Walter HŸbner

On return to Germany, she decided to visit the Oberschulrat  [1] (Chief Inspector of Schools) Walter HŸbner(Photo 6). She had firstmet him in the winter semester of 1919/1920 at theFriedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin when she had attended his lecturecourse on The History of Literature in the 14th and 15th century. In 1922, shemet him again as Walter HŸbner had been one of the examiners on the examinationboard that had admitted her to a teaching position in the secondary schoolsystem. Further, because HŸbner was both interested and involved in teachingmethods of English in German schools  [2] , he was a good person to contact. Hesuggested to her that she must lodge a formal application with the ReichsministerfŸr Wissenschaft (Minister for Science). He also suggested that she shouldcontact Dr.J.MŸller, the Director of a private college in Marburg-an-der-Lahn,as MŸller had succeeded in getting permission for English Examinations to beheld at his school.  On the 19th of August 1936, the application to holdexaminations for Cambridge University at the Dr Leonore Goldschmidt Schule waslodged with the Reichsminister fŸr Wissenschaft. The information given wassimilar to that given in the application for the Abitur but added that ateaching library of over 2000 books had been acquired.  The newschool year 1936/1937, opened with the Sports Festival of Jewish Schools (Photos 7, 8 and 9). It was a greatoccasion for all Jewish children in Berlin as they had been excluded fromtaking part in the Olympic Games. The Dr.Leonore Goldschmidt Schule, being anew school, sent a dozen active participants,  [3] a relatively small number but, when theyentered the playing field wearing their green shorts with a green LGS badge ontheir white shirt, Lore Goldschmidt was very proud. The author won the event ofthrowing the ball with the upper arm. [4] The festival concluded with the singing of the Hatikva.

[1]Application to the Reichsminister for English examinations,  Bundesarchiv, Potsdam 19/8/1936

[2]Festschrift for HŸbnerÕs 80th birthday, published Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 1964

[3]Photograph published in "Hier ist kein Bleiben länger", Berlin Wilmersdorf, 1992

[4]Photograph in possession of the author

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