Nachlass Erich Dauzenroth
Erich Dauzenroth (1931-2004) - Existence as "continuous patience"
(Michael Kirchner with thanks to Erich Dauzenroth, 1996)
German educator, historian, philosopher born in Fulda. Since 1952 he has dealt with the biography and work of Janusz Korczak (1878-1942), which he made the main subject of his interest and scientific research. In 1972 he joined the faculty of pedagogy at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen. He was the author of numerous publications and scientific papers on the history of pedagogical thought, the theory of upbringing and the reception of Janusz Korczak's works, the author of his biography, and the initiator and co-editor of a 16-volume edition of his collected works.
Dauzenroth was co-founder and Chairman (1984-1996) of the German Janusz Korczak Association (1977), in which he cooperated with the German Institute of Polish Culture in Darmstadt, promoting the idea of Polish-German cooperation.
The private collection of the professor, an advocate of the Korczak idea, was handed over to the Karl Dedecius Archive in 2005. They contain 4 meters of current documents and 30 meters of printed materials. Korczak's works and their German translations, materials connected with his person and pedagogical activity constitute a significant part of Erich Dauzenroth's legacy.