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Aufrechter Gang: Leben und Werk des Föderalismustheoretikers Walter Ferber (1907-1996)


Ferber, Rafael (1997). Aufrechter Gang: Leben und Werk des Föderalismustheoretikers Walter Ferber (1907-1996). Schweizer Monatshefte, 77(5):31-34.

Abstract

In this paper, the life and work of Walter Ferber (1907-1996) – German theorist of federalism, survivor of the KZ Dachau – is portrayed. Ferber was born on December 24, 1907, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He emigrated in 1932 to Vienna, Austria, where he first worked as an editorial journalist of the labour union’s journal “Die neue Zeitung” and later as a freelance writer warning readers of the national socialist tendencies in Germany and Austria. After the “Anschluss” in 1938, the Nazis deported him to the concentration camp Dachau and then Flossenbürg, and then again to Dachau, where he stayed until October 24, 1942. In November 1942, he fled to Switzerland while being moved to France. After the war, he worked on his theories about federalism while living in Augsburg and Singen, Germany, and in Lucerne, Switzerland. His work (especially his “Der Föderalismus”, Augsburg 1946) had some influence on the federalistic ideas of the Basic Constitutional Law of Germany. Ferber died on April 13, 1996, in Lungern, Switzerland (abstract written by Gregor Damschen).

Abstract

In this paper, the life and work of Walter Ferber (1907-1996) – German theorist of federalism, survivor of the KZ Dachau – is portrayed. Ferber was born on December 24, 1907, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He emigrated in 1932 to Vienna, Austria, where he first worked as an editorial journalist of the labour union’s journal “Die neue Zeitung” and later as a freelance writer warning readers of the national socialist tendencies in Germany and Austria. After the “Anschluss” in 1938, the Nazis deported him to the concentration camp Dachau and then Flossenbürg, and then again to Dachau, where he stayed until October 24, 1942. In November 1942, he fled to Switzerland while being moved to France. After the war, he worked on his theories about federalism while living in Augsburg and Singen, Germany, and in Lucerne, Switzerland. His work (especially his “Der Föderalismus”, Augsburg 1946) had some influence on the federalistic ideas of the Basic Constitutional Law of Germany. Ferber died on April 13, 1996, in Lungern, Switzerland (abstract written by Gregor Damschen).

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:German
Date:1997
Deposited On:28 May 2015 07:31
Last Modified:23 Nov 2017 08:39
Publisher:Schweizer Monatshefte
ISSN:0036-7400
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-165747
Related URLs:http://retro.seals.ch/cntmng?pid=smh-002:1997:77::747

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