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WWII - GERMANY CHANGES ITS ALPHABET & HITLER LATER BANS IT
2/2/2010 5:37:44 PM
By C'Rod
Did you know Germany use to have a different alphabet?

A German artist named Ludwig Sütterlin was commissioned to come up with a different alphabet that would be easier for children to learn. This alphabet was taught in all German schools from 1914-1941. It’s almost a dead alphabet now with only those in Mom's generation and historians remembering it even existed. Mom can still read and write in Sütterlin.

Hitler actually banned the alphabet in late 1941 after realizing the countries he conquered "could not read or understand Sütterlin."

According to Der Erste Zug (a living history organization):

"Even though Sütterlin was no longer being taught in schools after 1941, it continued to be used during WWII. Older Generations that had already been taught the Sütterlin style knew no other way of writing. Hence, Sütterlin script can be found in soldbuchs, letters, etc... all throughout the war."

To see examples of Sütterlin, please follow below links:

http://www.juninger.de/ahnenforschung/bilder/suetterlin_abc.gif

http://fr.academic.ru/pictures/frwiki/83/S%C3%BCtterlinschrift.png


Reference:

Bocek, J. (n.d.). What is Sütterlin Script. Retrieved from http://www.dererstezug.com/Suetterlin.htm


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More Blogs by Edeltraud F. Fellendorf
• WWII AUTHOR ONE STEP CLOSER TO PUBLISHING HER MEMOIRS -- FINDING AN EDITOR - Friday, February 05, 2010
•  WWII - GERMANY CHANGES ITS ALPHABET & HITLER LATER BANS IT - Tuesday, February 02, 2010  
• WWII AUTHOR REMEMBERS DEATH THAT CONVINCES HER OF MORE - Sunday, January 31, 2010
• CRITICAL INFORMATION AUTHORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL TEXT -- A MUST READ! - Friday, January 29, 2010
• WWII - SURVIVING THE RED ARMY'S BRUTAL REVENGE UPON BERLIN - Wednesday, January 27, 2010
•  ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR - ALLIED BOMBING TERROR CAMPAIGN - Tuesday, January 26, 2010
• SEEING HITLER FOR THE FIRST TIME - Monday, January 25, 2010
• AUTHOR WHO SURVIVED WWII IN HITLER'S BERLIN TURNS 80 - Sunday, January 24, 2010
• WWII AUTHOR IS TAUGHT ANOTHER HARSH LESSON - Saturday, January 23, 2010
• HITLER'S RACIAL TRAINING EMBEDDED FOR LIFE - Friday, January 22, 2010
• EVER WANT TO DO A VIDEO TRAILER FOR YOUR BOOK? - Thursday, January 21, 2010
• WWII AUTHOR'S SECOND BRUSH WITH DEATH IN BERLIN - Wednesday, January 20, 2010
• ANOTHER MEMOIR ABOUT WWII AND LIVING UNDER HITLER'S RULE - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
• WWII AUTHOR DISCUSSES FIRST MEMORY - Monday, January 18, 2010
• WWII MEMORIES CAPTURED BY AUTHOR AT 80 - Sunday, January 17, 2010
• WWII -- THE HORSE'S ROLE IN HITLER'S THIRD REICH - Saturday, January 16, 2010
• WWII -- A SOLDIER RETURNS FROM PRISON - Friday, January 15, 2010
• MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Thursday, January 14, 2010
• WWII -- A CHILD ALONE IN BERLIN - Wednesday, January 13, 2010
• KETTENHUNDE: HITLER’S FAITHFUL DOGS - Tuesday, January 12, 2010
• POST WWII -- MARRYING A GERMAN - Monday, January 11, 2010
• WWII -- BOMBING OF BERLIN - Sunday, January 10, 2010
• "NAZI MENTALITY"? - Saturday, January 09, 2010
• WWII LETTERS - Friday, January 08, 2010
• WWII -- DYING ON THE TOILET - Thursday, January 07, 2010
• POST WWII (1946) -- AMERICAN SCRAMBLED EGGS - Wednesday, January 06, 2010
• INFANT MURDER - Tuesday, January 05, 2010
• DOG - FOOD - Monday, January 04, 2010
• GERMAN SILESIA -- THE LAND THAT CEASED TO EXIST - Sunday, January 03, 2010
• SNAPPED - Saturday, January 02, 2010
• MY MOM - Friday, January 01, 2010
• ABOUT WRITING & PUSHING 80 - Thursday, December 31, 2009
• BRAINWASHED - Wednesday, December 30, 2009
• THE DENTIST AND BOOK PROPAGANDA - Wednesday, December 30, 2009
• INTRODUCTION TO A FASCINATING LADY - Tuesday, December 29, 2009


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