Die deutsche Turnkunst. Front Cover. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Ernst Eiselen. Matthes & Seitz Verlag, – Gymnastics – pages. review?id =RKFAAAAAcAAJ. Die deutsche Turnkunst. By Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. Get this from a library! Die deutsche Turnkunst.. [Friedrich Ludwig Jahn; Ernst Wilhelm Bernhard Eiselen].

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Also, Jahn was “the guiding spirit” of the fanatic book burning episode carried out by revolutionary students at the Wartburg festival in InJahn was decorated by the Prussian government with the Iron Cross for bravery in the wars against Napoleon. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In he wrote, “Poles, French, priests, aristocrats and Jews are Germany’s misfortune. A man of populistic nature, rugged, eccentric and outspoken, Jahn often came into conflict with the authorities. Louis, Missouri, within Forest Park. It features a large bust of Jahn in the center of an arc of stone, with statues of a male and female gymnast, one on each end of the arc.

A complete edition of his works appeared at Hof in Jahn promoted the use of parallel barsrings and the high bar in international competition. He advocated that the German states should unite after the withdrawal of Napoleon’s occupying armies, and establish a democratic constitution under the Hohenzollern monarchywhich would include the right to free speech. LanzBrandenburgPrussia. The Roots of the Nazi Mind. Brooding upon what he saw as the humiliation of his native land by NapoleonJahn conceived the idea of restoring the spirits of his countrymen by the development of their physical and moral powers through the practice of gymnastics.


After the war, he returned to Berlin, where he was appointed state teacher of gymnastics, and he took on a role in the formation of the student patriotic fraternities, or Burschenschaftenin Jena. The sentence was reversed inbut he was forbidden to live within ten miles of Berlin. Jahn gained infamy in English-speaking countries through the publication of Peter Viereck ‘s Metapolitics: An elementary school in Chicago is named after Jahn.

Retrieved from ” https: The nationalistic spirit was nourished in a significant degree by the writings of Jahn.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

He commanded a battalion of the corps, but he was often employed in the secret service during the same period. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Darstellungen und Quellen zur Geschichte der deutschen Einheitsbewegung im Views Read Edit View history. In his own time Friedrich Jahn hurnkunst seen by both supporters and opponents as a liberal figure.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn – Wikipedia

A memorial to Jahn exists in St. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn 11 August — 15 October was a German gymnastics educator and nationalist. The Illustrated History of Gymnastics. His admirers know him as Turnvater Jahnroughly meaning “father of gymnastics” Jahn.


Jahn died in Freyburgwhere a monument was erected in his honor in The monument is on the edge of Art Hill next to drutsche path running north and south along the western edge of Post-Dispatch lake. Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As a German nationalist, Jahn advocated maintaining Turnounst language and culture against foreign influence. The authorities finally realized he aimed at establishing a united Germany and that his Turner schools were political and liberal clubs. However, Jacques Barzun observed that Viereck’s portrait of cultural trends supposedly leading to Nazism was “a caricature without resemblance” deutscue on “misleading shortcuts”. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Neuendorff explicitly linked Jahn with National Socialism.

Die deutsche Turnkunst – Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Ernst Eiselen – Google Books

The Roots of the Nazi Mind It is directly north of the St. In the spring ofhe was elected by the district of Naumburg to the German National Parliament.

He was born in Lanz in BrandenburgPrussia.