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Speculation still surrounds Otto Rahn and his research. From an early age, Rahn became interested in the legends of Parzival , the Holy Grail , Lohengrin and the Nibelungenlied. In , he travelled to the Pyrenees region of southern France where he conducted most of his research. Aided by the French mystic and historian Antonin Gadal , Rahn argued that there was a direct link between Wolfram von Eschenbach 's Parzival and the Cathar Grail mystery.
After the publication of his first book, Rahn's work came to the attention of Heinrich Himmler , the head of the SS , who was fascinated by the occult and had already initiated research in the south of France. It was an uneasy partnership for Otto Rahn; later, he explained his SS membership to friends in the following way: "A man has to eat. What was I supposed to do? Turn Himmler down? Openly homosexual, frequenting anti-Nazi circles, and having fallen out of favour with the Nazi leadership, Rahn was assigned guard duty at the Dachau concentration camp in as punishment for a drunken homosexual scrape.
But the SS would not allow anyone to resign without consequences. His death was officially ruled a suicide. Rahn has been the object of many rumours and strange stories, including that his death had been faked, although all such speculation has failed to be substantiated. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Otto Rahn. Michelstadt , German Empire. Tyrol , Nazi Germany. Archived from the original on Retrieved Retrieved 13 September Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. New Dawn Magazine. New Dawn International News Service. Biography at Jones' Celtic Encyclopedia.
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