzinger is glad he
leaves the Ministry of Propaganda
safe and sound.
Kritzinger's name does not occur in the Goebbels diaries or the minutes
of the secret daily propaganda conferences at the Ministry of Propaganda. In
his diary, Goebbels wrote that he had to stay in bed in the evening of
November 21, 1939, and read "Nostradamus". He thought it very
interesting and hoped that the "suggestive comments" would
turn out to be true, which would mean that there would be no role
anymore for England. 
This was the first time that Goebbels discussed Nostradamus in his
diaries. The first time Nostradamus was discussed in the secret
propaganda conferences, was on November 22, 1939, one day later.
In Mysterien von Sonne und Seele, Kritzinger made allusions to
Englands fall in either 1939, the second half of the 20th century or in
2040. It is not unlikely that Goebbels' note about the suggestive
comments regarding England dealt with Kritzinger's comment in Mysterien von Sonne und
might mean that Kritzinger's story can be traced back to the Goebbels
diaries and the minutes of the secret propaganda conferences.
The fact that Kritzinger mentioned Loog as an expert who could study the
Centuries in the light of psychological warfare, might imply that
Kritzinger had no objections towards such an application of the Centuries.
and Loog (December 1939)
In the beginning of the 1920's, Kritzinger and Loog
extensively exchanged ideas about Loogs theories regarding Nostradamus'
methods. Loog even promised him to publish the code key he meant to have
discovered. He was planning to publish this key in cooperation with
philologists and historians by a publishing company which Kritzinger
knew. This company was the German settlement of the Verlag
Universitas Buch und Künst GmbH . In 1921 and 1922, Kritzinger was
in charge of this settlement. Moreover, this settlement was the
publisher in 1922 of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele.
In Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus, Loog did not write that the
Germans would invade Poland in September 1939. He did not describe the
kind of crises which would occur in 1939 in Germany and Poland, if there
was a connection between them and if Germany would be involved in some
way. He did not expect a great European conflict before 2100.
Kritzinger's story does not indicate if he agreed with the opinion that
Loogs words "crisis for the revived Poland" could be linked to
the German invasion in Poland, and that England's declaration of war to
Germany would mark the beginning of a crisis in England which would
bring her down.
What Loog had in mind during the writing of Die
Weissagungen des Nostradamus, was to inform his readers about the
phenomenon of clairvoyance, to present proofs and to inform his readers
about things in the Centuries which he considered to be
interesting and peculiar.
Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus contains some nationalistic
comments. Nevertheless, Loog agitated against those who wanted to use
the Centuries for political purposes.
literature study upon which this article is based, Loog's political
preference in 1939 did not become clear. His attitude in 1921 does not
imply that he would like to study the Centuries in the light of
psychological warfare. Unless Loog's political preference in 1939 changed
into national-socialism and unless meanwhile his point of view towards
the use of the Centuries for psychological warfare had changed,
it is difficult to understand why Kritzinger, who in 1921 was in close
contact with Loog, mentioned his name in the interview by Goebbels.
At first sight, the contact between Kritzinger and Goebbels cq. the Ministry
of Propaganda on December 4, 1939, seems to have been the only
contact. However, Kritzinger told that Loog, who was summoned to Berlin
because of his advice, visited him, Kritzinger, was informed by Kritzinger about
Goebbels plans, did not want to have anything to do with it and handed
the manuscript of his new study of the Centuries to Kritzinger.
Kritzinger told that - fortunate for Loog - he did not hand this
manuscript to the Ministry of Propaganda, but told them that Loogs
writings were not suitable for psychological warfare. Next, Kritzinger
mentioned Krafft's name, since the Ministry of Propaganda
insisted on a
One might expect that Loog, like Kritzinger, had to go to the Ministry
of Propaganda, since one might expect that it was the
Ministry of Propaganda who summoned Loog to come to Berlin. From Kritzinger's story, it does
not become clear that Loog visited the Ministry of Propaganda
them that he was not willing to visit them. It looks as if Loog, after
his visit to Kritzinger, did not visit the Ministry of Propaganda, but
went home, leaving his manuscript behind.
Regarding Loog, Kritzinger's story raises questions. The first question
is if an author in 1939 in Germany could permit himself to ignore a
summons of the Ministry of Propaganda. In my eyes, such a summons could
not be ignored without some kind of repression. The second question is
why the Ministry of Propaganda was satisfied with Kritzinger's opinion
that Loog's writings were not suitable for psychological warfare, without
any verification. The third question is why Loog left his manuscript
behind and if this copy was the only copy which ever has existed.
