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Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche
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    (July 10, 1846-November 8, 1935)
    Born in Rocken, Germany
    Birth name was Therese Elisabeth Alexandra Nietzsche
    Sister of Friedrich Nietzsche
    Founded the Nietzsche Archive to document the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche (1894)
    Friedrich broke with her after she married a rabid anti-semite, Bernhard Forster.
    She and Forster attempted to found a 'pure Aryan' settlement in Paraguay.
    She supported the Nazi Party.
    Rudolf Steiner attempted to teach her brother's philosophy to her, eventually giving up in frustration over her lack of understanding.
    She edited her brother's writings (and forged documents) to make them reflect her own anti-semitic and pro-fascist beliefs.
    She insisted on being buried in the exact center of the family plot, requiring Friedrich's remains to be moved several feet to one side.
    Her brother was often patronizing to her.
    Her husband comitted suicide when their Aryan colony ran into financial troubles (1889).
    She cared for Friedrich after he suffered a mental and physical breakdown.

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