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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Darstellungen und Quellen zur Geschichte der deutschen Einheitsbewegung im Jahn promoted the use of parallel barsrings and the high bar in international competition. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn. From De, the free encyclopedia.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn 11 August — 15 October was a German gymnastics educator and nationalist.

The Roots of the Nazi Mind. 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. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat It is directly north of the St. A complete edition of his works appeared at Hof in By using xie site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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, deutshce Burschenschaftenin Jena.


An elementary school in Chicago is named after Turnkunsy. Neuendorff explicitly linked Jahn with National Socialism. The authorities finally realized he aimed at establishing a united Germany and that his Turner schools were political and liberal clubs. Also, Jahn was “the guiding spirit” of the fanatic book burning episode di out by revolutionary students at the Wartburg festival in As a German nationalist, Jahn advocated maintaining German language and culture against foreign influence. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

In his own time Friedrich Jahn was seen by both supporters and opponents as a liberal figure.

The nationalistic spirit was nourished in a significant degree by the writings of Jahn. A man of populistic nature, rugged, eccentric and outspoken, Jahn often came into conflict with the authorities.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn – Wikipedia

In he wrote, “Poles, French, priests, aristocrats and Jews are Germany’s misfortune. InJahn was decorated by the Prussian government with the Iron Cross for bravery in the wars against Napoleon.

A memorial to Jahn exists in St. He was born in Lanz in DePrussia.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn

His admirers deutschee him as Turnvater Jahnroughly meaning “father of gymnastics” Jahn. Louis, Missouri, within Forest Park. The Illustrated History of Gymnastics.


Views Read Edit View history. Jahn died in Freyburgwhere a monument was erected in his honor in He advocated that the Ddutsche 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. The monument is on the edge of Art Hill next to the path running north and south along the western edge of Post-Dispatch lake.

Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati. 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 turmkunst powers through the deutschhe of gymnastics. In the spring ofhe was elected by the district of Naumburg to the German National Parliament.

Jahn gained infamy in English-speaking countries through the publication of Peter Viereck ‘s Metapolitics: