Deutschnationale Volkspartei

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The Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP) (German National People's Party) was a conservative monarchist German party led by publisher Alfred Hugenberg. Its original platform opposed the Treaty of Versailles and trade unions. "The DNVP defended the economic and social interests of the large landowners in the area to the east of the River Elbe as well as the interests of the industrial magnates."[1]

At a meeting on 11 November 1931 in Bad Harzburg, it joined Adolf Hitler's "National Opposition" or "Harzburg Front", along with Franz Seldte, head of the Stahlhelm, and Hjalmar Schacht. [2]

Along with all other non-Nazi parties, it was dissolved in 1933.


  1. The political parties in the Weimar Republic, German Bundestag
  2. Ian Kershaw (1998), Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris, W.W. Norton, ISBN 0-393-04671-0, p. 356