- Publisher: Verlag Scherl (1936)
- Language: German
- ASIN: B000ZDK3MW
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,816,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mensch und Sonne : Arisch-Olympischer Geist (Man and Sun : The Aryan-Olympic Spirit) (German) Hardcover – 1936
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Photos are mainly by Gerhard Riebecke, but several are by Edith Boeck.
Not knowing German, I've only just become familiar with the content.
From Monash University's Dr. Michael Mau:
Dr Michael Hau,
School of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts
Surén, Hans, 1885- 1972
Man and sunlight / by Hans Surén; authorized translation from the 67th edition by David Arthur Jones; with foreword by C. W. Saleeby. (Slough, [Eng.] : Sollux, 1927)
"A nation should be as one in the will to promote, by every means and with untiring energy, strength among its people. The upbuilding of morals and of character is closely bound up with this." The author of these lines, Hans Surén (1885-1972), was one of the most important propagators of nude gymnastics in Weimar and Nazi Germany. Born into a military family, he served as an officer in the German colony of Cameroon during World War I. After his release from British captivity, he became the director of the German army school for physical exercise in Wünsdorf near Berlin, a post he held until 1924.
"Man and Sunlight" is the English translation of his book "Der Mensch und die Sonne". Published in 1924, the book is just one in a series of bestsellers that extolled the hygienic benefits of nude gymnastics and sun bathing. Hans Surén's success as a writer was due to a message that denigrated intellectual achievements and encouraged young men to define success in life in terms of their physical development.Read more ›