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FRITZ KAHN A CHRONOLOGY 1888 Born 29 September, Halle an der Saale, Germany 1889 Father, Arthur Kahn, a physician, emigrates to Hoboken, New Jersey, leaving family behind 1893 Arthur Kahn brings wife, Hedwig, and three children to United States; family moves to New York City 1895 Hedwig Kahn and children move back to Germany (Hamburg, Halle, Bonn) 1900 Arthur Kahn returns to Germany, moves family to Berlin 1912 Fritz Kahn graduates medical school, University of Berlin. Dissertation: The Care of Pregnant Women in Popular Belief and Literature 1914–­ 20 Serves in World War I German army medical corps. Begins contributing to Kosmos, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, and other periodicals. Pamphlets include The Milky Way (1914) and The Cell (1919) 1918–­ 20 Recuperates from war in Italy, Algeria, London 1920 Returns to Berlin, remarries, resumes medical practice. Writes Der Juden als Rasse und Kulturvolk (The Jews as a race and culture). 198 | FRITZ KAHN 1921 Travels to Palestine, buys property. Gynecological/ obstetrical practice in Berlin. 1922–­31 Das Leben des Menschen, 5 vols., 1,200 pictures; sells about 70,000 sets 1926 Consultant to GeSoLei exhibition (Dusseldorf) and exhibition on nutrition (Berlin) 1930 Goes on geological expeditions to Palestine and the Arctic 1932 Travels to Sahara 1933 Nazis come to power, burn Kahn’s books, force him to close his medical practice. Kahn emigrates with family to Palestine (Haifa, then Jerusalem) 1937 Moves to Paris. Unser Geschlechtsleben (Our sex life), which is translated into French, English, Dutch, other languages 1938 Kristallnacht. Kahn’s books placed on list of “harmful and undesirable works”; Unser Geschlechtsleben banned 1939 Der Mensch Gesund und Krank 1940 Moves to Bordeaux. Interned by the French government as enemy alien but gains release 1940–­ 41 France falls. Aided by Varian Fry and Albert Einstein, escapes to United States via Spain and Portugal, settles in New York 1942 First Aid: Popular 1943 Man in Structure and Function 1950s The Book of Nature; Design of the Universe. Returns to Europe (Switzerland, Denmark) 1968 Dies in Lugano, Switzerland ...

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ISBN
9781452915777
Related ISBN
9781517900212
MARC Record
OCLC
956584181
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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