One of Germany’s
Writer and Lecturer
Formerly: Professor of Ethnology, Sociology and Comparative Law at the University of Cologne. Director of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne. Member of the City Council.
At Present: Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York City, Department of Anthropology.
Typically “Aryan” by Nazi definition, with a record as a front-line soldier during the war, holding an appointment at the University of Cologne and at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, he sacrificed the material achievements of a lifetime by resigning in protest against the Nazi regime.
A native of the Saar, which he revisited this spring, he is thoroughly familiar with the complexities and tyrannies of developments there. His knowledge is that of direct observation and personal experience. Though a member of a cultured, well-to-do family, he began his career by earning his living as a miner in the Saar coal mines; later worked as a postman, tutor among the upper classes, in lunatic asylums, shops and on newspapers. He spent several years traveling in European and other countries, especially in Africa.
A former member of the City Council of Cologne he is intimately acquainted with the political background of the Nazi movement and has kept in close touch with developments there since his departure last spring.
Though a young man he is one of the foremost ethnologists of our time. He is the author of many books and innumerable articles in his chosen field of study as well as in the fine arts and politics. He has been associated with Fritz Graebner and Bernhard Ankerman as publisher of “Ethnologica” since 1927. His new book, “The Savage Hits Back” is to appear shortly.
SOME LECTURE TITLES
From Tom-Tom to Newspaper How the Theatre Began Art Among the Natives How the Savage Sees the Whites
On the German Question
Why I, An Aryan, Left Germany The Saar Problem This Racial Nonsense
Facts and Fiction About Hitler
Anthropological Lectures Illustrated With Slides if Desired.
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