Zehrer, Hans

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Zehrer, Hans Gender: M
Hans Richard Julius Zehrer
born on 22 June 1899 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany, 52n28, 13e22
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°07' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°30 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 05°44'

Hans Zehrer (featured on "Die Tat," 1932)


German journalist who edited a leading right-wing journal Die Tat ("Action") from 1930, and founded the Tatkreis ("Action Circle"), a Völkisch movement during the era of the Weimar Republic.

To prevent coming under control of the Nazi Party, Zehrer introduced a varied group of writers to Die Tat magazine, like Gregor Strasser and Kurt von Schleicher. With Hitler in power in 1934 (Strasser and Schleischer having been murdered in the Night of the Long Knives) Zehrer relinquished himself from editorial duties. Zehrer became the manager of the Stalling publishing house in 1938.

From 1943 to 1945 Zehrer was a soldier in the Luftwaffe, but saw no active service. In 1946 he briefly worked for the then British controlled Die Welt. He was chief editor of the Sonntagsblatte from 1948 to 1953, after which he became chief editor at Die Welt. He also was a columnist for the Bild-Zeitung.

Hans Zehrer died in Berlin on 23 August 1966, aged 67.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives. Death date and place in margin.


  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Soldier)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Tatkreis"/ "Action Circle")