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Moritz Jahn
German writer

Moritz Jahn

Moritz Jahn
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Intro German writer
Was Writer Poet
From Germany
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 1884, Lilienthal, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death 1979, Göttingen, Germany (aged 95 years)
Politics Nazi Party
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Moritz Jahn (27 March 1884 in Lilienthal, Lower Saxony – 19 January 1979 in Göttingen) was a Lower German novelist and an educator. He was also a poet, best known for writing poetry as well such as ballad, lyric, and narratives. Jahn was born in Lilienthal, a suburb in Lower Saxony to a Low German family. He was the member for Nazi Party. He has written notable books with narration such as Frangula and Lucifer. He was active from the 1920s to 1950s.


Moritz Jahn, the first Volksschule teacher, was studying from 1921 to 1925 in German studies and Art history. During the World War II in 1943, where he was working at the school services and he made his last active as a principal in Geismar and has been pensioned in 1944, free as a writer. Between 1933 and 1935, he was twice as a member of the Nazi Party and was in 1941, he became a subscriber of the Joseph Goebbels organisation Weimarer Dichtertreffen, by the National Socialist of the European Writers Union which has been founded. Jahn held on the meeting an network, in the he was one of the literature emigrants sharp attack. In the time of the National Socialism in Nazi Germany which he has been appointed as a doctorate of the University of Göttingen in 1944. In the quarter of Göttinger where has the place named after him calledMoritz-Jahn-Haus On 27 March 2014, the state of Göttingen celebrated his 130th birthday with a ceremony. In 1959, he was awarded for the Fritz Reuter Prize and Klaus Groth Prize.


His notable work was originally written in Lower German language, which he was written including lyric poetry, ballads, narratives and historical accounts, some of them in brief form and describes his poems with the impulse as an ambitious writer to devote himself to the Low German. His parts of work which it was also mainly located in the Lower German region, could be characterized as meditative or tragic, while other types like full of satirical elements. Jahn's favourite theme is the life of nerds and their failure society, such as in gasketed and ballads collection featuring Ulenspegel un Jan Dood (1933). His other well-known works are featured with narrative novels including Frangula (1933), the novella De Moorfro (1950) and Lucifer (1956). He published an important poetry collection Unkepunz, Ein deutsches Gesicht (1931) and Im weiten Land (1938). He died on 19 January 1979, at the age of 94.


  • Die Geschichte von den Leuten an der Außenföhrde. Junge Generation Verlag, Berlin 1930
  • Boleke Roleffs. Eine niederdeutsche Erzählung. Spielmeyer, Göttingen 1930
  • Unkepunz. Ein deutsches Gesicht. Spielmeyer, Göttingen 1931
  • Frangula oder Die himmlischen Weiber im Wald. Reclam, Leipzig 1933
  • Ulenspegel un Jan Dood - niederdeutsche Gedichte Verlag Westphal, Lübeck 1933
  • Im weiten Land. Erzählungen, Langen Müller, München 1938
  • Die Gleichen. Langen Müller, München 1939
  • Das Denkmal des Junggesellen. Eine harmlose Geschichte. Langen Müller, München 1942
  • Moritz. Das Denkmal des Junggesellen. Eine harmlose Geschichte. Bertelsmann, Gütersloh 1948
  • De Moorfro. Verlag der Fehrs-Gilde, Hamburg 1950
  • Luzifer. Verlag der Fehrs-Gilde, Hamburg 1955
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