Paul Wilhelm Wenger

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Paul Wilhelm Wenger (born June 15, 1912 in Gundelsheim am Neckar , † December 3, 1983 in Bonn ) was a German journalist and publicist .


From 1930 Paul Wilhelm Wenger studied law , Catholic theology and history at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen . During the Second World War he was a soldier in the Wehrmacht from 1939 to 1945 , most recently as a lieutenant in the reserve of a pioneer unit .

After the end of the war, Wenger was a district judge at the Tübingen district court from 1945 to 1948 and switched to the Rheinischer Merkur as a journalist , which he was involved in founding together with Franz Albert Kramer as well as Anton Böhm and Otto B. Roegele in 1945/1946. In 1966 he received the Theodor Wolff Prize .

Paul Wilhelm Wenger belonged to Konrad Adenauer's circle of friends . At the end of the 1950s, he went public with a declaration for a territory of the Federal Republic west of the Elbe, which was also decisive for Adenauer's policy towards the expellees, the Germans in the GDR and the partially former areas of Germany that did not belong to the then Federal Republic of Germany was.

Wenger was close friends with the artist Rudolf Schlichter .

Fonts (selection)

  • "Who will win Germany? Small Prussian Self-Isolation or Central European Federation ” , Stuttgart-Degerloch: Seewald Verlag 1959 (published in Polish translation in the same year).

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