The above picture is due to Jochen Wilke (2004-06-08)
[ © 2004 Jochen Wilke. This copyrighted image is reproduced here by permission. ]
Sven von Hedin was a politically active anticommunist Germanophile. He supported Adolf Hitler early on, and remained an admirer of his throughout the Third Reich. Hedin was not a nazi himself, though: In a book funded by the German government, which was later banned in Germany, he had this to say about his own heritage:In my blood, every sixteenth drop is of Jewish origin.
I cherish this sixteenth drop and I do not want to lose it.