Hans-friedrich Blunck

Picture of Hans-friedrich Blunck

Date of Birth: 09/03/1888

Age: 72

Place of birth: Hamburg

Citizenship: Germany


Hans Friedrich Blunk (Hans-Friedrich Blunck) was born in the port city of Hamburg`s Altona (Altona, Hamburg), in the family of a school teacher. As a student, Hans studied law at one of the largest educational institutions in Germany - Christian Albrecht University named. Further training he went to Heidelberg University named Ruprecht and Carl.

During the First World War Blunk was drafted into the armed forces, where he received the rank of officer. After the war, in the period from 1920 to 1928. He worked as a government advisor, and from 1925 to 1928-th was a member of the Senate of the University of Hamburg.

The period between 1920 and 1940 was for Hans Blunka rich in terms of creative activity; During these years he wrote and published a number of his novels and short stories, which are currently regarded as an attempt to take the path of National Socialism. Blunka particularly interested in Scandinavian themes and history of the Hanseatic League, which he tried to arrange for the ideas of National Socialism. It works wonderfully intertwined and German pantheon and Norse sagas, fairy tales, ghost stories, and Saxon poetry.

After the seizure of power by the Nazis, June 7, 1933 Blunka chose the second chairman of the Committee of poetic Prussian Academy of Arts; its first president was Jost Hans (Hanns Johst). In the same year, Blunk was appointed the first president of the Literary Chamber of the Third Reich, and in addition to his responsibilities included monitoring and adjustment of all the literary production. However, in October 1935 he was removed from the post of incitement. Unlike its successor Jost, Hans Blunk was a member of the Nazi Party and openly spoke out against the persecution of the Jews, who fought in the First World.

In 1936 Blunk created a fund for the Germans working abroad. The purpose of this fund was to increase the influence of the Third Reich outside Germany. He became the first president, and in 1940 an honorary president of the foundation. After the war, in 1952, Hans Blunk released a memoir titled `Heavy vremena` (Unwegsame Zeiten).

Blunk died April 24, 1961, at the age of 72 years.