wrote The first postcard to the “dear Old lady,'” Hans Kessler on 1. September 1931, in the “Three crowns” in Dessau, Germany – of all places in the Hotel, was that since 1923, a meeting place of the local branch of the NSDAP. Only a few weeks later, on may 25. In October 1931, the Nazis in the last democratic elections in Anhalt, 39 percent of the vote, already in January 1932, the party leader, Paul Hofmann introduced to resolve for the first time, the application, the Bauhaus. Because he was rejected.

Peter-Philipp Schmitt

editor in the Department “Germany and the world”.

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Hans Kessler, the first of many postcards to his mother had chosen Wisely. The front of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius had designed in the mid-twenties. On the back of Kessler wrote: “As You see it, the Bauhaus; is it not beautiful?” Of Dessau, the Student was surprised “in the nice meaning: it is a very nice, clean town”. A month later, on may 2. October, 1931, and was followed by the second post-card: “I have Finally found a very nice place, located very close to the Bauhaus, in a settlement.” And further he wrote: “As the landlady learned that I was from the Bauhaus,’ she said, the knick-knacks and pictures could Yes out out of the room; she was used to grief.”

Hans Kessler, Born in 1906, was expelled in the summer of 1931 at the Technical University in Stuttgart in order to be a “Bauhäusler”. He was not disappointed: “The main difference of the Technical University is that the Student here is simply a machine into which you einstopft above expertise, and from the bottom of dullness, out comes no, the self-create, Invent a large role, and the will, not specialized people play here with a limited horizon to train, but all the people know that a combination of all areas is possible.”

for Almost two years, Kessler wrote regularly to his mother, Wilhelmine Kessler in food. In 100 post cards and letters, he described the life of the students, first in Dessau and then in Berlin, but also the Attempts of the national socialists, the Institution for the kill. Finally, the third Director of the school, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe remained, at 20. June 1933 nothing the Bauhaus “to resolve due to current economic difficulties”. Since April, the Bauhaus was “still”, as Kessler wrote. After a search of his house, the rooms were not sealed, a teaching operation is possible.

the most salaries no longer paid by the city of Dessau, “you had to pay the contract even 2 or 3 years,” as Hans Kessler on 10. June 1933 to let his mother know. At the end of April, he had feared the worst: “there is a chance that it will be re-opened; at least in berlin, in Germany. since you can not prove that we are a Communist cell’, postpones the decision as long as possible, to destroy the operation in this way. we bauhäusler are very depressed, because for us there is no equivalent school in which we can continue to work.“

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the time at the Bauhaus, Hans Keßler promising: “The Bauhaus buildings are in a class by itself. When I saw the first Time, I got a silent horror, after I realized that this whole Bohème, which ,objectively,’ grumbles that this is a free behaviour – to the du, for example, generally, the girls run in shorts – not the actual, the Bauhaus spirit, but the etiquette, the club badge, in short, a small, verzeihbare childish.“

Keßer, felt at first like a blue animal, “the man continued from his blue world in which it lived carefree, in a red”, adapted what remained of the mother hidden, wrote to her son but soon in the of the members of the Bauhaus preferred lower case. “I think it is very right, if a University is (…) a sense of proper spelling in the mass is introduced. The small writing is only the beginning.“ The small font was introduced in 1925 from typographic and time-saving reasons“ at the Bauhaus. Kesslers “civic hat” was replaced by “a beret, a bright red sweater with a brown, wide-cut corduroy trousers comes later,” he wrote to the mother on 30. In October 1931, in the usual ironic tone.