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German National People's Party
Deutschnationale Volkspartei
Other name German National Front (May–June 1933)
Abbreviation DNVP
Founded 24 November 1918
Dissolved 27 June 1933
Merger of  • German Fatherland Party
 • German Social Party
 • German Völkisch Party
 • German Conservative Party
 • Free Conservative Party
 • Christian Social Party
 • National Liberal Party (far-right faction)
Succeeded by Pre-war:
Single-party system of the NSDAP
Deutsche Rechtspartei (DKP-DRP)
Newspaper Supported by the Hugenberg Group
Youth wing Bismarckjugend
Paramilitary wings  • Der Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten
 • Kampfstaffeln
Policy institute Pan-German League
Women’s wing Queen Louise League (unofficial)
Trade unions  • Deutschnational Arbeiterbund
 • Deutschnationaler Angestelltenbund
Membership 950,000 (c. 1923)
Ideology Pan-Germanism
German nationalism
National conservatism
Social conservatism
Military rearmament
Right-wing populism
Authoritarian conservatism
Reactionary monarchism
Anti-Treaty of Versailles
Political position Right-wing to far-right
Political alliance  • Opposition to the Young Plan (1929)
 • Harzburg Front (1931)
Electoral alliance Black-White-Red Struggle Front (1933)
Colours      Black,      white and      red
(official, German Imperial colours)
     Light blue (customary)
Seats in the
Reichstag (1924)
103 / 493
Party flag
Flag of the German Empire.svg

^ a: The German National People's Party (DNVP) was divided between reactionary conservative monarchists and more radical völkisch and anti-semitic elements.

The German National People's Party (German: Deutschnationale Volkspartei and short: DNVP) was national-conservative party of the time of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. This party was founded in 1918, after World War I. In June 1933, the DNVP merged with the NSDAP.


  • 1918 to 1924 Oskar Hergt (1869-1967)
  • 1924 to 1928 Kuno Graf von Westarp (1864-1945)
  • 1928 to 1933 Alfred Hugenberg (1865-1951)

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