Definition of völkisch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəːlkɪʃ/
(also volkisch /ˈfɒlkɪʃ/)


(Of a person or ideology) populist or nationalist, and typically racist: völkisch ideas and traditions
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  • In the face of the very real dislocations brought on by the triumph of industrial capitalism and national unification, volkisch thinkers preached a return to the land, to the simplicity and wholeness of a life attuned to nature's purity.
  • In growing measure German Protestants were receptive to the Nazis' racist and volkisch ideology and to their myth of the German people's rebirth.
  • Jewish and Moslem groups protested, pointing out that the demand for a defining German culture inevitably evoked memories of the Nazis and their völkisch ideology.



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