As far as I can see, the answers to these questions are connected with
the part Kritzinger played. I presume that on December 4, 1939, Goebbels
ordered Kritzinger to find a Nostradamus-expert who would study the
Centuries in the light of psychological warfare and to keep the Ministry
of Propaganda informed about his progress. If this assumption is
correct, Loog was not summoned to Berlin by the Ministry of Propaganda,
but by Kritzinger. In that case, it makes sense that Kritzinger informed
him about Goebbels' plans regarding the Centuries and asked him
if he wanted to cooperate.
This assumption also explains why Loog, after his refusal, left and did
not visit the Ministry of Propaganda. It remains unclear why he left his
Kritzinger did not endanger Loog by telling the Ministry
that his writings were not suitable for psychological warfare. This also
shows that Kritzinger had no objections against such a use of the Centuries.
If the assumption is correct that Goebbels ordered Kritzinger
to find a Nostradamus-expert, it can be said that on the one hand, the Ministry
trusted Kritzinger's findings, and on the other
hand that Kritzinger not yet fulfilled his task, so he simply had to
continue his search for a Nostradamus-expert. He found this expert in
the person of Krafft.
and Krafft (1940)
Howe noted that
in 1925, Krafft and Kritzinger corresponded on astro-statistics.
Krafft studied the Centuries, according to his own saying, from
He wrote a couple of articles on Nostradamus which were published in
1935 and 1936 in the German astrological magazine Zenit – Zentralblatt für
These articles were of a scientific nature and did not contain
national-socialist elements. They dealt with topics like the early texts
of the Centuries, the various comments and systems which
meanwhile were published and discussions about quatrains which were
linked to Napoleon Bonaparte and World
In the second half of the '30s, Krafft became more and more reluctant to
Switzerland, his fatherland, and a strong sympathy for Germany.
According to Krafft, Germany appreciated personal skills and character
traits like superiority, while in Switzerland, this was despised.
According to Krafft, Switzerland did not estimate him; he hoped to find
in Germany the recognition he thought he deserved.
In 1961, Kritzinger told Howe that Krafft was an exceptional human
being, extremely ambitious, who waited for an important task like the
Nostradamus-task and unfortunately was caught in the spider's web.
Uranias Kinder... shows that from the moment Krafft was settled
in Berlin, he had meetings with Kritzinger until at least the summer of
1940, and discussed quatrains with him. These discussions took place
because of Goebbels' order to produce propaganda material, based upon
the Centuries. Both of them thought it would be against
Nostradamus to distort the quatrains, so they decided to do their best
to use only the material which was meaningful and striking.
This information - and also the information Kritzinger gave about his
discussion with Krafft about the meaning of quatrain 05-94 - shows once
again that Kritzinger had no objections against the use of the Centuries
for psychological warfare.
This part of Kritzinger's story is diametrically opposed to the
information he gave to Goebbels in December 1939 that, because of his
busy work at the Ministry of War, he had no time to study the Centuries
in the light of psychological warfare. Goebbels, who at first thought
that Kritzinger might be the right person, started, according to
Kritzinger, to look for someone else. Still, Kritzinger got involved in
the production of national-socialist material for psychological warfare,
which was based upon the Centuries. This involvement went further than
from time to time a little bit of help. Kritzinger started his
activities shortly after Krafft arrived in Berlin in the first week of
January 1940 and lasted at least until the summer of 1940. The fact that
Krafft and Kritzinger decided not to distort the quatrains, but to use
the material which seemed to be meaningful and striking, points more to
a far-reaching cooperation than to a from time to time discussion of the
In his diaries, Goebbels wrote regarding January 8, 1940, that a group
of experts had started to work on Nostradamus.
This note coincides with the period in which Krafft settled himself
in Berlin and began to study the Centuries. Kritzinger's
information that his meetings and discussions with Krafft started
shortly after his arrival in Berlin, raises the idea that Krafft and
Kritzinger belonged to the group of Nostradamus experts, mentioned in
In 1961 and 1962,
Kritzinger informed Howe about the way in which in 1939 Krafft became
involved in the production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments.
He talked about Krafft in terms of "the poor Krafft", and
"someone who unfortunately flew into the spider's web".
Kritzinger characterized his own part in the involvement of Krafft in the
production of national-socialist Nostradamus comments as "in a
certain way by coincidence".
