|Feb-16-05|| ||vonKrolock: Max Blümich (*1886- +1942) Author of an infamous 1941 edition of the "Kleine Lehrbuch des Schachspiels", by Dufresne and Mieses, oportunistically changed, omitting and modifying the references to Chess personalities whith Jewish background - Article on-line, "Arische Eröffnung", by Klaus Gaisenkersting and Martin Krauss (in German) here http://www.belkaplan.de/chess/allge... |
|Nov-21-06|| ||Karpova: Yes, from jewish chessplayers only losses were included (except for one win by Kolish if i recall correctly) which was ridiculous.
So Bluemich even didn't include his games against Rubinstein:
|May-14-07|| ||SBC: |
I really must learn German
|May-14-07|| ||vonKrolock: :) Another "Prominenter" to be found there (besides of those already mentioned) is Theodor Gerbec|
|May-14-07|| ||whiteshark: That's maybe interesting for <SBC>:
Within the above linked article it is said that <Gutmayer founded a »Morphy chess society«>|
googling for <Schachgesellschaft Morphy> yield/bear only one additional but imo very valuable link : http://www.ewetel.net/~heike.focken...
footnote 112 - must be before WWI
|May-14-07|| ||vonKrolock: <whiteshark> Interesting article and significant passage too - I'm sure that <SBC> wil arrive to a translation before that we can display one here :)|
Some highlights from the article I linked above - quote: <"»Und von Schönheit kann man bei den Partien eines Flohr oder Fine wahrhaftig nicht reden«, schreibt Gerbec. »Reines Sicherheitsschach ist so ziemlich das Übelste, was bisher auf den 64 Feldern verzapft worden ist.« "> More firewood in the bonfire, as we say here...
And following pearl is from still another "Prominenter", Ernst Strouhal:quote <"»Konkret versuchte Diemer, die Schacheröffnungen nach politischen und rassischen Merkmalen zu bewerten. Die Juden sind die Schöpfer der positionellen, geschlossenen Eröffnungen, während das 'deutsche Kampfschach' - Synonym für Mut und Risiko - offene und kombinationsreiche Eröffnungen bevorzugt, welche dem 'deutschen Wesen' adäquat sind.«>
|Nov-04-07|| ||Karpova: A picture of him:
From left to right:
Kieninger (writing down his move), Bluemich (thinking), Carls (playing with black against Alekhine), Junge (the tall one standing and talking), Alekhine (playing against Carls) and Lokvenc (standing and talking to Junge)
|Dec-22-08|| ||Karpova: From Edward Winter's feature article "Chess: Hitler and Nazi Germany", 2000: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...|
BCM of January 1942, page 10:
<‘The “New Order” in Germany is busy on chess literature. The outstanding text-book in the German language is Dufresne’s "Lehrbuch des Schachspiels", which has held the field for some 60 years. From 1901 to 1937 it was periodically revised, and brought up to date by J. Mieses, and so remained a thoroughly modern work.
As its popularity could not be gainsaid, it had to be “aryanized”, and a new revision was entrusted to a 100 per cent Aryan master [Max Blümich (1886-1942)].
It will hardly be credited that the names of “non-Aryan” players have been omitted from the historical section, including Kolisch, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Rubinstein, etc. Not only that, all their most brilliant games which adorned earlier editions have been eradicated, although a few of their games were allowed to remain – those they lost! This is on a par with the maintenance of “Aryan” superiority in chess by the simple expedient of excluding non-Aryan competition.
There is only one word for it – lunacy. “Whom the gods wish to destroy…”.’>
|Nov-03-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Max Bluemich!!!|
|Nov-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Bluemich.|