ERIC Number: ED060691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Der Wandervogel: Eine Deutsche Jugendbewegung des 20. Jahrhunderts (The "Wandervogel:" A German Youth Movement of the Twentieth Century).
Bailliet, Theresia Sauter
Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, v49 n1-2 p3-6 F 1970-Spr 1971
In an attempt to place the attitudes of present-day youth--specifically hippies and similar groups--in perspective, this article reviews the roots and history of the "Wandervogel," a German youth movement which attempted a return to nature and the simplicity of folkways. While quoting pertinent literature from the past decade, the author examines the genesis of the "Wandervogel" spirit in the German romantic poets, traces it to the founding of mountain retreats during the early part of this century, and follows it to its demise during the Third Reich. Particular attention is paid to Hans Breuer, "Wandervogel" ideologist, and to his collection of folksongs. Indeed, the author feels that the resurrection of folk music, as exemplified by the Volkslied, is the principal legacy of the"Wandervogel," and the one which best represents what is finest in the spirit of the young today. (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Identifiers: Breuer (Hans); Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Conference, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania, October 1970