However, Kritzinger's information contains elements which might
Kritzinger to a large extent has been involved in on the one hand the
search for a Nostradamus-expert who would study the Centuries in
the light of psychological warfare and on the other hand the production
of national-socialist Nostradamus comments. These elements resulted in a
couple of suppositions:
had no objections against the use of the Centuries for
is possible that on December 4, 1939, Goebbels ordered Kritzinger to
find a Nostradamus-expert who would study the Centuries in
the light of psychological warfare.
Goebbels gave this order to Kritzinger, it was Kritzinger who
summoned Loog to Berlin and sounded him out about his willingness to
work on Goebbels' plans regarding the Centuries.
is possible that Krafft and Kritzinger belonged to the group of
Nostradamus-experts, mentioned in the entry regarding January 8,
1940, in the Goebbels diaries.
his research on the way the national-socialists used the Centuries in
World War II, Maichle ascertained that Kritzinger was the author
of the brochure Der Seher von Salon, volume 38 of the
national-socialist propaganda series Informations-Schriften
von Sonne und Seele in national-socialist propaganda writings
fragments of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele were included in
national-socialist propaganda writings such as Hoe zal deze oorlog
eindigen? and its variants (The Hague, NL, 1940) and Der Seher von Salon.
After the war, Mysterien von Sonne und Seele remained
Meern, the Netherlands, September 17, 2005
T.W.M. van Berkel
updated on May 17, 2012
The titles, places and
year of issue of the mentioned authors are listed in the bibliography.
to Howe, December 1962, in: Howe, p.168-169. In Uranias Kinder...,
the title of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele is quoted
incorrectly as Mysterien von Sonne und Mond (Howe, p.220). [text]
p.220-223, Kritzinger-1922a, p.136. In Mysterien von Sonne und Seele,
the pages 120/140 deal with Nostradamus. Like Loog, Kritzinger
discussed quatrain 10-100 in connection with quatrain 03-57. In Magische
Kräfte - Geheimnisse der menschlichen Seele, published in
Berlin in 1922 and reprinted in Dresden in 1930, Kritzinger more or
less summarized what he wrote about the Centuries in Mysterien
von Sonne und Seele. In that summary, the quatrains 03-57 and
10-100 were presented; Kritzinger discussed Loog's comment upon them
and his own. [text]
(1921), p.68-69. [text]
the edition of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele which is used
in this study, the year 1939, printed on p.136, is in bold printing (1939),
which might have drawn the attention of Goebbels' wife. The bold
numbers have the same size as the none-bold characters, which means
that from the very first edition of Mysterien von Sonne und Seele,
the year 1939 was in bold printing (W. Melchior, antique bookseller,
to Van Berkel, June 18, 2007).
In an addition to his report of September 19, 1939 about the
activities of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftlichen
Okkultismus, her president Konrad Schuppe, Oberleutnant a.D.
wrote on September 25, 1939 to the Berlin police commissioner that
on that day, he had handed over the comment of Loog and Kritzinger
on the decline of England, dating from 1922 (Mysterien von Sonne
und Seele) to an employee of the ministry of Propaganda. Quoting
the relevant parts on page 136, Schuppe emphasized that the figure
1939 was in bold printing. The employee of the ministry of
Propaganda urged Schuppe to give a lecture on this for employees of
the Auslandpresse and told that communications about this
would be broadcasted in English language in England, given the fact
that a significant part of the British people were quite
superstitious (Landesarchiv Berlin, A Pr.Br. Rep. 030-04 Nr.
327). It is not noted in this file whether or not Schuppe gave the
uses the abbreviated name "Von Herwarth". [text]
Magische Kräfte - Geheimnisse der menschlichen Seele, it can be derived that from
1914 or even earlier, Kritzinger studied the Centuries
(Kritzinger-1922b, p.147). In 1914, he wrote the anonymous leaflet to pep up the moral
of the German troops in France. [text]
Uranias Kinder... there is no reference to the title which
Loog might have given to his manuscript. During the compilation of Nostradamusliterature
Germany 1554 - 1953, the only publications of Loog which were
founded were Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus and an article
in Psychische Studien, January 1922. [text]
the secret propaganda conference of December 5, 1939, Goebbels told that
the "Nostradamus-brochure", which final version should be
compiled by prof. dr. Karl Bömer, head of the Auslandspresse section
in the Ministry of Propaganda, Herwarth von Bittenfeld and Leopold
Gutterer, head of the Propaganda section in the Ministry of Propaganda (its Dutch version, entitled Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen?,
published from April 24, 1940 [TvB]), should have a propagandistic
nature instead of a scientific nature
(Boelcke , p.236-237). [text]
a propaganda conference
in November 1939, while dictating the comment
on the "33rd Century", Goebbels linked the words "great
Duke of Armenia" to Stalin (Sommerfeldt,
p.56). Actually, this "33rd Century" is a contraction of
the quatrains 05-94 and 10-42, as translated by Bruno Noah (Noah,
2005 , p. 179 and 207).
