Blunck, Hans-Friedrich

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Name
Blunck, Hans-Friedrich Gender: M
Johann Friedrich Blunck
born on 3 September 1888 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Altona, Germany, 53n34, 9e48
Timezone LMT m9e48 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°54' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 01°01 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°17'



Hans-Friedrich Blunck (Gravestone)
photo: Udo Grimberg Blue pencil.svg Description German photographer Location of birth E, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Biography

German jurist and a writer who occupied various positions in Nazi cultural institutions in the time of the Third Reich.

Between 1920 and 1940, Blunck published many novels and narratives, which are regarded in modern times as an attempt to establish the way to National Socialism. Blunck was especially interested in Nordic themes and Hanseatic history, which he framed with an emphasis on nationalistic aspects and the "völkisch" body of thought. His work includes conflicts with the Germanic pantheon, Norse sagas, fairy tales, ghost stories and Low Saxon poetry.

After Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seized power, Blunck was chosen on 7 June 1933 to be the second chairman of the Section for Poetry of the Prussian Academy of the Arts; the first chairman was Hanns Johst. Blunck had before this taken up one of the posts left open after all Jewish members had been excluded.

In 1936, Blunck founded the "Foundation of German Works Abroad" ("Stiftung Deutsches Auslandswerk"), whose goal was to propagate a positive picture of the Third Reich abroad. He joined the Nazi party in 1937.

In 1952, Blunck published his memoirs under the title Unwegsame Zeiten ("Pathless Times"). He died on 24 April 1961.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party (1937-1945)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet