Hamburg: Staatsamt Hamburg, 1935. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 106pp. Original illustrated two color wraps with black lettering, protected in modern mylar. Projects of the Hamburg City Administrations during the Third Reich, issue 1, the reform of the school. In depth treatise of the Hamburg school system in the wake of National Socialism as an ideological movement: "'The national-socialistic ascertainment is more than a revolution in the common sense, a revolution that would only redistribute state and societal power structures. From the beginning national socialism claimed to be seen as an ideological movement that, based on the inert consciousness of wholeness, would capture the whole human being in its understanding of the natural line of generational succession, but most of all the nascent, the young generation. Therefore the national socialist realignment of the people's lives is most prominently visible in the reform of the state's educational system." (Chapter I, legislation and administration of schools). This chapter covers administration, private schools, compulsory education, and teacher's compensation.
Chapter II, education and curriculum, elaborates on school politics, training of teachers, social framework for students, nationalistic education, and goes on to detail elementary schools, high schools and vocational schools. The subchapter on elementary schools stresses the priority due to this part of the system, with emphasis on the Nordic type in blood, soul and spirit. Separate sections discuss history classes, German classes, "Lebenskunde," (not anymore a Marxist substitute for religious instructions but the German word for biology class, which certainly has gained importance in the Third Reich), achievements aimed for in school, and gymnastics. The chapter on high school is structured similarly with the addition of foreign languages, here referencing the necessity in particular for world harbors like Hamburg. Only the most important improvements for vocational schools are treated, e.g. the addition of one hour per week of gymnastics, education in national politics and advanced vocational schooling. The booklet is illustrated with b/w photographs of student works and activities as well as tables. Text in German. Wraps with light wear and foxing. Stamp on title page: Technikum Eutin. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #43645