The linkages Goodrick-Clarke makes concerning Ariosophy and German society are further detailed in Peter Merkl ’s Political Violence under the Swastika, “pre-1933 Nazis”, various NSDAP members, volunteered to write their memoirs and recollections about the rise of the Nazi Party in order to provide a coherent, statistical analysis of the motivations and ideals these early members hoped to pursue in German politics. From the findings, Merkl has found, through statistical evidence, that there were aspects of ideology within German society that favored intense German nationalism, ranging from what was considered to be a “German Romantic”, one who was “beholden to the cultural and historical traditions of old Germany…”  to someone classified as a part of an alleged “Nordic/Hitler Cult”, one who followed Voelkisch (traditional, anti-Semitic) beliefs. To further prove the point, Merkl discovered that of those willing to submit their testimonies, “Protestants tended to be German Romantics, Catholics to be anti-Semites, superpatriots, and solidarists. Areas of religious homogeneity were particularly high in anti-Semitism or in the Nordic-German cult,”  of which members of both religious groups were prone to Judenkoller , an alleged sudden and violent sickness that would manifest either in blatant hatred or hysteria at being within proximity of Jewish persons. Coincidentally, Merkl mentions a relationship to this Nordic/German- agrarian cult in relation to 19th-century to a "crypto-Nazi tradition", despite being written ten years prior to The Occult Roots of Nazism .