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German language , literature and history educator

Herbert Deinert, German language, literature and history educator. Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers of German (past president Central New York chapter), German Studies Association, Goethe Society North America, Fruehe Neuzelt Interdisziplinaer.

Background

Deinert, Herbert was born on December 13, 1930 in Wiedenbrück, Germany. Came to the United States, 1954, naturalized, 1959.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1960.

Career

He was a noted scholar focusing on German literature and intellectual history since the time of Martin Luther. His early work centered on the influence of Rilke on music but later focused on the works of Goethe (especially Faust), Hesse, Kafka, Mann, Brecht. Writing on the subject, Deinert said:\r\n Many forces contributed to the collapse of the GDR as a separate state, the final and most visible was the mass exodus via Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

The Communist regime resisted change when change was taking place in most of East Germany's neighbors to the east and southeast.

Politics

But an ever increasing number of increasingly restless citizens insisted on it and, not given a chance to change matters by improving the system, effected the most radical change of all: they swept away an unresponsive, cynical and calcified government.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers of German (past president Central New York chapter), German Studies Association, Goethe Society North America, Fruehe Neuzelt Interdisziplinaer.

Connections

Married Waltraut von der Emde, 1957. Children: Erika, Mark.

spouse:
Waltraut von der Emde

children:
Mark Deinert

Erika Deinert