Hoe zal deze oorlog eindigen? (The Hague, 1940) and Nostradamus
spådomar om kriget (Stockholm, 1940) do not contain
allusions to quatrain 05-94..
In Die Prophezeiungen des Nostradamus (Brochure-18,
Berlin, 1940, p.13), quatrain 05-94 is discussed, but nothing is
said about Arminius.
In Der Seher von Salon (Brochure-38, Berlin, 1941, p.15),
the German text of quatrain 05-94 reads as follows: Hinübernehmen
nach Großdeutschland wird / Brabant
und Flandern, Gent und Brügge, Polen
/ Vertrag war Schwindel! - Der
Arminien führt / Wird
sich im Sprunge Wien und Cöllen holen.
The original Boulogne is translated in Poland.
In Einführung zu den Prophéties de Maistre Michel
Nostradamus, Krafft mentioned quatrain 05-94, but commented it
only slightly and wrote nothing about Arminius (Krafft, 1940b,
p.XXV). In Comment Nostradamus a-t-il entrevu l'avenir de
l'Europe? (Brussels, 1941), he gave the original French text of
quatrain 05-94. In his comment, he wrote that the peace treaty was
feigned and that the great Führer of the country of Arminius
would take Vienne and Cologne by surprise, and next Brabant,
Flanders, Gent, Brugge and Boulogne = Poland (Krafft
In Voorspellingen die uitgekomen zijn..., the words "great
Duke of Armenia" are linked to Stalin. To Stalin, it is
attributed that he by no means intended to keep himself to the
German-Soviet non-agression treaty of 1939 (De Tombre, p.27-29).
In 1953, dr. phil. Alexander Max Centgraf (alias dr. N. Centurio) wrote that, by
order of Goebbels, Krafft replaced the link between quatrain 05-94
to Stalin by a link to Hitler (Centurio, p.128). [text]
p.223-224, who based himself upon Boelcke (1966), p.214-242.
p.206. Goebbels always brought his diaries up to date one day later.
On November 22, 1939, he wrote the entries regarding November 21,
(1966), p.230. [text]
- Prophetische Weltgeschichte von 1547 bis gegen 3000 (Berlin,
1928), contains a similar comment. In this book, Bruno Noah wrote about
quatrain 03-57 that one should not expect that God would execute his
verdict on England before 1939 (Noah, 2005 ,
p.128. Since Kritzinger was in charge of the Verlag Universitas
Buch und Kunst, the publisher of Mysterien von Sonne und
Seele, it looks quite plausible that around 1922, Kritzinger was
willing to publish a Century-comment, written by Loog.[text]
Loog-1921, p.86. See also: Van Berkel: Quatrain
03-57 and Die Weissagungen des Nostradamus (C. Loog,
Pfullingen in Württenberg, 1921 ).
Loog-1921, p.130; (1922), p.45. [text]
Loog-1921, p.109-110. In the German weekly Der Reichswart,
volume 1940, # 50, an article, written by Loog, was published, in
which he linked the phrase "captain of Great Germany" (DE:
Kapitän von Großdeutschland), a phrase which is a part of
quatrain 09-90, to Hitler (see: Lagebericht aus den Gebiet des
astrologischen Schrifftums in: Maichle: Die
Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis 1939-1942). In Die
Weissagungen des Nostradamus (Loog-1921, p.67) he linked these
words to "a German president" and discussed quatrain 09-90
without mentioning a fulfilment date. [text]
to Tilea, March 14, 1940, in: Howe, p.241. [text]
Van Berkel: Nostradamusliterature
Germany 1554 - 1939.
Schierstedt to Van Berkel, October 13, 2004. [text]
to Panchaud, October 18, 1939, in: Howe, p.225-226. [text]
Nostradamus-Propaganda der Nazis, 1939-1942.
See also: Van Berkel: Der Seher
von Salon (Informations-Schriften
#38, dr. H.-H. Kritzinger, Berlin, 1941).