Martin Heidegger, one of the founders of Existentialism and mentor to Jean-Paul Satre, was enormously influential in developing the intellectual underpinnings of the Left's assault on reason and Western values, so your example supports the underlying unity of Nazism and Marxism. (Some weasel words attempting to explain away Heidegger's passionate support for National Socialism.)
Before Heidegger became the Nazi rector of the University of Freidburg in 1933, he served as teacher and sage to four gifted students of assimilated German Jewish backgrounds. Hannah Arendt, who at 18 began a three-year love affair with Heidegger, achieved fame as a political thinker. Herbeert Marcuse, denounced by the Pope in the late 1960s, became a philosophical guru for the New Left. Hans Jonas matured into a pioneering theorist of environmentalism, serving as a touchstone for the German Green Party. And Karl Lowith became a distinguished scholar of modern historical consciousness.
- "Heidegger's Children": Sins of the Father; reviewed by James Ryerson, New York Times on the Web Book Review; December 21, 2001