Klatt, Fritz

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Klatt, Fritz Gender: M
Friedrich Albert Klatt
born on 22 May 1888 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°31' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°19 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°29'


German educational reformer and writer, one of the leaders of the German Youth Movement in the 1920s, especially involved in adult education and active leisure. In 1921 he founded a school in Prerow on the Darß peninsula in Pomerania, which the Nazis closed in 1933. He thought traditional education overemphasized acquiring knowledge through repetition and obedience. He advocated "creative education" that would bring out what is already in the man to encourage their individual development. He attached great importance to community work and leisure activities to reduce stress and regenerate the creative forces. This included physical activities such as gym, sports and dance.

Klatt was one of the contributors to the journal Die Kreatur (The Creature) co-founded in 1925 by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy and edited by Joseph Wittig, Martin Buber, and Viktor von Weizsäcker, which lasted until 1930. The journal published writings by authors who were opposed to the dominant educational theory in Germany based on idealism, positivism, and historicism.

From 1930 Klatt was co-editor of the Neue Blätter fūr den Socialismus with Eduard Heimann and Paul Tillich. In 1931 he was appointed professor at the Pedagogical Academy in Altona, Hamburg.

Fritz Klatt died on 26 July 1945 in Vienna, aged 57.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Heimann, Eduard (born 11 July 1889). Notes: Co-editors
  • associate relationship with Tillich, Paul (born 20 August 1886). Notes: Co-editors
  • spouse relationship with Klatt, Edith (born 24 January 1895). Notes: 1919-1935


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor